Archive for the ‘Personal Effectiveness’ category

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 […]

Are you a ‘Little Donkey’?

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December 20th, 2016

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Presents, Politics and Peace – at Christmas It’s that time of year when many of us in the UK, and no doubt elsewhere, are subjected to a cacophony of Christmas songs and carols blaring out at us from shop PA systems as we dash from shop to shop for our last-minute Christmas shopping. I guess […]

The Corporate Rebels visit Roffey Park and spark some thoughts….

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November 23rd, 2016

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I had the pleasure of hosting a morning at Roffey Park recently with Pim & Jost, aka The Corporate Rebels. You can find out more about who they are and their story so far here – they tell it better than I can. The essence is that, after a couple of years in their first […]