Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Liz Truss

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On a day when our Prime Minister has said sorry, it got us thinking about what it is to apologise as a leader. As leaders we have big decisions to make, big responsibilities, and a workforce looking to us for guidance. But we are still human. We misjudge situations, make mistakes and we may not always have the answer. The very nature of leadership is dealing with uncertainty, so how can we be certain we’ll always pick the right approach?

Mindfulness is Transforming Leadership

Reflective WalkingIn 2007 Chade-Meng Tan – Google employee #107 — launched Google’s meditation programme. The programme currently teaches 2,000 Googlers per year to meditate in order to become better leaders. Today, leading companies like Blackrock, Aetna, Ford Motor and Goldman Sachs conduct mindfulness classes for thousands of their leaders.

What is causing this shift to mindful leadership? In the stress-filled 24/7 world in which we live, leaders of all organizations need the opportunity for a “time out” period. It is their opportunity to relax, breathe deeply, de-stress and gain clarity about their work and the decisions they are facing.

Was James Bond A Team Player?

James BondOctober 5th is James Bond Day – yes there is a James Bond day! 2022 also marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films. The first, Dr. No, was released in 1962.

The question we ask is do you consider James Bond to be a loner or a good team player?

Amazon Delighted With Team Building Event

Amazon Team BuidingWe have recently designed and delivered a team building event for Amazon. The feedback received from the client was excellent.

The event was held at our training centre in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

The all female group are now looking forward to their next event.

Proud To Help South Wales Police Invest In Future Leaders

Training ImpactSouth Wales Police are currently working with us, here at Call of the Wild, on a series of innovative, online and in-person training courses, as it invests in its senior staff and future leaders.

The police force has already put several its most promising future leaders through an extensive training programme with us, with a final follow-up day scheduled, in which they will review how they are putting the training into practice.

Are You Struggling To Embrace Hybrid Working?

How to lead remote teamsThe world has changed for many of us. The new working day is now largely based on a more flexible and hybrid approach.

Of course, there are many benefits to returning to the office; collaborative working, face-to-face discussion and shared learning but the days of feeling the need to micromanage have certainly long gone even if Cabinet Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg doesn’t agree.

Mental Health Preparation for 2022

Remote workingThe past two years of uncertainty and worry during the pandemic have been a challenge for many, with studies showing that the mental health effects of the ongoing lockdowns, isolation and loss will be felt for many years to come.

With homeworking becoming the norm for many employees, there’s a variety of mental health concerns to consider when preparing for 2022.

Wales Week London Event – Evening of Business , Sport & Music

Bronwen LewisWe’d like to invite you to our Wales Week London event – An Evening of Business, Sport and Music. A look at leadership through the prism of sport and business.

A question and answer format with a panel of experts followed by a performance with the outstanding singer songwriter Bronwen Lewis.

Not only Bronwen but he ‘Miracle Man Who Reformed Rugby’.

Merry Christmas to You

Can we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Let’s hope 2022 is going to be a more stable and consistent year than the preceding two!

Bring on 2022!

Key Trends Within The Workplace For 2022

infection controlThe last two years has changed everything. From businesses, to leaders, to employees. However, one thing has shifted. Organisations are now focusing on people instead of profit and ”we” instead of ”me”. An organisation is only as good as the people it employs.

The businesses that want to thrive in 2022 will need to respond to the new dynamic and make work, work for everyone.

Stress, Mental Health, And The Workplace

Stress, Mental Health, And The WorkplaceOctober 10th is the annual observance of World Mental Health Day whereas November 3rd is the annual observance of National Stress Awareness Day.

Millions of people around the UK experience stress which can damage our health and wellbeing. For example, at some point in the last year, 74% of us have felt so stressed that we have felt unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation).

Good To Be Back At The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show 2021Who’s at The Meetings Show in Excel this week ? Call of The Wild offer exhilarating leadership and team building events in Wales.  To find out more visit the Wales stand TMSF270.

Measuring Training Impact – Great Results

Training ImpactThe transfer of learning must be the highest priority for all those commissioning training within organisations. The amount spent can be significant so a return on that investment in terms of driving impact is essential.

Results matter so measurable outcomes are key.