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...
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...