Archive for the ‘Personal Effectiveness’ category

Dare to Lead, by Brené Brown – Review by Roffey Park Learning Resource Centre.

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March 25th, 2019

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What is all the fuss about Brené Brown? Ever since someone asked for one of her leadership titles to be bought for our Learning Resource Centre at Roffey Park, I have noticed her name seems to be cropping up everywhere in the field of organisation development and leadership. Bookshops have her titles on bestseller displays, […]

Meaning at work: the role of the leader

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November 16th, 2018

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By Julia Wellbelove – Head of Research, Roffey Park   Walking recently along a Devon beach on a warm autumn day, with my hand being grasped by a little hand, I reflected that this was surely what life was all about? And yet, I thought, this was just a fleeting moment, a short relaxing break, […]

Roffey Park launches its open programmes to a national audience!

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October 15th, 2018

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Roffey Park, one of the UK’s leading Leadership, Management and Organisational Development Institutes, is making its open programme portfolio available across the UK for the first time, beginning in Manchester and Bristol. CEO, Dr Robert Coles explained: “Roffey Park has a huge reputation for its development programmes, as well as for our ethos of facilitating […]

What is influence and what are influencing skills?

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June 19th, 2018

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As organisational hierarchies and layers diminish, developing personal effectiveness and influencing skills is essential in today’s workplace. Success and outcomes can only be achieved through, with and from others.  Being able to influence without formal authority is an essential skill, and we cannot do this without confidence, clarity of purpose and the communication skills to […]

Responsiveness and response-ability

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June 27th, 2017

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A friend of mine was recently negotiating flexible working hours in a new senior leadership position.  While we were sharing our mutual assumptions about what “working from home” really meant, we seemed to agree that what you wanted from your team, and yourself, if you were working from home, was instant responses to work emails […]