Clarity of Self.. and it’s influence on leading

Who am I and how do I present? Leading Edge see ‘Clarity of Identity’ as the foundation of authentic leadership. But focus and consideration for Clarity of Identity (either as an individual or as a leadership team) can oftenbe skipped (or tackled on a surface level) in favour of ‘getting on with the job’. Who

Guest Blog: 3 stories from 3 different worlds by Kurt Lindley

Last week we hosted 60 clients and colleagues at the headquarters of the British Olympic Association in central London, to explore together ‘Building Successful Brands through Culture’   Attendees included Technical Directors from the Football Association, two sporting MBEs, four England internationals across multiple disciplines and clients from businesses as diverse as M&S, Miele and

Forming opinions with England Rugby’s next generation

I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to really get to know some of England Rugby’s young players in the past two years through a series of off-field development activities that Leading Edge has designed, created and co-ordinated for the RFU. With these character-building activities, we take the players out of their comfort zones to develop their

In my opinion…… powerful words

I’m sure we all say ‘In my opinion’ quite readily – I know I do – but only recently have I fully  delved into considering the area of ‘having an opinion’. This came about for the most recent development activity for the RFU, where Leading Edge is supporting England Rugby to develop the future stars

Exploring ikigai this summer

This week’s blog follows last week’s ‘holiday recharge’ theme – exploring how we can make the most of our summer holidays (can you guess what I’m looking forward to…?). For many people the holiday period is not only a chance to recharge batteries, but also to take a step back and take stock of their

A world without meetings? no thanks

How much time did you spend this week in ‘a meeting’?  More importantly, how much time did you spend in those meetings wishing you were somewhere else ‘getting on with my job’.   I often hear ‘we waste a lot of time attending meetings’  from individuals in all levels of organisations, in all sectors.  (In fact research

Busting Beliefs – again!

I love the (thankfully!) regular news items we receive celebrating the achievements people have made when the odds are against them. This week it’s the story that an Australian, Steve Plain, has set a new record for climbing the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, four years after breaking his neck in a

Growth or Fixed Mindset when the chips (or goals) are down…

Football Managers are regularly in the news, given their frequent and swift turnover.  I’m always intrigued by how their success is measured – win percentages, trophies through to reputation seems to count. But whilst managers are usually measured by their success, an interesting spin is to look at their ability to cope with failure.  We’re

Local Elections – next step Impactful Action Planning!

Today’s news is dominated by the results of yesterday’s Local Council Elections with the overall picture is showing a fair degree of change.  So new teams needing to quickly identify what they’re going to take to have an impact in their area. A great tool when facilitating teams with action planning is the Impact vs

Growth or fixed mindset?

This week one of our Team Coaches delivered a Resilience module for a long-term client partner.  With resilience a hot topic, we’ve noticed an increase in requests for support in the area of wellbeing. As part of stretching participants thinking, we challenged them initially to explore their mindset – growth or fixed (based on the

Our partnership with Levis : videos

I was delighted to see the news earlier this year of Levi’s Europe strong financial results.. and even more delighted when Seth Ellison made reference to the work we partnered with them on to support the development of the leadership team In these short video interviews, I share the story of this great Highly Effective