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The realities of transformational learning

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February 19th, 2020

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Leaders don’t always need to learn about leadership, sometimes they need to learn about themselves Transformational learning isn’t just the latest fad (it’s actually been around for over two decades), it is vital for leaders who have perhaps done several leadership development programmes, and actually know a lot about how to lead in complexity and […]

What would our mental health be like if there was a little more love in the workplace?

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November 25th, 2019

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In my last post on mental health, we looked at the cognitive ways that leaders can support their well-being, through critical thinking and reflection. Those habits of mind that can help us navigate the uncertainty, ambiguity and pressure of an increasingly busy world of work. Whilst those skills are powerful and do bring often profound […]

Critical Thinking in the age of Fake News – how can it support our mental health.

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October 9th, 2019

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Mental health has always been at the heart of what we do here at Roffey Park. Our original purpose was to support health and well-being in the working population after the trauma of the second world war. Mental health is still something that we are challenged with in the workplace, but also within society more […]

Learning Leadership with Presence

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March 21st, 2018

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What is leadership? There are many perspectives on what the right kind of leadership is for the 21st Century. Most seem to acknowledge it is predominantly about learning to deal with ambiguity and complexity. But this isn’t new. It reminds me of the wonderful book written by Alan Watts: “The Wisdom of Insecurity: a Message […]

Why is change so hard?

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February 2nd, 2017

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It’s not like we never change, it’s something we do almost daily. If there are road works on our way to work, we find an alternative route. If the supermarket moves where it puts our favourite items, we don’t just stand there waiting for them to put them back, we explore, ask around, or choose […]