What We Think

What a Difference a Word Can Make!

Last week I participated in a BPS Communication Skill webinar.  As I reflected on my key takeouts, the standout that I’ll be experimenting with is changing just one word – ‘anything’ to ‘something’.  Over the last few days, all the people I’ve discussed it with agree that it just seems to make sense and they’re

We’re on the look out for great Team Coaches

We’re always looking for great Team Coaches to join us at Leading Edge, and we’re hosting our next Coffee and Croissant meeting at L.E Towers on 8th June. It’s an opportunity for potential Team Coaches to come and meet Team Green, have a chat and see if there’s a match. For your chance to grab

Mental Health Awareness – This Week and Every Week

There’s an unprecedented amount of good thinking, sharing and conversations happening right now across Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook this Mental Health Awareness Week So much good stuff in the media too with the high profile of the London Marathon charity Heads Together May I suggest, alongside sharing our collective support in this week of focus,

Upside Down Leadership and Timpson’s Success

A recent series of solo car journeys has seen me turn to podcasts for entertainment and the opportunity to catch up on the back catalogue of Desert Island Discs.  Businessman John Timpson kept me company on the journey to Leeds this weekend and resonated on lots of levels – particularly because I’ve regularly experienced great

Excited by your work….the exception or the norm?

My daughter rang me yesterday bubbling over with excitement after an amazing interview for her first “proper” job… and today she was even more excited when they offered her the job.  It suddenly made me think about how infectious excitement is and equally how fragile it can be. How much of the time are you

To be or not to be?  The authenticity debate…

Catching up on the Sunday papers from a couple of weeks ago, my attention was caught by an article surfacing the debate on the value of authenticity. I certainly agree with the concept of “being true to yourself”.  But indeed, how far does this go?  Ruth Whippman, the author of the article argues that her

Ruck Law and the Impact of Disruption

So all of us who follow rugby have learnt something about the “Ruck Law” in the last couple of weeks…. I was just reflecting on some broader learning. If you’re not a rugby fan, or you missed the game, the context was that an Italian team arrived at Twickenham as 50-1 outsiders with many predicting a

Is the apprenticeship levy the elephant in the corner of your room?

When you see the words “apprenticeship levy” – are you… a) sitting into the smug zone… safe in the knowledge you’ve nailed your business approach and a ready to rock from April 1 ? b) groaning a little (maybe on the inside, but groaning nonetheless) – it’s out there, you’ve looked at it and just

“Why we’re loving Lumina Spark personality questionnaire”

The drive home from co-facilitating a Lumina Spark Team Day gave me the opportunity to reflect on exactly why we (and our clients!) really like this personality questionnaire. For me, I love the flexibility it offers and therefore the ability to really adapt it to suits the needs of a particular team (or individual!). Lumina

Measuring success by results alone – the downfall of Ranieri

I’m intrigued by the recruitment discussions that the board at Leicester City Football Club executive must find themselves in today.  Recruitment that’s required because they just sacked the manager who won the premier league in his first season, described on their own website as their ‘greatest triumph in 133 years’.   “We need to find

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