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...
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...
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...
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...
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...