Articles

Decision making in uncertain times

A friend called me this morning for help and advice. They run a local restaurant and are considering whether they try to continue trading and the implications for their employees and their family. Like most of us, they're trying to…

How leadership development can thrive in a world of remote working

Remote working is here to stay Remote working has been thrust into the spotlight by the COVID 19 coronavirus outbreak, but the trend towards flexible working patterns is long established. In the UK, the number of remote workers has increased…

Stop just thinking about culture… Five simple actions to take TODAY

5 simple actions that leaders can take to improve their organisational culture and encourage a new way of thinking. Recognition of the importance of organisational culture seems to be increasing on a daily basis.  About time too, as it is…

I have an executive coaching hammer, but not every problem is a nail!

Executive coaching can't fix everything.  There, I've said it. Even if executive coaching was a hammer, not every problem is a nail. It's an amazing tool for aligning leadership behaviour with organisational expectations.  It's fantastic at helping managers understand what will…

How to shortlist executive coaches

There's a lot of executive coaches out there.  An awful lot.  The Association for Coaching lists over 1,600 members.  The International Coach Federation has over 20,000. There are multiple LinkedIn groups dedicated to coaching practice with 30,000+ members. The eventual…

Masterclasses in organisational change, executive coaching and behavioural change

Join us in London throughout 2017 to learn critical skills in organisational change, executive coaching and behavioural change. Hot on the heels of our successful one-day BootCamps, we're delighted to announce a series of intensive two-hour afternoon sessions covering some of…

Mindfulness – an unhelpful cliché that misses the point

Mindfulness and the broader topic of employee well-being has swept onto the development agenda over the last couple of years.  In its wake are thousands of managers frantically trying to jump on the bandwagon. Happier employees work harder, stay longer…