The Lost Art of Connection
It is commonplace for managers and team leaders to spend considerable time working through their team’s capability and capacity. However, a critical, costly and often overlooked component that deserves our full attention is connection. Psychologists, from Maslow to Baumeister, have stressed that a sense of connection remains one of our fundamental human needs. When we lean
Mindset = Valuable Asset
Having a positive and expansive mindset is a skill that is valuable at every stage of your career. In a world that is being disrupted at unprecedented rates, an expansive mindset is essential to navigating challenges and enables leaders to create and materialise opportunity where at initial glance there seemed to be none. Leaders with an expansive
Awareness to transformation
We can move from awareness to transformation, but it can only happen with a dual focus on mindset and action. We need to create the space to pause, reflect, unpack and reconsider. Self-awareness and reflection (on your current mindset) is a good place to start. Understanding your “starting position” enables for you to navigate the next steps both
Inventing The ‘New’ – scaling courageous change.
Before the coronavirus struck, it was clear that success and thriving in the ‘20s requires new, innovative, agile approaches to business (and indeed life), that are fundamentally different to those of the past. The drivers of this change are individuals with a bold vision and an ability to support an inclusive entrepreneurial spirit and who can
Is it about ‘Fail Fast’ or ‘Learn Fast (and act)’?
The pace of change and disruption is calling for an inventive approach to leadership development. It’s not about polishing the old ways or tweaking the edges. These complex environments and dynamic systems demand a complete reset - a new mindset, an expansive toolkit, renewed collective intelligence and an ability to process and act. Growing
Innovative Transformations = Bravery
“Having someone I could trust to have open discussions, helped me navigate complex leadership and organisation structures. (Vanitha) enabled shifts in my thinking when unpacking challenges to reframe them as opportunities.” Leadership development is not about cascading change (from the top), it really is about providing the space and environment to scale up the courageous first
FIRST 100 – Emergent Leaders | Divergent Thinking
“If one connection can change your life then, what happens when 100 like-minds are connected and charged with the skills to catalyse their individual and collective potential?” The 21st century has gifted us a complex environment, dominated by a flux of unprecedented threats and challenges. The challenges are here to stay. How can we meaningfully engage
How will organisations support their people to reconnect to their purpose and work in this new reality?
Navigating complexity and uncertainty of post pandemic work and life. Whilst organisations and leaders are forging new approaches, new kinds of leadership, it is equally important that individuals are given the opportunity to re-cast their path through disrupted, complex and uncertain post pandemic environments. It is clear that there is significant activity at leadership and organisational levels
Growing a practice of observation, reflection and action
If we endeavour to meaningfully engage with and steer complex systems rather than simply allowing ourselves to be subjected by them, then we must define a new leadership vocabulary to navigate the post pandemic ‘norm’. A global executive study and research report from MIT, “The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age: Reimagining What It Takes
Cs the day – what does leadership look like in 2021 and beyond?
New study looks at understanding the 4Cs of leadership - Conductor, Catalyst, Coach, and Champion. Research confirms that, “the pandemic has accelerated a pre-COVID-19 shift in how individuals and teams do intellectual work.”1 Since the onset of the pandemic, our collective notion of leadership has come into scrutiny and rightly so. The pandemic calls for collective trust,