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…

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…

Is your business ready for the ‘Teampreneurs’?

  Today members of the Vmax Consulting team spent a fascinating morning working with the students and coaches of the Entrepreneurial Business Management degree at Northumbria University. Based on 'Tiimiakatemia', an experiential learning philosophy developed and honed in Finland, this…

Influencing others: Lessons from Reg Revans

Reg Revans, the father of Action Learning, contributed so much to our knowledge and understanding of the learning process and, I would contend, one of his most significant contributions was his Principle of Insufficient Mandate, which states that “those unable…

The dance of change

I was reflecting on the nature of organisational change recently and thinking about the relatively short half-life of behaviour change stimulated from development programmes.  Participants return from the programme with great enthusiasm to put their learning into practice in the…