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?
In 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.
October 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?
The BBC reports that the results of a recent Microsoft survey are showing a huge disparity between how efficiently workers feel they work from home and managers perception of productivity. The report highlights that ‘While 87% of workers felt they worked as, or more efficiently, from home, 80% of managers disagreed.’
The BBC recently published a report on the post-pandemic trend of working from home on Fridays, quoting only 13% of staff going into the office on Fridays. It got us thinking, what does this mean for staff, and team, bonding and development?
We are pleased to announce we can now offer fully funded Level 6 Career Development Professional qualifications in England.
These are apprenticeships which incorporate the OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance.
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.
We still have the last remaining free places available on this nationally recognised City and Guilds Level 4 in Advice and Guidance in Wales.
These places taken taken quickly given they are fully funded by the Welsh Government and don’t cost you anything.
Get in touch today for more information before all places are taken for 2022
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.
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.
The 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.
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’.
The #Fail has become a label that no one wants to be associated with. Today, with social media following us around, #Winning is what we are all striving for!
Let’s hope 2022 is going to be a more stable and consistent year than the preceding two!
Bring on 2022!
The 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.
You may already hold the Full Level 6 QCF qualification, however, a certificate in Leadership will support your continual professional development, or a certificate for Career Coaches will allow you to gain a full understanding of Labour Market Intelligence (LMI).
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).
An enjoyable event.
After delivering a leadership development programme for our client in North America with teams from the USA, Mexico and Canada we are now pleased to announce the programme has been extended to China and Thailand.
The 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.