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The Benefits of Role-Play

The Benefits of Role-Play

As a professional actor I’ve been involved in role-play for many years. It’s a process whereby you can practise a real-life challenging conversation in a completely safe and confidential environment, receive coaching and feedback from your colleagues, then try the...

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Furlough Observations

Furlough Observations

I’ve been supporting a number of people on furlough recently and I’ve noticed a lot less fear about career uncertainty and financial insecurity than I was expecting to find. Maybe there’s something about a global pandemic creating a career pause for millions at the...

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Why Don’t Leaders Do More Strategy?

Why Don’t Leaders Do More Strategy?

In the world of leadership development we talk about strategy a lot, and being strategic is deeply cool. Ask someone about it in an interview and everyone does strategy. Right? Wrong. I’ve had the opportunity to work with leaders from organisations all over the world...

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The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

It would seem on the surface that the lockdown would be a dream for any Introvert: spending weeks in isolation with only your nearest and dearest to interrupt your peace. Yet it seems that the lockdown brings some challenges for the introverted too. So here are my...

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The Extravert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

The Extravert’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

OK. So you’re a person who gets their energy from others. Now, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re stuck in the house all day, trying to work remotely through your computer. Now I’m certainly not saying here that Extraverts can’t work by themselves. That’s simply...

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Leadership Essentials Work Experience Blog

Leadership Essentials Work Experience Blog

This month our blog is written by Jack, aged 16, our work experience student, who sat in on our recent Leadership Essentials course.  Throughout my time observing the Leadership Essentials programme in action, I was intrigued to hear about all the very many different...

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Take the stress out of self-employment

Take the stress out of self-employment

April is ‘stress awareness month’, and this year it coincides with the first month of self-employment for people in my network who have recently left with redundancy packages to start their own businesses. Having permission to step away from corporate life...

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Thinking of working for yourself? 7 questions you need to ask…

Thinking of working for yourself? 7 questions you need to ask…

We’re all going entrepreneurial mad. In the UK, a whopping 80 new companies were created per hour in the first half of last year (according to data from StartUp Britain). We’re told that one in five millennials plan to leave their day job to start their own business –...

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You’ve been ‘mapped into a role’. Now what??

You’ve been ‘mapped into a role’. Now what??

With so much transformation around at the moment, you may have started the year with the news that you’ve been successfully ‘mapped into a role’ within a new organisation structure. If things have been uncertain for a while, then you’ll be forgiven for wanting to at...

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‘At Risk’​ – Are You Ready?

‘At Risk’​ – Are You Ready?

2 weeks into what’s going to be an unpredictable year and I’ve already had several calls with people who have been put ‘at risk’ and need to quickly weigh up their options. Should they stay with their organisation in another internal role that...

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