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?
Our nearly 50 years of research and experience working with leaders has revealed one constant truth: leadership is hard. It always has been. We may not stop to think about it much, but we expect a lot from leaders, every … Continue reading Becoming A High-Performing Team
Some say that change is more daunting if you’re standing still. By embracing change wholeheartedly (or confronting change head on, depending on your mood), you are taking control and enabling yourself to adapt more quickly to your new surroundings or situation. Continue reading Adapting to Constant Change: Top Tips
First-line leaders are the largest and arguably most important group of leaders in any organization. They are the main drivers of business results, typically managing strategic execution initiatives, customer success, and employee engagement. Continue reading First-Line Leadership Essentials
Millennials are difficult. They ask for too much, they expect rewards with little work, and they’re completely re-calibrating the corporate world as we know it. If you’ve ever so much as glanced through the headlines on any given day, you’re … Continue reading Millennials Aren’t Different, The World Is
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
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
Written by Emily Thornton and Heidi Marshall It’s widely acknowledged that the world of work has been transformed since the digital revolution. Everything moves so fast, and companies are forced to continually innovate and adapt in order to survive. The … Continue reading The Role of Emotions in the Digital Age Workplace
On a recent rainy November lunchtime in London, we ran a webinar for HR, L&D and Talent professionals across the EMEA region to explore the thorny issue of resilience. It’s hardly a topic that is struggling to get airtime across … Continue reading Are Your Employees Stressed? How to Build a Resilient Organisation [EMEA Webinar Recap]
In today’s turbulent times change is no longer episodic, it is the air we breathe, the natural habitat in which we live and work every day. Keeping up with today’s warp-speed of change requires people and teams to quickly shift … Continue reading [Poll] Building Trust in the Workplace
Resilience – The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy. *The American Heritage College Dictionary. Third Edition In times when change seems to be the only thing that is constant, it is more important than ever to … Continue reading Resilience: something we are born with, or a trait we acquire along the way?
You don’t have to look far to find articles or stories about companies looking to enhance their performance management processes. We believe the focus on improving performance management is a worthy cause, as we rarely find traditional performance management processes … Continue reading Six Keys to Better Coaching