What We Think

Increasing dissatisfaction – the bedrock of change

Why is dissatisfaction such a big deal in the Change Equation? Our view?  Without it we go nowhere – all other items can be in place for positive change but if we are not ‘dissatisfied’ with our now then why would we change? If the status quo is fine for us what is the need

Leadership messages from Wellington

Over the past few weeks I have been drawn to the twitter posts of Don Barrell (England Rugby Head of Regional Academies and Leading Edge Team Coach) and his reflections from the recent 2019 England Rugby Wellington Festival where 420 players from 14 regional academies have been taking part in on and off field development

Sarah Kelleher joins Team Green

Leading Edge are thrilled to announce that former Ireland international hockey player Sarah Kelleher has joined Team Green as a Team Coach. Sarah represented Ireland at senior level for more than 10 years, winning 126 caps and captaining the side. Now as lead coach for England Under 18 Girls and co-coach of Hampstead and Westminster

Trying hard to be authentic… a leadership paradox

Great leadership demands ‘clarity of self’ and the expression of an ‘authentic self’ (the ‘real’ you) to those around. Try to lead by copying those listed in the top 100 companies across the world and you will fail – why? Because they are someone else, you are not them, your context is different as are

Unsung heroes… the lessons from the team behind the team

Part of Leading Edge’s success in leadership, change and team development comes for our ability to take on board the stories and lessons from many contexts of high performance. Sport being one. With a little over a year to go before the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, I thought we’d take a look

Delivering Results… the tension in Outcome vs Process

When thinking of the business need to deliver results I seem to be drawn toward the value of relationships. Being results driven (or outcome focused) can often seem like it would be to the detriment of people, relationships and their development.   In his article – In Sports, Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore

Sense-making – the landscape of understanding

The style and origin of this blog are a little different than previous, this one sees the stories of business inform sport which in turn frames some learning back. At Leading Edge we see the ability to ‘sense-make’ as a multiplier opportunity not to be missed. The skills and freedom to sense-make offers far reaching

Curiosity in Others – the science and value

One fundamental key to the ongoing success of a team can be value they hold for and interest they have in each other’s worlds (within and outside of work). For us, this interest in others wraps around our approach to being ‘highly effective team’ – we call it ‘Curiosity‘ Curiosity is such an important element

The Value of Clarity for teams

We recognise the need for teams to go on ‘the’ journey, not just be driven blindly or taken for the ride – and that journeys must have a clear beginning, middle and end (before moving onto the next adventure/business challenge). But how do leaders of teams engage teams to willingly go on a journey? First

Rugby, education and Love = High Performance Turnaround

Friday saw us bring together 40+ directors of Sport, Talent Development Managers and senior business leaders from retail, hospitality, food, utilities, automotive and pharmaceutical to explore #turnaround stories  – the fourth event we’ve hosted in as series around #highperformance Our setting for this event was the Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton a #Turnaround story lead

Rugby leadership… military style

Unconscious bias, and how it plays out in leadership, was a main theme of a pretty special 48 hours I spent with 14 Premiership Rugby Academy Managers recently. Leading Edge is working with England Rugby and Premiership Rugby on a development journey for these Academy Managers, and I’ve been privileged to support these guys for

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