The Secret Source of Outstanding Leadership - highlights

The Secret Source of Outstanding Leadership - highlights

The 19th November saw our latest 'Secret Source' event, this time the 'Secret Source of Outstanding Leadership'.

Hosted by Andy Williamson and Jeff Wolfin, over 40 people from over 25 different businesses gathered in central London. They ranged from global corporates such as GE, Vodafone, RSA Insurance and British Airways through to SME’s, new business start-ups and charities. They all came to listen to, discuss and share different perspectives on a defining skill of the 21st century leader – the ability to exercise good judgement. This was defined as ‘Taking conscious decisions and actions that are not unduly or undesirably influenced by our conditioning’.

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Three Steps to Behavioural Change Heaven

Three Steps to Behavioural Change Heaven

I am sure we have all seen statistics that show that most change initiatives fail because of issues to do with a lack of acceptance of change or a so-called human resistance to change. 

Why is it so surprising? The reasons people don’t like change are obvious. It is inherent in the human psyche. We have coined the term ‘comfort zone’ to refer to the boundaries of what is comfortable for us. Change, by definition, usually takes us outside our comfort zones so hey presto, we are uncomfortable! It’s not rocket science!

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Lessons FOR sport FROM business

Lessons FOR sport FROM business

A huge amount is written about what business people can learn from great sports people. In fact, entire post sporting careers have been built on speaking engagements that pass on the insights from sporting success to the workplace - much of which makes good sense. However, being a champion of good business practice and a self-confessed sports nut, I wonder if we can invert this and look at the lessons managers in sport can potentially learn from managers in business. 

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