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The Leadership Book, 2nd Edition by Mark Anderson

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Awaydays

‘Awaydays’ are short periods of time – usually no more than one or two days – when you take your immediate colleagues to a location away from the office for an informal process of bonding and reflection.

Frequency – irregular, by definition.

Key participants – your direct reports only.

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Objective

Most of us work in an employment location. Even if we work in an increasingly flexible structure that encourages home-working, the office base is the single location we have in common with our colleagues and the one which essentially defines our relationships. It is the place where we most often meet, which has formal and informal rules of behaviour, and which sets the tone – itself affected by many factors (location, ...

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