Week 5: The change you didn’t choose

The change you didn’t choose – and how to handle it  Week 5 of lockdown and the long-term impact of the current situation is starting to become evident to organisations across all sectors. For all leaders, there is a realisation that they have entered a change process...

Week 4: Being a leader not a cheerleader

Being a leader not a cheerleader.  Week 4 of lockdown and, for many of us, we’re through the initial phase of practical coping; setting up a home-based office, getting the technology to work, getting used to on-line team meetings – and now the leadership challenge is...

Week 3: A marathon not a sprint

Running a marathon not a sprint.  Week 3 of the lockdown and the shock of the change is receding, but the bad news keeps coming. A prime minister in hospital and the Queen speaking to the nation underscores the seriousness and justifies the fears that people have. We...

Week 1: Leading in a virtual environment

Leading in a virtual environment: Some lessons from the first week of working from home: 5 things for a leader to think about when working remotely. How do you look? You are ‘at work’ so think about what people can see in the background of your video call – it can be...

What do we talk about when we talk about trust?

Inter-organisational trust is different to inter-personal trust. In human relationships we use the language of trust when we talk about personal loyalty, of people caring for each other in sickness and in health, and always looking after a friend’s best interests. But...

Socia in conversation… The art of chairmanship

Chairmanship is much more art than science and success is based on the particular constitution of the Board and the requirements of the individual Board members. Boards in different sectors and different industries make different demands on the chairman, however the...