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

Our leadership blog

Thank you - say it like you mean it!

30.11.2014

The simple act of saying thank you, authentically and fairly, can significantly improve relationships among colleagues and make workplace environments more positive for all who work there. Here are 5 ways your staff would like you to express your… Read more

Quote - Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit - Bernard Williams

Resilience as a foundation to facing fear

23.11.2014

There’s an intimate connection between overcoming fear and feeling resilient. After all how can you feel the fear and still step forward when in the back of your mind you believe that a negative outcome will significantly destabilise your ability… Read more

Employee roadmap for change at a bank

4 Steps to say it with impact

30.10.2014

This isn’t a blog about infographics – but they do illustrate my point (pun intended!). We’re all bombarded with information every day and it is all too easy to get distracted, get lost in the detail or miss the main message. Leaders… Read more

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I don't do pink and fluffy, do you?

18.10.2014

In my experience there are two main approaches to HR-type conversations and to coaching, there’s the head tilted on one side “issues and tissues” approach and then there’s the “I hear you, now what can you do about it”… Read more

Blog - Man at desk overstressed

Do you recognise these 3 Steps to Burnout?

27.09.2014

Some years ago one of my colleagues had a heart-attack in the office and died, he was a fit and healthy male in his mid 30s who was rising up the career ladder; he was survived by his wife and young child. If you think a heart attack sounds melodramatic… Read more

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Scotland and a Demand for Trustworthy Politics

19.09.2014

Today Scotland voted in a fair, legal and decisive democratic process to remain part of the United Kingdom, it is an historic day. Setting aside personal views on the integrity, intention, capability and results of the different political leaders, and… Read more

Derby Launch of Achievers Academy for Women

08.09.2014

A new and inspirational community for businesswomen launched in Derby this week. Jo Cameron's exclusive and nationally acclaimed Achievers Academy for Women (AAW) opened its 17th group which will be led by myself, Angela Armstrong. The growing… Read more

Magic happens when you leave your comfort zone

Crucibles of Leadership - Goodbye comfort zone!

31.08.2014

Experience, and the meaning we give to that experience, shapes our characters and shapes us as managers and leaders. We can learn a lot about ourselves as leaders, and about how we learn through deliberate practice. Crucibles of Leadership Great… Read more

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Testimonial

Angela worked for me on a complex, highly visible, £multimillion project with 1500 global stakeholders, amidst a politically charged and very challenging deadline. Angela is a bright and talented Change Manager who understands what it takes to get the business where it needs to go, ensuring that all stakeholders are on board, whilst delivering ambitious plans that respond to the business need.
- Mark Trumper, previously senior manager at Accenture now NHS