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Leading beyond the current climate

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|

climate changeYou may have strong thoughts on issues. But when is it right to speak out on affairs beyond your own authority or organisation?

Take for example some prominent voices talking about the (disputed by some) issue of climate change:

  • Mark Carney,

Thinking about your legacy

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

why?When people look back on your work, your leadership, what you have stood for and how you affected things in the world, what will they see? What will they say?

Having spent many years working with catalytic thinkers, leaders and bold

Helping professional coaching shape its future

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

Neil has been invited by the International Coach Federation to help design and facilitate and event celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Happening in Portland, Oregon, it’s an opportunity for coaches from around the world to come together, hear from inspirational and provocative speakers, and importantly share their own stories, experiences and

Is your ‘Purpose’ working for you?

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|

why?All organisations that create a big impact have a big, inspiring purpose. Get the purpose right and you will attract support, commitment and resources. For your team it will create a sense of ‘shared endeavour’. It can work hard for

New ERA, new culture

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 January 26th, 2015|

thank youWhen you and your team are leading big change, there are inevitably going to be complexities, ambiguities and stresses.

And in all organisations, it is standard for people to face a constant stream of performance reviews, critiques, 360s and more.

Finding the Good Will

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 December 15th, 2014|

hands holding lightSo the intent was to write a message of seasonal good cheer. But the news of recent days is making that a bit tough: violence, abuse, intolerance, professional misconduct, breaches of trust. A lot of hurt, anger and

Staying connected

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Staying connectedHow do I “stay connected”?

People who are leading big change often tell us that they find it hard to “stay connected” – to the end result, the inspiring purpose – the energy source, if you like.

For example, senior

Getting good from bad

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 October 13th, 2014|

Getting good from badNeil writes: Some pithy words popped into my head a few years ago, and have made people up to good things smile on many occasions since:

“It can be a fine line between Cr@p and fertiliser.”

Often it’s just

Calm ways through the storms

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 October 13th, 2014|

StormMuch of the work we do supporting organisations up to big change involves working with boards, SMT’s and project teams. There are passions. And there are pressures. And inevitably there are different ways of looking at problems, and different suggestions

Strategy for leading big change

By | 2018-02-22T16:25:20+00:00 August 19th, 2014|

Publish what you fundIt is always a real pleasure for us at One Leadership to discover an organisation that is leading big change in the world, and even more of a joy to be asked to help.

And so