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Graham White
   

Great Leaders Are Always Great Communicators

As social media and politics comes of age together in this exciting period of political affairs, the fastidiousness of communication is more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger commentators where a false or misunderstood word can create as much disaster as a hurricane we are all fixated on watching live and from every angle the actions, words and mannerisms of all those seeking to convince us they are best placed to lead us. With a camera or recording device in every pocket the inevitable gaffs are captured, reported and replayed over and over again. What I find most alarming in these situations is the suggestion that certain individuals seeking to hold the position of leadership are claiming that their communication skills may be there “allowable weakness” whilst retaining many other alternative attributes of leadership.

Article by 26 September 2019

Kirstin Furber
   

The need for Leadership Authenticity as organisations transform

In the world of personalisation, algorithms predicting what we are going to do next and robots taking on more of the tasks that people used to do, there is even more of a need to integrate empathy, authenticity and the human factor in our leadership who ever we are in the organisation from the CEO to those who have just started out in the company. As we imagine the future of work, we should see that human emotional intelligence is going to be needed more than ever alongside the technological advances we will be working with.

Article by 29 August 2019

Jacqui Harper
   

What Oscars 2019 teaches us about public speaking

A powerful beginning is the hallmark of great shows and great public speaking. It’s about getting attention and getting the audience excited about what’s to come. In public speaking high impact starts can include a strong story, a question, a quote, a significant number or a powerful picture.

Article by 26 February 2019

Jane Williams
   

Limiting damage caused by concentrated power and mega reward

Sir Martin Sorrell’s resignation as WPP chief executive had a seismic effect on the world’s biggest advertising company.  As another company with power concentrated in a strong founder its aftershock may well be felt for some time as governments ponder any intervention.

Article by 25 May 2018

Chris Furnell
   

Leaders of 2022 and the future

Ronseal: it does exactly what it says on the tin. Familiar with the phrase? Well it has remarkably close resemblance to the role of a Leader in 2022.

Article by 28 March 2018