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Make or break: a manager’s role in developing others

In a recent blog called ‘The Finished Article’ I talked about the tendency for many senior people to think that training and development is for others and not for them. Engagement in personal development is an interesting topic for those of us who operate in that space who are constantly searching for the holy grail… Read more


Give your change process a chance

One theme that challenges organisations committed to making significant changes, such as the introduction of a coaching culture, is perseverance.  Almost without exception the leaders we have interviewed have commented on the need to stick with the changes over the long-term to get the business benefits. Significant changes don’t happen over the course of a… Read more


You Get the Performance You Expect

I recently re-read some research on the Pygmalion Effect and it made a sufficient impact on me to think that it would be useful to share more widely – as a reinforcer for those of you who already know and (hopefully) apply it, as well as for those of you who have not yet heard… Read more


The Finished Article

One of our core philosophies when enhancing leadership capability and capacity is that self awareness is the root of good leadership.  Whether in our coaching work or leadership development programmes, we believe that a good leader truly understands how they think and what their values are and they have a good understanding of how these… Read more


Lessons in Mental Toughness from Indiana Jones

It’s been all over the news recently. Star Wars (and Indiana Jones) actor, Harrison Ford, made an emergency landing on a golf course after the two-seater World War II vintage plane he was flying suffered engine failure on take off. Co-star Carrie Fisher is quoted as saying: “I know you have incredible bounce back, please… Read more