Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

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Pauses really do refresh (recommended blog)


I really enjoyed this Korn Ferry blog as it pulls together all my favourite development themes into a single list of 'transformative pauses'... damn, I wish I'd written this blog! I've provided a short summary in brackets so you… Read more

Lead Inside the Box (Guest Blog)


You might recall my review of Mike's excellent book "One Piece of Paper"; I'm delighted that Mike Figliuolo has written us a guest blog to tell us about a newly published book he co-authored: Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders… Read more

White House in USA lit up in rainbow colours

Diversity creates dissent, and you need that!


[An inclusive workplace is] one where all who come with the professional skills sufficient to perform the requirements of the job feel welcome, supported, and rewarded, and are inspired to succeed based on their ability.” Says Brad Wilson… Read more

9 box grid used for talent review as a precursor to leadership succession planning

10 reasons why you are NOT leadership material


Companies that fall short on managing leadership succession and development end up facing performance challenges due to market changes and talent attrition. Those companies will be forced to hire untested external talent or promote internal staff with… Read more

How do you compare to others?


When was the last time you obtained absolutely objective, detailed feedback on your management competencies and leadership style? Do you know how you compare to your same-level peers across the UK? Do you want to know? Really? Now you can! Measurable… Read more

5 steps to turn career pain into gain


We have all failed at work in some capacity whether it was a deadline that slipped, a clunky conversation or failing to deliver the expected results... of course it was "early in our career" when these things happened. Sometimes it was our actions… Read more

Nick Vujicic: Failing <> Failure


"Fear will disable you more than having no limbs" was the startling message from Nick Vujicic who has been one of my role models for resilience since I heard of him in 2010. Born with no arms and no legs Nick Vujicic has made his fortune as… Read more

the word "simple"

How to focus on results to minimise overwhelm


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the rate of new email you receive or an ever expanding to-do list? Conflicting priorities? There’s a simple but effective mindset shift that can put you back in control. The trouble is that we’ve become… Read more

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From sometime cynic to convert in 9 thought provoking, sometimes difficult, self-exploratory, confidence building, me-empowering, now-we’re-really-moving  sessions.
- Sara, author