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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Creating a feedforward culture
Jul23

Creating a feedforward culture

Following on from last month’s article of “feedback or feedforward?” let’s continue by exploring how to do feedforward well. By giving feedforward in an effective way, you can start to create a culture where people feel comfortable to talk to each other about pretty much anything. What it comes down to is respectful and supportive transparency. By being open to feedforward and seeing it as a gift, we encourage...

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4 quick Change Impact Hacks
Jun24

4 quick Change Impact Hacks

Change is a constant, we all know that. And supporting others through change is part of your role as a leader so you definitely want to maximise your impact in this area. Here are 4 quick proven impact hacks to consider when wanting to dial up your impact during times of change. BE AWARE OF EMOTIONS Change is inherently emotional. Understand what it does to you, the emotional reaction that you have and how that is leaking to others....

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Feedforward: feedback that works
Jun21

Feedforward: feedback that works

Do you like receiving feedback? Or do you like giving it? If the answer is no to either of those questions, you are not alone. Many people dislike or even fear feedback. And this is probably because people often encounter constructive, corrective feedback more frequently than positive, reinforcing feedback. We have encountered many managers and leaders over the years who have said: ”If I’m not saying anything about their performance,...

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