You choose. How to de-risk your supplier decisions.

1 minute summary You run the risk of not spending enough time and thought into your supplier decisions because you are busy and anyway Mary, who you met at an HR Roundtable event recommended someone, so you’re all good. Transformation – be that individual leader/manager, team or the whole organisation – need the right...

How to flourish in the twists and turns of 2023.

I read a lot of books in 2022. Some great works of fiction. Others were airport books. Others still, thought-provoking insights into philosophy, psychology and high performance. But, I have a long-standing trap that I set myself when it comes to reading books that are meant to help me improve an aspect of my...

Why your company’s greatest asset isn’t your people.

Are you under-estimating the power of teams to shape the success of your organisation? If you have fallen into this trap, take some solace in the fact that you are not alone. Businesses succeed and fail by the performance and the motivation of teams and the talented individuals who lead and make up those...

How to master 5 paradoxes to lead change effectively

The thing about change is that it is often complex, usually unique, frequently unexpected and not easily reducible. Yet, with those challenges in mind, we would like to share five pieces of advice for when you are meeting change – personally and for your work. These five tips are based on our own experiences...

How to change the leaders of change

If the last two years have taught businesses anything, it is that everyone in an organisation experiences change: sometimes radical; usually complex; typically ever-present. To meet head on, the kind of change we have seen recently and succeed in adapting to it, people across the organisation were required to transform, so the business could...

Performance management in a hybrid workplace

In this post we’re going to be looking at the latest research on a really important human capital topic, that of performance management in a hybrid workplace. We’re not being prescriptive about what we mean when we refer to the hybrid workplace.For the purposes of this post, it will mean wherever there is a...

They laughed at her when she requested coaching. 

At least, they did, until her recent promotion to the C-Suite.  Caroline recognized after some recent 360 feedback that whilst people respected her technical expertise as an engineer, her leadership of individuals and the team needed improvement. It wasn’t terrible, indeed her 360 scores were among the better results across her peers.  But Caroline...

Why you should plan for your organisational transformation to fail. 

Change of all varieties (especially organisational transformation) rarely gets completed and sustained in the way we might hope and plan for. Experiencing that divergence between the plan and reality, or even failing to deliver the impacts you wanted, can feel terrible and disabling, leading to dents in confidence, increased risk aversion and ultimately shying...