Culture

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.

Under 200 days to Tokyo 2020!

Less than 200 days to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and we’re excited by the level of interest that our collaboration with TEAM GB is receiving from innovative development leaders and specialists in successful organisations throughout the UK Team GB are synonymous with extraordinary sporting success – they’re recognised as the most loved sports team and

Sharing memorable moments

It’s been another memorable year of supporting our brilliant clients with team development, leadership and change, and this has meant plenty of opportunity to bring learnings from business into sport and sport back into business. Standout for Leading Edge in 2019 has been our continued journey with the British Olympic Association (BOA). Seeing an initial

Talent identification .. how do you define and support high potential?

‘She’s only 21, so she has a huge amount of potential.. coming 7th is a brilliant place for her’ ‘Achieving 4th at 23, he’s got years ahead of him to really maximise his talent’ These were among the many commentator quotes about talent from the IAAF World Athleteics Championships in Doha at the weekend.   What

Understanding culture is impossible from an ivory tower

My conversations over the last couple of weeks have often had ‘culture’ running through them.  I’ve sat in a number of meetings with experienced HR Directors, business leaders, and sports managers, who are all looking to reinforce or re-engage their teams with either an existing stated culture, or with a new, yet to be defined

High Performance without Leadership? Not even a thing

Simon Sinek was asked in a recent Webcast (Servant leadership in the 21st Century) ‘what should we do with high performers who are poor leaders’? His immediate answer was ‘coach them… and if they’re uncoachable, share them with the competition’ Whilst I love this answer and it’s passion, I really was hoping he’d say ‘change

Good deeds – good days

I’ve been reflecting recently about the support Leading Edge have given to Warwickshire-based charity Helping Hands and how we’ve been able to connect some of our fantastic clients like Jaguar Land Rover, Whitbread and Wickes– with the charity for the good of both.  (You may have seen the amazing news of the donation Wickes gave

Posters and artifacts.. the hidden messages that can undermine change

Take a look around your business, head office or workplace… a real look… what’s on the walls, the noticeboards, stuck to the cupboard in the kitchen, on the toilet cubicle door? The reason I ask is, I wonder how many outdated and culturally unaligned messages you and your work colleagues are receiving – subliminally as