Ordinary people – Extraordinary performance

What makes ordinary people in organisations perform extraordinarily? Dr Marc Kahn exposes the surprising thinking that provides the answer. Ordinary people - Extraordinary performance,  a talk by  Dr Marc Kahn at TEDx King Alfred School. Marc is Global Head of HR & OD at Investec, Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, a Speaker & Author

By |2019-09-25T11:43:04+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Communication, Performance, Psychology, Talent|Comments Off on Ordinary people – Extraordinary performance

Solving the puzzle of transformation

Guest Article by Colin Hatfield, Founder, Visible Leaders  I’m a sucker for a McKinsey report (the Productivity Imperative for Healthcare Delivery in the United States anyone?), and so given just about every conversation I have with a client is transformation-related, I felt compelled to revisit an article from 2017: ‘The People Power of Transformations’. While the article confirms a [...]

By |2019-10-27T11:14:35+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Performance, Transformation|0 Comments

Change the filling in your habit sandwich

Emily Lowe writes I don’t know about you, but I think New Year’s Resolutions suck. If I want to change something, I want to do it now. Why wait until the middle of winter when I’ve just over-indulged and it’s cold and dark outside? Surely that’s the hardest time to do anything new and make it stick for the [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:33:33+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Performance, Psychology, Well being|0 Comments

Making Sense of Strategy

Effectively communicating strategy can be one of the more tricky challenges facing an organisation. Go into too much detail and audiences glaze over pretty quickly as death-by-PowerPoint is inflicted upon them. Or pitch it at too high a level and no-one is any the wiser about what it means for them. Which, by the way, is the question that [...]

By |2019-10-27T11:14:40+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Communication, Leadership, Performance, Psychology, Strategy|0 Comments

Human Centred Technology

For Arianna Huffington, an inclusive digital revolution must include protecting people from the addictive nature of phones and social media in an 'attention economy'. What do you mean when you say the future is going to be about human-centred technology? One of the biggest stories of the past few years in technology has been our awareness of the impact [...]

By |2019-10-27T11:15:17+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Innovation, Performance, Technology|0 Comments

In Praise of Slowness

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. In Praise of Slowness plots the lineage of our speed-obsessed society; while it recognises the difficulty of slowing down, it also highlights the successes of everyday [...]

By |2018-07-31T07:19:23+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Performance, Talent, Work life balance|0 Comments

Body Language shapes you

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. Amy Cuddy’s research on body [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:07:37+00:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Performance, Psychology, Talent|0 Comments

Conscious Leadership

Kevin Greenleaves's latest work is around Conscious Leadership, and he thinks that this is what many of us need. As the world of business is becoming faster, more exposed, globally multi-cultured, more socially connected & with a more demanding workforce. At the same time, there are demands for a moral and ethical upgrade in business practice, huge shifts in [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:09:43+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Leadership, Performance, Talent|0 Comments


CDP LEADERSHIP CONSULTANTS ASKS WHAT BILLIONS’ WENDY RHODES COULD DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS? By Elloa Atkinson, Director @elloaatkinson and Derek Draper, Co-founder and CEO @derekdraper Billions is back for its third series this Thursday (Sky Atlantic 29th March, 9pm). In anticipation we thought we’d take a look at how you might bring a little “Wendy Rhodes” magic into your business. In the smash [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:10:04+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Performance, Talent|0 Comments