Archive for February, 2015

We’re a top 50 organisation to work for!

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February 27th, 2015

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Wednesday, 25th February, 2015, and a small but perfectly dressed group of Roffey Park staff attended the celebration of The Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit and small companies to work for in London. In the season of far grander and more publicised celebrations than this (we were competing with the Brits and Madonna’s stage fall […]

Is #digital impacting leadership?

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February 18th, 2015

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The short answer is: yes. But beyond that it is hard to say how. Not because there hasn’t been an impact, rather the debate was over scale, or whether digital brings new challenges, or is the ‘same old same old’, with added twiddly bits and a smidge of geek chic plus directions to Hoxton or […]

The importance of practice

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February 18th, 2015

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A few nights ago I saw the film Whiplash, about a young jazz drummer and the somewhat controversial – and occasionally violent – coaching techniques employed by his teacher at a New York music academy. Among the other potential topics for debate that the film raises – such as whether the academy is modelled on […]

Anyone seen HR?

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February 11th, 2015

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“The NHS treats people so badly, goes as far as abusing people. You get wonderful nurses, who get used and abused so they leave because they feel they haven’t been able to give the care they wanted. I know people who’ve left because they can’t provide the care that even gives patients dignity.” That’s not […]

Your head can’t solve this alone

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February 11th, 2015

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Many programmes I run now use leadership embodiment methods. The demand is rising, particularly from private companies, and with similar requests: “our leaders need more presence, resilience and authenticity and we want them out of the detail taking a strategic and collaborative approach across the company.” Why? Because this affects the bottom line. People are […]