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  • Early 30’s….too young to lead?

    by Jane Fitzgerald, Associate Director – Deloitte Consulting Commencing a leadership pilot programme with a group of six strangers is intimidating. The moment I walked into the room with these women, sitting in a circle, looking up expectedly is imprinted on my mind forever. I did not expect that with only 24 hours together, over a period of six months

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  • The risk in standing up for what you believe in

    by Jill Harrison, Director, Longitude Consulting If you saw someone being murdered outside your house, what would you do? Raise the alarm, perhaps insist that the perpetrators were caught and punished? Well, in 1964, New Yorker Kitty Genovese was simply ignored by those who witnessed her brutal murder. This outrageous occurrence was later dubbed Bystander Effect as each bystander concluded

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  • Is it work or is it Play?

    by Sandy Burgham When people ask me how Play is going I answer truthfully – it is going well but where it is going remains to be seen. Indeed in a few short months we are in the midst of four programmes and have the joy not only with collaborating with 27 participants but also each other – as collaborators

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  • Donald Trump and the measure of leadership

    by Jenny Devine – executive and leadership coach and facilitator, M.A. Consciousness Studies   Are you starting to wonder where all the outstanding leaders are in the world? And why it’s so hard to find them in either public office or in business? So hard, in fact, that it would be fair to ask ourselves if leaders such as Nelson Mandela

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  • Teenagers – what do they know?

    by Nicky Benson, leadership coach and facilitator     ‘The hardest job of a parent is to let your teenager be who they are not who you think they should be’. Dan Siegel, “The Teenage Brain” Aside from being a leadership development coach I am a mother of two teenagers and this experience teaches me as much about leadership as my

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  • How to be authentic without getting fired

    by Jenny Devine “I’d rather be whole than good“. Carl Jung We all have heard of the drive toward authentic leadership and “bringing your whole self to work” but what does this actually mean? “If they knew what I really thought, I wouldn’t be working here” said one manager. But this is an assumption that who you are resides in

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