We are leadership consultants for a connected world
In the current Covid-19 crisis, learning how to build relationships, share control and deliver results together has never been more important.
For Boards… For Leaders… For Organisations…
What we do
Insight and analysis of Board governance processes and behaviours using the UK corporate governance code as our touchstone of best practice. Over 10 years’ experience working with Boards across all sectors and often with unique ownership structures.
Personal mentoring for individuals – to strengthen their leadership capabilities, improve their collaborative skills, and help them deliver in a complex and connected world.
As the UK economy emerges from the constraints of lockdown leaders are facing complex choices over how to re-open offices and balance the needs of the business with those of individuals and workplace teams who have become accustomed to collaborating virtually. We are writing a series or blog posts to share our experiences and reflections:
As government restrictions are lifted it falls to individual employers to decide the right balance of home and office-based working to ensure; the safety of employees, the performance of the business, the sustainable development of new products/services and the...
In our last blog we discussed the challenges of establishing a new team in a new workplace. Leaders are increasingly aware that there will be real tensions balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the team and ultimately the business. Already we are...
Insight, research and news
We are constantly looking to develop new and innovative approaches to collaboration within and between organisations, to gather examples of successful (and less successful) collaboration and to share the latest thinking with our clients.
– building relationships, handling conflict, sharing control (bold & smaller)
We wrote our book – now in its second edition – to support leaders who need an accessible, informative and practical guide to effective leadership in today’s connected world. Part 1 introduces a collaborative leader’s toolkit. Part 2 considers collaborative leaders in action. Each chapter is underpinned by surveys of business leaders, and new research and relevant case studies.
We have been commissioned by Governance magazine to write a series of articles based on our regular Socia roundtable dinners – where we invite groups of Board members to contribute to wide ranging discussions on topics of mutual interest, under Chatham House rules. You can read copies of the latest articles here.
We have produced a practical weekly note – to support leaders who need easily digestible hints and tips to help them cope in these exceptional times. As the lockdown has progressed the advice has moved from leading your team through the short term survival phase to dealing with the longer term demands on leaders as they shape their organisation to respond to a new normal. You can read the full series of these notes here.
Socia has been awarded the contract to conduct a Board effectiveness review for the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB plc). This body was set up by the Scottish Government in 2020 with three missions: to achieve a just transition to net zero, to extend equality...