Mindfulness has long been a buzz word to help us cope with the stresses and strains of our hectic lives; and increase our focus and productivity levels. However, today I would like to share some thoughts about how we can change behaviours by incorporating mindfulness at work. Continue reading 5 Ways That Mindfulness Can Support Behaviour Change
It’s hardly surprising that Matthew Syed is fascinated by the concept of marginal gains and the secrets of high performance. Not just a journalist, commentator, author, broadcaster (and breathe …), he is a double Olympian, having represented Great Britain in Barcelona and Sydney as one of the world’s top table tennis players. Continue reading [Book Review] Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
If we want to create a world where everyone has equal opportunities to fulfil their potential, regardless of their gender – or indeed any other of the protected characteristics such as race or sexual orientation – then we must begin this process in our workplaces. Our goal has to be to build our businesses in a way that ascribes equal value to masculine and feminine traits, where diversity is the default and not the exception. Continue reading Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View
Heidi Marshall, EMEA Marketing Manager, recaps our Everday Leadership Summit 2019 and notes key takeaways for L&D professionals all over the globe. Continue reading The Driving Force behind Behaviour Change: Insights from our Everyday Leadership Summit
As much as we tend to be drawn towards putting ourselves and others in little boxes when it comes to personality types and preferences, our introvert/extrovert tendencies are not always so black and white. Not only do we draw energy from different sources on different days, but we can find our preferences changing as we journey through life. Continue reading The Introverted Leader: Is the Workplace Still Biased Towards Extroversion?
This week, I spent a couple of hours away from my day job, sat in my child’s primary school hall, full of school leaders, governors and teachers. They were gathered together for a workshop by an not-for-profit organisation called ‘Diversity … Continue reading From School to the Workplace: Lessons in Inclusion
Written by Louise Franklin, Project Leader. Opinions are her own. Theresa May, Jacinda Adhern and Jeremy Corbyn – political preferences aside, who is the real leader here? If there was ever a time when true leadership was called for it’s … Continue reading Lessons in Genuine Leadership
Roundtable discussion, 8 March 2019, London As a leadership development company, we feel that we are not only responsible for observing and reacting to changing business landscapes, but for driving a change which is ethically right and will help our … Continue reading What is the Role of L&D in the Quest for a Gender Balanced Workforce?
Written by Emily Thornton, Senior Project Leader I have resigned myself to provoking laughter whenever I show a copy of a book I’m reading to colleagues – without fail, almost every other page is dog-eared or marked with a brightly … Continue reading [Book Review] The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle
Written by Jeremy Behrmann, EMEA Client Director On the 17th of November the Gilets Jaunes or “Yellow Vest” protests began to wreak havoc across the French capital and beyond. The leaderless movement has been able to frustrate authorities by mobilising … Continue reading ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests and the Rise of the Agile Competitor
If you are employed in the UK in the Financial Services industry, the chances are you will be feeling the impact and uncertainty of the Brexit debate on a very personal level. A no-deal Brexit is (at the time of … Continue reading Building Team Resilience to Overcome Stress in the Financial Services Sector
Insights from AchieveForum’s Project Delivery team. We all know that L&D responsibility – and in particular leadership development – can be a tough gig. It’s common to have multiple stakeholders, all with differing agendas. Dwindling resources can sometimes feel as … Continue reading L&D Provider: From Helpful Resource to Powerful Ally