Industry Insights & News

Make your vision and values about people explicit

    So often, I find businesses create their vision and value statements and leadership competency frameworks without reference to their people. The latest example I came across was a local authority that proudly showed off its work on drawing up six...

Digital leadership for the digital age

Several of our articles this week look at the challenges of digital transformation and the leadership skills these require. What comes over loud and clear is how crucial it is for leaders to support their people in constantly up-skilling to keep up with the adoption...

A career conversation

  Over the last few weeks I have been writing about career conversations and how valued they are. What happens however if the employee has no interest in developing?A colleague has just that problem. He is new in both role and to the company. His goals are to...

Make continuous learning part of your culture

  Following on my previous comments on the huge value of career development processes, here are some tips on how to facilitate career planning in your organization and make continuous learning part of the culture of the organization.   - Learning must...

There is such a thing as too much feedback

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018. I hope the year has got off to a good start for you. I signed off in December with the cryptic comment that there is ‘such a thing as too much feedback.” This comment was prompted by a number of articles extolling...

Talent management is back

Towards the end of last year, I noticed talent management returning to the chat rooms, and journals, and wow! – come January it is back with a vengeance, as the top priority for businesses.   My first talent management sighting came on 9 January, from the...

What is a habit?

Dr Martin Lanik is about to publish his new book, "The Leader Habit" and we are very pleased to have the opportunity of giving you some brief insights into the content, ahead of the book's release. What is a habit? Psychologists define a habit as an automatic...

Steps to take to speak with charisma

Last week, I discussed our research into speaking with charisma, and the three steps to take for this. Here I set out some exercises that will help you improve your ability to speak with charisma.   Show your excitement.   We naturally respond with interest...