Our Thoughts

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

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

Team Coaches – the same but different

Throughout April we’ll be introducing you to all of our Team Coaches by sharing their Leading Edge biographies on our social media platforms. I’m proud that our Team Coaches bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and have taken very different pathways to the Leading Edge door. We’ve got an ex civil engineer, Metropolitan Police Officer and the

The time to learn

On Friday we hosted our second high performance event .. bringing together individuals from professional sport and successful business to explore ideas and share thinking Under the concept topic of ‘developing millennials’ we heard relevant insight from Jim Rothnie from McCann who’ve recently conducted a major research study into the habits and mindsets of this

The risk in overthinking it

I spent Sunday at a TEDx event in Oxford titled Think Again! An event organised by volunteers who’d arranged speakers to share thinking under provocative titles like ‘Can hospitality save the world?’ And ‘The Cyborg Brain’.  I stepped off the train full of expectation and with an empty notebook It’s a packed day – 20

It’s all down to ‘Discovery’!

Over the last few weeks, conversations with several of our Team Coaches have highlighted a really important part of our Leading Edge approach – Discovery. Discovery is the first part of our 4D’s: Discovery, Design, Deliver and Develop. Discovery is key to us understanding our client’s business, culture and people.  How we approach this ranges

Loving the virtual world!

One of the things I enjoy about starting a New Year is planning the diary and shaping the year ahead. Reflecting back, I realised the biggest shift in my diary is the use of virtual technology. My calendar this year contains lots of virtual meetings, learning webinars and virtual classroom delivery. And colleagues are starting

Getting New Year’s Resolutions to stick

  As we head into the New Year weekend, many people will be taking the opportunity to look back on 2017. I like to do a bit of “GUBA” myself – reflecting on the year and thinking what made it Good, Ugly, Bad and Awesome.   I find thinking about all those Good and Awesome

Our Christmas Wishes

As we come to the end of another amazing year at LE Towers, we’re all looking forward to a relaxing and re-energising Christmas with our loved ones On our last morning in the office, (fuelled by Bucks Fizz and smoked salmon blinis!), we’ve been sharing some great memories of the year… of new team members

Influencing and Collaboration with SCARF

The cold weather may have had many of us reaching for our hats and scarves and it was no different in the training room this week, with a group of delegates using Dr David Rock’s SCARF model to hot up their influencing skills. As part of a programme to develop agility as internal consultants, the

Staring at the Scoreboard with Five Dysfunctions of a Team

We love a challenge and last week a team event for senior leaders required some ‘warrior moments’ from one of our Team Coaches, to ensure a high support/high challenge session moved the team forwards. A key moment came when interpreting the results of the team’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni) assessment questionnaire. The

Busting Beliefs in time for Christmas!

For organisations embarking on a change programme, it’s the perfect time of year to introduce an approach for busting unhelpful beliefs that create resistance to change.  All thanks to Father Christmas! At a client conference last week, Patrick Marr (Leading Edge, Owner Director) introduced the group of 120 leaders to a process what will enable