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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…

Leadership development in action: Nyomi’s story

Just under a year ago we completed a 2 year high potential (HIPO) development programme with Shred-it, the the world’s leading secure information destruction company and part of Stericycle Inc. We welcomed participants from across Shred-it's EMEAA operations, from the…

Success requires lots of small steps in the right direction

It's been a pleasure to work with the team at Sapphire over the last 6 months.  A hugely successful design and manufacturing business, we've been supporting them in the building of their operating strategy and the development of clear behavioural…

“Cream will rise” – how not to manage a merger

The old adage that ‘Cream rises to the top’ is absolutely correct but some organisations stretch this too far and expect this natural biological process to work as a metaphor within their business whilst providing no catalyst or enabling framework.…

Am I coaching or mentoring? Know the differences, but don’t worry too much…

At our regular, free Executive Coaching BootCamps, one of the most common questions we get is the difference between coaching and mentoring. Whilst it would be lovely to give a black and white answer to this, the reality is it's…