Building purpose-led leaders and organisations

Organisations are not islands in society. The decisions leaders make and the behaviours people display can have profound impacts. Picture a stone being dropped into a calm pool, causing a ripple effect that grows ever larger: this is the effect a company can have within its community. Responsible businesses and leaders recognise this and strive […]

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Creating cultures of inclusive leadership

When it comes to creating inclusive organisations, leadership really matters. According to 2020 research published in the Harvard Business Review, what leaders say and do makes up to a 70% difference as to whether someone reports feeling included at work. And individuals that feel included are more engaged, motivated and productive – enabling people to […]

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The real cost of not engaging with your people

By Oriana Knopf The great thing about the topic of employee disengagement gaining traction again – most recently rebranded as ‘quiet quitting’ – is that it puts the focus back on the support that employees and leaders really want – and need. In 2013, Gallup estimated that employees who are actively disengaged cost the US […]

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Finding flow in a hybrid world

Work is a thing you do, not a place you go. That phrase has become more meaningful to many of us over the past couple of years, as those with location-agnostic roles (jobs that can be done from anywhere with a decent wifi connection) have moved from office-based working to home-working… and back again. Most […]

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The power of being yourself at work

Do you feel like you can be yourself at work? Considering that over the course of our lifetime, the average person spends 84,365 hours working, it’s an important question to ponder. If you’re unable to show up as your authentic self, that’s 9.6 years you spend pretending to be someone you’re not. Not only is […]

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How to face the future with confidence

If there’s one thing many of us have been in short supply of over the last couple of years, it’s confidence. The world we live in has been so volatile and so uncertain – a pandemic, a war on European soil, an unstable British government and now a probable looming recession – that looking to […]

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Should I stay or should I go now?

By Anthony Fitton So, the great resignation continues… and with it the great regret – with many returning to old roles and others moving on too quickly. Then there are those who remain but are feeling a bit stuck. Either way, there’s a big cost to businesses: recruitment and onboarding, loss of productivity and of […]

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How a focus on human strengths can boost productivity

In the UK we work hard… very hard. According to a study by the TUC, we work the longest hours in Europe: 42 hours per week compared to Germany’s 40 hours, France’s 39 and Denmark’s 37.7. That all adds up to two extra weeks of work a year. But despite logging that additional time, we […]

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What does human leadership really look like?

By Holly Holm-Powell “The shift from survive to thrive depends on an organisation becoming, and remaining, distinctly human at its core. This isn’t just a different way of thinking and acting. It’s a different way of being.”Deloitte, 2021 Over the past couple of years, our leaders and managers have really had to step up and […]

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Why you can’t have performance without wellbeing

For the last two years, we have been living through a health crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has brought home to many of us just how fragile and precious our physical health – and the health of our loved ones – is. It has also taken its toll on our mental health, whether through anxiety about […]

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The power of conversations at work

It might be stating the obvious, but business is about people. Yes, digital tools help boost efficiency but the essence of business and delivering high quality work comes down to people – individuals being able to play to their strengths and the relationships within teams. With many of us now coming together in person more […]

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