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VISION – THE WHY BEHIND CHANGE

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

HOW TO TACKLE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

CLIMATE – SUSTAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGH CHANGE

What is an organisational blueprint?

In the simplest sense, a blueprint is a template from which to build. It’s not meant to be sexy; it’s compound but candid. Within organisations, a blueprint is the grouping of processes, systems, and procedures that give structure and sense to what we do. It’s a corporate comfort blanket of familiarity.

THE POWER OF PERSONALITY IN LEADERSHIP

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

BLUEPRINTS – ADDING PEOPLE TO THE CHANGE PROCESS

What is an organisational blueprint?

In the simplest sense, a blueprint is a template from which to build. It’s not meant to be sexy; it’s compound but candid. Within organisations, a blueprint is the grouping of processes, systems, and procedures that give structure and sense to what we do. It’s a corporate comfort blanket of familiarity.

INNOVATION – MORE THAN A GREAT IDEA

Amazon. Google. Uber. Apple… The relevance of originality and ingenuity goes without saying in today’s world economy (The Most Innovative Companies of 2017).

From garage to global industry mogul, but certainly not over-night. Growing a high-impact enterprise needs resourcefulness, engagement, agility and persistence. We need creativity and innovation to stand out from the crowd and come out on top. Innovation is the activation of creativity.

DECIDING WHICH LEADER TO FOLLOW

A recent YouGov poll of 1,729 voters, published in The Independent, revealed current Prime Minister David Cameron to be the ‘most liked leader’, regardless of whether people agreed with his political standpoint. But is being ‘likeable’ enough?

HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR LEADERS

Doing well these days, even just coping, is increasingly about our ability to deal positively with constant change, uncertainty and pressure. And with today’s volatile, complex and ambiguous world looking like it’s here to stay, it’s essential to equip tomorrow’s business leaders with the capability to deliver within it.

IT’S NOT ME; IT’S YOU. OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO COLLABORATIVE CULTURE.

It’s 8.25am. The train that I’m travelling on has almost reached its final destination, but has halted just outside the station. It’s looking likely that we’ll miss our scheduled arrival time by a few minutes.

WHAT KIND OF ROLE MODEL ARE YOU?

We are all role models in some capacity – at work, at home, to our friends and to our children. But we might not realise it yet.

Being seen as a ‘role model’ can be a rather daunting prospect. It evokes expectations of perfection and the need to be constantly on top form. This might seem like a fake reality, or even an arrogant way for us to present ourselves to the world.