Top sportsmen have coaches, so why don’t top business executives?

As I sit down and write this, I look across at my husband who’s transfixed to the TV screen watching the Sports Personality of the Year Award 2012 with our son, both of whom are keen sportsmen. This got me thinking about the great year of...

The increased power of feedback

The increased power of feedback when it’s seen as a two way process and delivered ‘in the moment’ Feedback is often variable, very patchy and at best, given with considerable discomfort on behalf of the giver and usually received with...

Transferring learning into the workplace


Blog | Sep 17 2012

Leadership Development is only effective if it results in changes of behaviour back in the workplace. How effective are you at keeping the development focus and applying the changes you want? What are the best strategies for you in maintaining...

Are these your top 10 Leadership Issues in 2012?


Blog | Sep 02 2012

From discussions with our clients we are forming some common challenges for business today. Are these your top 10 Leadership Issues in 2012? Change, change, change (communicating it, dealing with it, leading through the uncertainty). Rapid...

Technical Expertise a double edged sword?


Blog | Aug 23 2012

You’ve got the experts for the cutting edge your organisation requires; they are excellent in their chosen area and your organisation relies heavily on that expertise, but they are not always ‘expert’ in engaging with others. Can the ‘behaviours’...

Leadership Development in 2012


Blog | Aug 14 2012

Leadership Development in 2012 Several recent surveys and research papers, including those from Deloitte and Taleo Research, indicate the top strategic talent issues for 2012 are : leadership development, talent mobility, and building critical...


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