Leadership

Leading through uncertainty and out of a crisis

Global crises bring great leaders to the surface. They also change the very definition of leadership itself. The coronavirus pandemic is no different, with far-reaching organisational implications – how we work, how we manage and how we engage must all evolve. Read our thought leadership article to understand the steps that you and your business…

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Leading virtually – practical steps for times of crisis

One of the many challenges we’re facing in the current climate is leadership. How can leaders – many of whom are leading remotely for the first time – be effective while running a virtual team? The good news is that there is wealth of advice to learn from. Read our guide to find out more.…

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Tales of the unexpected: how leaders can prepare for the unplanned

A recent masterclass held by CRF, “Future Insight – responding to trends, threats and opportunities”, provided a valuable business lesson. You can’t plan for the unknown.   That might go against the approach of many business leaders, but it’s true. The reason? We can plan for complicated scenarios (patterns that are intricate and predictable), but…

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Why data will underpin the transformation of modern leadership

Our client experience shows that data is vital to successful leadership strategies, yet many organisations still rely on gut feel to make critical leadership decisions.   Read our latest article in HRZone to find out why data is as important to the leadership function as it is to every other aspect of business – and…

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Engagement: much more than a two-dimensional exercise

A recent HR Magazine article highlights the findings of a new report that suggests engagement surveys don’t deliver an accurate picture of employee engagement. It’s an interesting piece of research which reflects our own conclusions from our work with all types and sizes of organisation – engagement is not a two-dimensional exercise.   While the…

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The challenge for talent in a strong labour market

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that unemployment is at its lowest rate for over 40 years. This is of course great news for employees and employers alike, but a super tight labour market poses some specific challenges for businesses seeking to recruit and retain talent – and provides the biggest test of…

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New article on leadership published in The HRDirector

Leaders aren’t created fully formed. Like the rest of us, they require their strengths to be nurtured – not just at key business moments, but using a sustained, long-term approach that allows teams to evolve to meet new challenges, and to support seamless succession planning. Read our latest article in The HRDirector that discusses the importance…

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