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Adapt: The Adaptable Team ™ Framework

October 13th, 2020

The latest webinar in our Adapt series offering practical insight and guidance to senior leaders and their teams as we all continue to understand how to adapt to a time of unprecedented global change. Here, we explore our own Adaptable TeamÔ Framework for use virtually or (when can again) in person, which we have been…

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Emerging from Covid: Lessons from the top

August 30th, 2020

The latest in our Adapt Series. ‘How we lead now, will shape the organisation for years to come…’ Steve Scown, CEO of Dimensions UK shares great learning as to how he and his top team led 7000 staff supporting vulnerable adults across the UK, through the most turbulent of times. https://youtu.be/dqA-DqNHxH0

Adapt – Emerging from Covid – Lessons from the frontline

July 30th, 2020

How did senior leaders in the UK Health Sector lead and deploy great ‘teamship’ in response to the pandemic? Learn from two great leaders I had the privilege of chatting with –  Caroline Alexander, Group Chief Nurse, Barts NHS Trust and Karen Middleton, CEO, The Chartered Society for Physiotherapy. https://youtu.be/TWJXhPd8LEE

Adapt Part 3: The Joy and Pain of Teams

June 25th, 2020

Adapt Part 3: The Joy and Pain of Teams. The third in our Adapt series offering practical insight and guidance to senior leaders and their teams as we all seek to understand how to adapt to a time of unprecedented global change and now, readjustment. In this video we expand on the opportunities leader have…

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Emerging from Covid-19

May 29th, 2020

‘Emerging from Covid-19’: An interactive, free, Adapt ‘share and learn’ seminar (Postponed from June 2020) This is the next in our ‘Adapt’ series offering practical insight and guidance to senior leaders and their teams as we all seek to understand how to adapt at a time of unprecedented global change. In this free interactive session, we’ll be…

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Adapt Part 2: Slow Down to Speed Up

April 15th, 2020

Adapt Part 2: Slow down to speed up.  The second in our series offering practical insight and guidance to senior leaders and their teams as we all seek to understand how to adapt to a time of unprecedented global change. In this video we recommend that senior leaders and their teams slow down long enough…

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Adapt Part 1: WTF?

April 13th, 2020

Adapt Part 1: WTF? The first in a series offering practical insight and guidance to senior leaders and their teams as we all seek to understand how to adapt to a time of unprecedented global change. In this video we address the central question: ‘WTF…is going on?’ This assists us in grounding our initial response…

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How to be trustworthy

January 24th, 2016

It was 12 noon on the first morning of our two days together. My colleague and I invited the Executive Team to consider the qualities and behaviours that would help their conversations be successful in their work together. The stakes were high – complex expectations from multiple stakeholders, and tough delivery targets. In this workshop,…

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Where is the Psychology in Coaching? Part 2

November 4th, 2015

On Tuesday 13th October we attended Kingston University Business School’s event ‘Where is the Psychology in Coaching?’. The first in this year’s ‘Engaging with the Profession’ series, the evening brought together four coaching practitioners to debate and discuss the topic. Their concluding response: It’s everywhere; and as coaches we need to continue to be good…

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Where is the Psychology in Coaching? Part 1

November 1st, 2015

I recently took part in a panel discussion at Kingston Business School, Surrey‘ as part of their ‘Engaging with the Profession; Evening Coaching Conference Series’ at Kingston University. An enjoyable evening, it allowed me to ‘understand what I think’ as I extemporized in public. My colleague Lauren Hogg has written thoughts about the discussion which…

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Team Performance, Sustainability and Bananarama

February 9th, 2015

A little while ago, I worked with a senior leadership team in a FTSE 100 company, which was grappling with how to measure its ‘performance’. Team members were bonused on delivering against particular KPIs, and both individual and team outcomes would be under the microscope, which put an edge in the conversation, as you can…

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Small Team Leadership: The Forgotten Art?

February 8th, 2015

If the 2007 crash taught us anything, it was that small groups of people can have a huge impact on others. How small teams are led – be it the leadership team of a bank, an oil rig or a charity, or a project team in an ad agency – has a fundamental impact on…

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To team or not to team, that is the question…

December 10th, 2014

It doesn’t quite have the poetic moment of Hamlet’s original, but this is still a question that leaders and their teams see as critical. It is however not a very useful question. To go through the effort and the pain… In my work, team leaders pose the ‘do we need to be a ‘team’ or…

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