4 practical ways to improve social health at work
Jun23

4 practical ways to improve social health at work

Health is important for us all, at work and in life as a whole. We often think and talk about it as physical health and mental health. But what about social health? This could be described as team health, collaborative health, connectedness health, belonging health, networking health – basically anything that talks about the health that our social interactions (or lack thereof) create. People spend so much time in a work...

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7 Tips for Mastering the Art of Questions
Apr14

7 Tips for Mastering the Art of Questions

Three key characteristics that great leaders have are that they: Are interested in other peopleAre good at listeningKnow that they don’t know everything! Great leaders ask really smart questions – they don’t give the answers. And as such, they realise that the art of asking questions is crucial when it comes to creating engaged team members and effectively managing the expectation of key stakeholders. Think about it – when someone...

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Storytelling isn’t just for kids
Feb09

Storytelling isn’t just for kids

The first book we wrote was a business novel called ‘The Team Formula – A Leadership Tale of a Team who found their Way’. We could have written a regular business book, to share our formula for how to work with teams. But we chose not to. Not because we couldn’t but because we feel so strongly about the power of storytelling. And the impact was staggering – we have lost count of how many people have told us...

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How to retain your top talent
Nov24

How to retain your top talent

The ‘war for talent’ is not a new challenge for organisations all around the world, but the pandemic has made it worse. A recent study from McKinsey shows that around 40% of employees are ‘somewhat likely’ to change jobs in the next 3-6 months. And 2/3 of them would do so even if they didn’t have a new job offer. And a study by DDI shows that attracting and retaining top talent is one of the main...

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A fresh start with hybrid working
Sep28

A fresh start with hybrid working

Ideas for doing hybrid right with culture at the heart A year ago, us and many others started talking about hybrid working and going back to the office following the covid pandemic. It was a useful conversation to have but in reality the return to the office has not really happened to any greater extent yet. And different countries are at different stages of return or plans for return. But it’s definitely starting to happen....

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5th book award for The Leader’s Guide to Impact
Sep07

5th book award for The Leader’s Guide to Impact

We are proud and excited to share that we have received a FIFTH book award for our latest book, The Leader’s Guide to Impact. This Maincrest Media Award is our 11th award in total. This is what the jury said: “The Leader’s Guide is a pioneering book that combines modern principles of mindfulness and positive psychology to create a manifesto for successful leadership and life. The contents of the book helps readers...

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