How to choose the right leadership development programme for your organisation – in Madagascar

Take Away Line Rattling through the bush on a long journey can be a great way to reflect, discuss and formulate. On one journey in the Madagascan Highlands, we talked about how to choose the right leadership development programme, developing a simple typology of four types aimed at helping those new to these ideas a…

Burning bright, not burning out: Leadership in tough times and the art of managing Stress, Well-being and Centeredness

Take Away Line As high stress levels seem to be endemic in professional life, attention turns to understanding how to cope and, better still, to lead oneself and ones team through the stress.  The process of moving from being subject to stress to a position of having the personal wellbeing and skills to support others…

Innovation: why encouraging making friends at work makes good business sense

Take Away Line Innovation is as much a social process as something a genius does on their own.  Simply put, innovation comes better when ideas hit against one another in an informal way.  The key thing is breaking down barriers between groups within an organisation so the light can get in.  While you can’t command…