Helen Green

Leadership lessons from Wimbledon

Writing this article at the beginning of the Wimbledon tennis championships almost seems a bit like tempting fate. Mention a player by name, and they are almost be certain to be knocked out in the first round; well before you read this article. But nevertheless sport has a lot to teach business and even an […]

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Chris Nel

Who leads next?

We’ve said it before, and no doubt will say it again, leadership is a journey. It’s a journey that can never start too soon, and it’s one which never ends; no matter how long someone has been in a position of leadership. Organisations which understand the importance of the journey and which help their people […]

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Helen Green

Leading Unity

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus may have been writing over 2,000 years ago but his words have echoed across the generations. Quite simply, it is easy to lead when times are good; but true leadership is required when times become more uncertain. At the time of writing the […]

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Helen Green

Engaging Followers

The second half of May always seems to be a bittersweet time. Yes summer is truly on the way but for football and rugby union supporters there is one last brief flurry of activity before yet another season ticks over into completion. No wonder then that the supporters make the most of it, attending divisional […]

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Chris Nel

Leading Customer Excellence

Section 172 of the UK Companies Act promotes the importance of a director acting in a way which would be most likely to promote the success of the company. This includes having regard to a number of factors including “the need to foster the company’s business relationships with suppliers, customers and others” and “the desirability […]

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Helen Green

Exercising Leadership

We’ve long known about the benefit of regular exercise in helping to keep us physically fit but now a new study has revealed the link between exercise and brain health. The study, which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, focused on the link between exercise and mental health in the over 50s. […]

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Helen Green

I’m fine!

‘How are you?’…’I’m fine.’ Just an everyday throwaway conversational piece which many of us see as somewhat akin to discussing the weather or yesterday’s sport. But according to Mental Health Foundation research, whilst we may comment that we are fine on average twice a day, we only mean it 19% of the time. The rest […]

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Chris Nel

Leading Mergers and Acquisitions

Successful mergers and acquisitions require people leadership as much as financial leadership.

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Helen Green

Leading in 2017

After a turbulent year for business the future is more uncertain than ever and 2017 offers a great challenge and opportunity for true leaders to shine.

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Chris Nel

Investing in Leadership

In fact, the CMI’s commentary on the budget makes salutary reading for British business. The CMI quotes bad management as being the number one cause for business failure as well as the main hindrance for SME growth. Worse still, bad people management practices are estimated to cost the UK £84 billion per annum. What this […]

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