Month: March 2019

Curiosity in Others – the science and value

One fundamental key to the ongoing success of a team can be value they hold for and interest they have in each other’s worlds (within and outside of work). For us, this interest in others wraps around our approach to being ‘highly effective team’ – we call it ‘Curiosity‘ Curiosity is such an important element

The Value of Clarity for teams

We recognise the need for teams to go on ‘the’ journey, not just be driven blindly or taken for the ride – and that journeys must have a clear beginning, middle and end (before moving onto the next adventure/business challenge). But how do leaders of teams engage teams to willingly go on a journey? First

Rugby, education and Love = High Performance Turnaround

Friday saw us bring together 40+ directors of Sport, Talent Development Managers and senior business leaders from retail, hospitality, food, utilities, automotive and pharmaceutical to explore #turnaround stories  – the fourth event we’ve hosted in as series around #highperformance Our setting for this event was the Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton a #Turnaround story lead

Rugby leadership… military style

Unconscious bias, and how it plays out in leadership, was a main theme of a pretty special 48 hours I spent with 14 Premiership Rugby Academy Managers recently. Leading Edge is working with England Rugby and Premiership Rugby on a development journey for these Academy Managers, and I’ve been privileged to support these guys for

The many hats of the manager…. From an employee perspective

  This week’s blog is written from the perspective of being ‘managed’. What is it that employees desire from those that guide them? We’d all  recognise the need for managers to flex in the manner and approach they take in transitioning through successful and challenging business periods. From motivating existing staff to welcoming new team

Introducing TEAMEDGE

You can read all about our collaboration with the British Olympic Association in the attached file.. we look forward to chatting to you all about it!

500 Days to Tokyo 2020… Day 1 of TEAMEDGE

The words ‘thrilled’, ‘delighted’ and ‘proud’ are all in the mix today because we can finally share the hugely exciting news that Leading Edge are collaborating with Team GB on a unique learning and development opportunity. This collaboration is TEAMEDGE. Today is 500 days to Tokyo 2020 – the next Olympics – and it’s the

London 2012 – my purpose as a Gamesmaker

Our recent posts about creating a movement sparked some memories for me around a time when I was part of one of the biggest volunteer movements in peacetime in the UK London 2012 .. the second time we’d hosted the Olympic Games in this country, involved the recruitment, training and engagement of 70000 volunteers to

Onboarding .. fast track to feeling at home

Onboarding – the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization. A process of familiarisation with “how we do things around here”…   That definition would be recognised by most of us as the purpose of the company induction or onboarding period. However it can’t be as transactional as this sounds can it?