Leadership

Uncertainty accentuates the need for a clear plan

Just when we’d started to get used to working in lockdown, the Covid-19 landscape shifts again. While some industries and sectors (those deemed essential) have obviously continued in extraordinary circumstances, for many of us the lockdown period meant almost total remote working, colleagues being furloughed and wholesale changes to our rhythm, focus and ways of working.

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

Communication with clarity .. and receiver responsibility

Collective anticipation for the Ministerial update on Sunday evening was high.  65 million of us wanted to know what restrictions our lives would be guided by over the coming weeks.  We awaited Boris Johnson’s briefing (and the subsequent touted 50 page guidance document) with a desire for clarity. Did we get it?  Well it appears

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

The many new paradoxes facing leaders today

Life as we know it is temporarily on hold as the coronavirus pandemic calls for new ways of going about daily life and business. ‘Work’ probably looks and feels very different for many of us right now, with ‘working from home’ being the new norm. I was chatting about this on a webinar I took

Leadership in uncertainty. Any map will do.

We are all living through an unprecedented global experience.  The global pandemic COVID-19, has shifted the landscape and context in which we are operating as organisations, and culturally participating as individuals, for at least the next few months; and with no certainty as to the impact and timescales. In periods of uncertainty, we naturally look

The view from the train carriage…

I got very excited by a film that Fletch recommended to us all this week… Ford vs Ferrari He’d used it as a great story with a high performing team in Nashville to illustrate and provoke the team to think about ‘innovation’ and ‘fail fast’ ..and had some brilliant conversations I immediately started searching Sky

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

Resolutions, habits and the proverbial horse

If you’re still working hard at your New Years Resolution a full week after the globally recognised Quitters Day (second Friday of January), well done you! With data suggesting that 80% of all resolutions fail, is it time we gave ourselves permission to use a less ‘weighty’ language for the changes we desire to make?

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