Culture

A pre-season like no other… or should that be plural?

It’s been ‘pre-season’ time with my hockey squad recently, and I’ve noticed so many similarities with what we’ve been doing as a team at Leading Edge – it’s like I’ve been involved in two pre-seasons! From the uncertainty around whether we’ll get a match, to navigating new rules for a new world, to strengthening our

Exploring cultural reset with the Advanced Manufacturing Forum

It was a real privilege to speak on a webinar for business leaders from across the North West earlier this month on the topic of resetting culture after Covid. I’d done something similar for the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) in July, and this opportunity to support the Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) was lined

Redefining purpose as an anchor in uncertainty

How’s your team shaping up on the return to work? Maybe you’ve got team members who were the first to rush back into the workplace, and others who are still choosing to work from home? Have you had to make tough choices around reducing head count? Or are you still heavily restricted in your business

Supporting teams through this shifted landscape

It’s a constant challenge for organisations to stay ahead in a fast-moving world. They need their teams to have strong collaboration, to be constantly improving productivity and to be engaged in a way that goes further than salary. This post-COVID world we’re in is putting a big spotlight on challenges that were already there, aspects

Great to be back in the (class) room

It was such a privilege earlier this month to get to know Executive Head Teacher Ciran Stapleton and his senior leadership team at St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Slough. Leading Edge have a fantastic relationship with Ciran, initially through Patrick supporting England Rugby’s U20s development with an initiative at Thomas Becket Catholic School in

Goodbye office working.. hello collaboration spaces and cultural glue

We’re no longer talking about returning to ‘business as usual’.  The conversation has moved on at pace.  When Boris Johnson said that employers will be given “more discretion” to consider how their staff can continue working safely (July 17) there wasn’t a seismic shift in mindset.  In fact by 20 July, Royal Bank of Scotland

Fear: the omnipresent monster outside the door

Hands up if you’ve had more than enough of this live and interactive series of global Big Brother which we’re all playing a role in?  Day 104 of Uk version 4.3 of Lockdown and I sense a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the remainder of this never ending ‘boxset’. What’s changed?  Where has our enthusiasm

Moving development from pitch to screen with Newport Dragons

Translating something that usually happens face to face into something that needs to happen virtually is a current challenge across all areas of our lives at the moment. It’s certainly been big for us at Leading Edge – and it’s something we’re experienced in having hosted and facilitated virtual global meetings for a multinational client

Coming out of the storm as individuals and teams

These past couple of weeks, I’ve had some great conversations with clients around emerging from this lockdown situation. Of course, they are very clear that where they were at the start of 2020, and where they were heading as a business or team, is not where they are now. Too much has changed. In our

Remote working success… beyond the Zoom competence

Remote working success is about more than just learning to mute mics and draw cats on a whiteboard in Zoom.  We’ve all had a few weeks to nail these fundamentals, and there’s been an amazing uplift in our collective competence.  But the culture of your organisation or team?  How’s that fairing in a world where

Lending a virtual hand to clients

I was so touched to receive some wonderful feedback from our client Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) last week after we facilitated a free virtual session around leading through disruptive change. This was the first virtual session we’d planned and delivered following our email offer of support that went out to clients the week before. Leading

Socially distant, emotionally close

Last week, we held our regular (virtual) Town Hall meeting to catch up with Team Coaches on all things Leading Edge. We always run this as a virtual get-together so that Team Coaches can be involved, wherever they’re based or wherever they happen to be on that day in support of clients’ leadership and development.

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