Personality vs Performance in Leadership

Have you ever walked into a meeting with your boss feeling confident and well prepared yet you left deflated, confused and exhausted? Your project was approved but now it’s on hold. You could’ve been told this in your last one-to-one but he cancelled it, again!

Sounds familiar? You’re not alone. Corporate Learning Survey 2016 by Henley […]

The Times Talent Summit – What We Heard

The Times Talent Summit, chaired by Oli Barrett, Co-founder of StartUp Britain and sponsored by Vodafone, which we attended on 20th May 2016 hoped to address some challenging issues which Emma Tucker, Deputy Editor for The Times summed up as: “Recruiting the best people and retaining them is still a huge challenge”. […]

CIPD L&D Show – 3 Themes From Our Conversations

12th May 2016

We’ve had some great conversations this week with our industry colleagues from across the UK and abroad who attended the CIPD Learning & Development show. Here are the top lines of 3 recurring themes: […]

One of San Francisco’s toughest schools transformed by the power of meditation

A pioneering programme has reduced stress and improved grades at Visitacion Valley middle school – with lessons other schools and – organisations – can learn from (, 24 Nov 2015.)
There was a time when Visitacion Valley middle school in San Francisco could have featured in a gritty US crime drama. Surrounded by drugs and gang violence, […]

Secret Confession & Tips for Ambitious Sales and Other Executives

It all started in the 90-ties when I decided I wanted to own a car. I was a penniless student living around the corner from the train station so it was a classic case where wanting had nothing to do with needing. However, one day, I casually wandered into a local VW showroom and after […]

It is Feedback or Getback?

Giving regular feedback can amount to some of the most important conversations you will ever have as a leader, manager or a team member.
When conducted appropriately, it will inspire others and drive their motivation to learn and develop. On the other hand, erratic and poorly delivered feedback will feel more like a getback at somebody […]

Leadership Style – When Nobody’s Watching

Just imagine how easy it would be to recruit top leadership talent if you could just have a sneak preview into how they behave on their way to and from a job interview, especially, when nobody’s watching.
How do they speak to the person who makes their latte at Starbucks? How do they react when someone has […]

Entrepreneur’s Trap – Inspiration Becomes Exasperation

Being a first-time founder can be both the hardest and the most rewarding professional experience you will ever have. There’s no doubt that your passion and evangelical belief that the world really needs what you are about to create will help you get the right attention. However, it’s also proven that, precisely, these components could leave […]

The Double Meaning of Promotion

Ok. So you’ve just become a leader. Amazing! Congratulations! It’s a great feeling being promoted, trusted and appreciated, isn’t it? The feeling that the future is bright and prosperous, that hard work pays off and that somehow things are falling into place. […]

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