Archive for the ‘Influencing Skills’ category

Roffey Park’s support for you and your organisation: together we can get through this

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March 20th, 2020

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As COVID-19 continues to spread uncertainty across the world, the health and safety of our clients, participants, employees and suppliers is our number one priority. We wanted to share some of the steps Roffey Park Institute is taking to support you over the coming few weeks. We’re going virtual and online for now We are […]

Why leadership words matter: lessons from the Labour Party Leadership election

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March 8th, 2020

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What leadership words come to mind when thinking about leadership? With the International Women’s Day just around the corner and voting underway in the Labour Party’s leadership contest, I couldn’t help but think again that although debated a lot, women and leadership is a relationship that we continue not to be able to square up. […]

The Inner Critic – creating your own self-esteem

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December 2nd, 2019

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He keeps me awake all night worrying about the future, chiding me for my mistakes. Planning for my inevitable downfall. Noticing how bright and attractive everyone is and how I become insignificant in their presence. He pounces on any evidence that backs up his negative opinions of me and ignores any suggestion that he might be […]

The time and place for humour in facilitation might be now.

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October 18th, 2019

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As I sit at the departure gate of another airport, waiting to fly back home to Dublin.  I take in a beautiful landscape, a view that I am unfamiliar with and taken by, I begin to reflect on the session I facilitated earlier with a group of open and energetic participants. I wonder, as I […]

Shared leadership tips: how to do it right

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August 13th, 2019

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8 tips for doing shared leadership the right way If you’ve worked in more than one organisation, you’ll know how much impact different leaders can have. Efficiency, productivity, morale and retention are all affected by how leaders operate, often more significantly than other factors such as salaries. Personality has an impact, but it’s leadership style […]