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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

Changing culture.. the determining factor?

This week more than a couple of conversations have centered around culture change.. and the perpetual debate about ‘how long does it take?’ A quick google search shows proponents of everything from 2-3 to 8 years as the stated wisdom – so it would appear some clear alignment that the silver bullet is definitely unattainable

World Mental Health Day.. find the time to ‘just talk’

There’s seems to be a focus day every day of every week week .. World Doughnut Day, Kiss a RedHead Day,… and I guess we all choose to mark those which are important or relevant to us Today is World Mental Health Day.  And that’s one day relevant and important to all of us. Mental

Team Green welcomes John ‘Fletch’ Fletcher

Leading Edge is delighted to welcome former rugby professional and England coach John ‘Fletch’ Fletcher to Team Green in the role of Team Coach. Fletch played first team rugby for Tynedale, Northampton, Newcastle and Gosforth, and was awarded England honours with A team selection. His impressive coaching career began with Newcastle Falcons, where he joined

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