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The Coaching Culture

For many businesses the worst phase of the Covid-19 crisis may be ending. Lockdown is all but over. The economy is re-opening. Revenues are returning to many who saw them fall off a cliff edge. Now the task is recovery. It’s beginning to feel like we’re turning a...

Remote Working Isn’t Working

We’ve just witnessed the single biggest change in working practices in the history of modern business. It happened overnight. Millions shifted from working in soulless city centre offices to earning their crust from a desk in their bedroom, kitchen or garage. There...

Narcissistic Leadership

The pandemic has “torn back the curtain on the idea that so many people in charge know what they’re doing” according to Barack Obama. Why’s that? Psychoanalysis would split our leaders into two camps– the narcissistic and the empathetic. You don’t need to be Sigmund...

The Challenge for Leadership

A simple search on Amazon reveals 70,000 leadership books. Yet no guru has written the script for the current scenario. The immediate focus is on saving lives and saving businesses. Yet, here is also a need, in this time of lockdown, to consider how life must change...

A Guide to Crisis Leadership

Leadership, at every level, is about to be tested in a way in which it has never been tested before. We’re now in uncharted territory in the spread of Covid-19. The first thing to accept is that leading in a crisis is very different from leading in normal times. I...
We’re All Wasting Our Time

We’re All Wasting Our Time

How you allocate your time is probably the most crucial factor in your own performance and that of your organisation. Yet we pay scant attention to understanding, analysing and altering this part of our working lives. It is an indisputable fact of business that we are...
Confront Your Obstacles

Confront Your Obstacles

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.” That was an observation of Andrew Carnegie – the Scottish weaver’s boy who emigrated in poverty to the USA in the late 1800s and built up a business empire which made him the...
Five Personal Changes for 2019

Five Personal Changes for 2019

A New year, a new you. A time of promises of self-renewal. A time for soul-searching !   Before you finalise your New Year resolutions, we thought it would be useful to give you food for thought by sharing five common barriers to success that we encounter with our...
Top Five Insights from Leadership Books

Top Five Insights from Leadership Books

There is so much leadership learning out there but so little time to discover it. That’s why The Edge has begun to distil the most thought-provoking insights from the world’s greatest business books. Here is a tasting menu of five mouth-watering morsels of wisdom for...
Restoring Trust in Business

Restoring Trust in Business

We are all talking about lack of trust in business but we’re not doing much about it. CEO’s are now officially untrustworthy. Fewer than one third of the public believes they are credible. In the Edelman Trust Survey, in every one of 28 global markets researched,...
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