Be brave on feeding back

  By Deborah Appleby, Associate at The Caffeine Partnership. Leadership coach and expert in influence and impact consultancy. Recently I have been running full day leadership courses on, “Giving and Receiving Feedback” which are, as you can imagine, pretty intensive days that touch all sorts of raw nerves and often difficult emotions. One thing that … Read more

Stop adding too much value

Leaders need to know when to shut up, writes Marshall Goldsmith [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Leaders rise through the ranks because they’re good at adding value. Their ideas boost the bottom line, time and again. But there comes a point when a leader’s relentless need to add value to every … Read more

Paint your own performance

  Performing, experimentation and creativity hold the keys to business success, says performerr, coach and chief executive Cathy Salit  [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The first time you sat on a two-wheel bicycle with the training wheels off, you didn’t know how to ride it. You’d seen plenty of people riding … Read more

The matrix reloaded

  [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Leaders are spending more time and energy figuring out the best way to organize their companies to compete and win. According to a 2016 Bain study, 85% of executives said that internal obstacles, not external ones, keep their companies from growing profitably. In many … Read more

Webinar: How to Lead From Everywhere: Nurturing Talent in a Distributed Team

  Workplaces are changing. Flexibility of location is central to fundamental changes in strategy about the way we work. Modern teams work in various places around the world, different time zones and have overlapping projects and tasks. With all these factors in play, leaders have had to adapt quickly to keep the morale, satisfaction and … Read more

How to successfully leave your job

Transitions such as quitting one job for another opportunity or retiring from your current career are usually far harder than we imagine. It’s easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it’s hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom, but at a recent meeting I attended, a … Read more

How to tackle the trust deficit

  Trust, not authority is the new currency of great leaders, finds Piers Cain Trust is in short supply these days. Brexiteers don’t trust experts, Donald Trump doesn’t trust the US secret service, and many people don’t trust him. People don’t trust banks or oil companies to do the right thing. People don’t trust chief … Read more