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What kind of leader are you?

There are many ways in which a person can lead – and some are more effective than others. What kind of leader are you, and what kind of leader did you dream you’d be? When it comes to ‘kinds of leader’ it seems that everyone has their own definitions – and that there are varied [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Emerging Leaders|Result Type: Post

Have you reached a professional plateau?

As young, inexperienced dreamers entering the big wide world of employment, we all entertained grand ideas, passions, and fantasies of enormous success, fame or acclaim. We have finished our schooling, perhaps further education, we’ve answered all the ‘what career to follow’ questionnaires and picked a direction, setting out in the safe knowledge that we will [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Leadership Development|Result Type: Post

Character eats personality for brunch!

The development industry has forever been obsessed by its nomothetic approach to personality development - that is, trying to produce general laws which apply to all people. This ‘scientific’ approach has enabled the growth in popularity of reductive tools, designed to help us understand and ‘get’ other people. At the other side of the scale [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Personal Development Mentors|Result Type: Post

Mind the gap.

Each year the number of people who go to university and obtain degrees grows – but studies show that those increasing numbers of graduates are struggling to find work. Is there a gap between education and necessary experience? A recent government report showed that – once again – graduates are struggling to find skilled employment [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Emerging Leaders|Result Type: Post

Let your stars shine!

Inspire your staff and let their skills shine! John Lewis spend millions every year creating their highly anticipated Christmas adverts. But this year, before the official advert was released, A-Level student Nick Jablonka posted a video he created for his coursework, fooling many into believing it was the real thing. With limited time and formal education but masses of natural talent, Nick demonstrated an innate understanding of how to connect with an audience. A huge number of people have responded to his short animation, which tells the story of a snowman who is trapped in a festive snow globe and wishes he could touch real snow. (If you’re not one of the 1.4 million people who’ve watched it so far, we’ve included the video at the bottom of this post.) Among those who responded was award winning agency, W Communications, who quickly saw the importance of what Nick had accomplished and contacted him to offer a full-time position with their brand. This job offer shows that talent matters more than the certificates and grades of formal education – and that big brands will go out of their way to secure a star. From map to dialogue While many companies still focus on a traditional recruitment approach, requiring qualifications and higher education, talent – while it can be subsequently enhanced and developed – can come in many initial forms. Recognising raw talent, and supporting employees as they develop and enhance it, doesn’t only benefit their career paths. Employers also benefit from the outputs of those developing skills and experiences, and by developing supportive relationships with rising talents that can inspire their commitment and engagement. […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Management Development|Result Type: Post