Our Thoughts

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.

TEAMEDGE announces our ‘Winning Mindset’ virtual workshop

Never has it been more important for leaders and team members to understand the importance of a positive, growth focused mindset. The global events of the last few months have shook our personal and social foundations, and left even the most resilient individuals feeling adrift and unclear. Created in conjunction with multiple Olympic athletes, TEAMEDGE

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

Beyond growth mindset… the risk of information overload

On my usual early morning scroll through Twitter, my eye was caught by a simple tweet ‘Am I alone in feeling overwhelmed by the number of podcasts and webinar opportunities I’m being presented with during lockdown?’  It piqued my interest as, rather like a revelation that you’ve never watched Saturday Night Takeaway, it felt like

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.

Remote working – don’t get stuck at a desk

Many of us are very used to remote working, and it’s formed part of our working rhythm for a while. Perhaps a day a week in client spaces or coffee shops, at the kitchen table or in a designated room at home. We’ve championed how effective remote working can be, and realised how productive many

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