Book Review: “Presence – Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges” – Amy Cuddy (Orion Publishing 2016)

AA Milne once wrote that “you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. This applies brilliantly to Cuddy’s fascinating, engaging and enlightening book. You may have already heard of the author,

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Book Review: “Pivoting – a coach’s guide to igniting substantial change” – Ann L. Clancy & Jacqueline Binkert (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017)

As I worked my way through this book, I felt a growing sense of having embarked on a rich journey of discovery. It did not meet with my presupposition that it was going to be a ‘how to’ manual on artful coaching. Yes, it plays the role of a powerful and practical guide on improving […]

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Book Review: “Employee Engagement – a Little Book of Big Ideas (2nd edition)” – Jasmine Gartner; Tinybig Books, 2017

In the foreword, Jamie Lawrence suggests that Gartner has written a book about the “wrongness of work”, a phrase that encapsulates the prevailing view that a majority of people in work are not engaged, or even disengaged with what they do. Indeed, the author sets out to identify the reasons behind the low levels of […]

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Book review: “The Coaching Habit: say less, ask more & change the way you lead for ever” – Michael Bungay Stanier; Box of Crayons Press, 2016

The first thing that strikes the reader about this book is the impressive array of reviewers providing laudatory comments – from Dan Pink, to Brene Brown and Dave Ulrich – which left me wondering: who is this guy?! Well, the author is an Australian living in Toronto who studied in Oxford, England. His writing betrays […]

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The power of generative listening in purposeful leadership

You can read or listen to Clive Wilson’s 3 minute audio. Progressive organizations are discovering that their leaders have more impact when they serve their inspiring corporate purpose faithfully and collaboratively, rather than pushing their personal sense of direction. For many leaders, this requires a significant shift in mindset. 

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Designing The Purposeful Organization

Organizations strive to deliver maximum value. Yet despite best intentions, they place boundaries around performance. “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries” by Clive Wilson is the culmination of nearly thirty years’ service by facilitators at Primeast for their clients in the fields of leadership, organisational development and teamwork

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Purposeful Leadership To Create The Life of Meaning

A friend of mine recently left her job after six months because of the mismatch between the rhetoric at interview espoused by her manager-to-be and the reality she experienced in the job. A not uncommon experience and one I predict will increase. Why? Because many organisations are not keeping pace with the wants and needs […]

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How to Inspire Business Performance Beyond Boundaries

In an interview originally published by Kogan Page, Primeast’s Clive Wilson discusses the motivation behind his new book, “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries”, as well as some of the concepts discussed in the book.

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Case study helps best-selling book to succeed

A Primeast case study helps companies who are serious about increasing the return on their investment in learning and development.

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Book Review: “How to live with uncertainty – Risk Intelligence” – Dylan Evans

Taking a risk intelligence approach to business decision making When senior managers are polled about the greatest challenges that their organisations face, one of the issues that regularly achieves high scores is that of the quality of their people’s decision-making (others, like problem-solving and talent, also perennially appear in such lists). Dylan Evans’ book (Risk […]

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