Leadership Development Blog


Our Leadership Development blog offers you useful articles about 360 degree feedback, mentoring, coaching and team development.

Making Smart Choices

According to the Employee Benefits Journal three-fifths of employers are planning to spend more on online health & wellbeing tools for their employees as part of an increased focus on employee retention, engagement and productivity. But it’s not easy…

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Free Fruit Fridays

An article earlier this year in People Management made some very powerful points about employee wellbeing. It’s a huge topic, getting lots of interest and, the article points out, there appears to be a lot of knee jerk reactions that may not be paying dividends…

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The Power of Mentoring Programmes

Over the past 15 years, mentoring programmes have bloomed in all sorts of settings: multi-national corporations, Universities, professional associations & NGOs. Their general purpose in almost all cases is to enable less experienced people to benefit…

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Virtual Coaching Works

I have always believed that the best coaching was done face to face. As an extrovert, this is partly a personal preference. I also found it hard to believe that a relationship could develop deep trust without the personal contact. So, I was mildly apprehensive when…

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The Hard cost of Disengaged Employees

Research by Gallup suggests that a staggering 83% of the UK workforce is either disengaged or ambivalent about their job and/or company. There are four main areas where disengaged employees impact organisations

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Mentoring Conversations

Mentoring conversations should be rich, challenging and rewarding for both parties. They result in new insights, broader perspectives and food for thought. Yet that’s not always the case. Sometimes they can be mediocre and lack impact. As a result, the mentoring relationship loses momentum…

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Training Mentees makes the difference

Training mentees makes the difference Research from Henley School of Management found that, where organisations invest in both mentor and mentee training, there was a 30% increase in effectiveness.

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6 Reasons why 360 Feedback Projects fail

360 degree feedback programmes that are implemented by HR without much attention from the business leaders are less effective. Getting visible engagement and support from the leadership team will…

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Tips for Mentees – Beware of The Awe Factor

Our Tips for Mentees series starts with a look at a hidden barrier which we call The Awe Factor. Most of us believe that the best mentoring is when the mentee takes responsibility for its success. The Awe Factor can prevent this.

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