Developing Your Personal Flag: Self-discovery for the authentic leader

We all have a purpose in life; of that, I’m sure. However, realizing what that purpose is and understanding how it can be a driving force to fulfill our goals and expand our ways of thinking is something that can be easier said than done. Self-awareness and inner discovery can be the building blocks for […]

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What if everyone was a leader? Part 4: Empowering change in company culture

The distributed leadership model of corporate culture continues to attract a growing following among businesses actively working to support a wider uptake of individual responsibility and enhanced performance in their teams. We’ve seen in recent articles how this is now the case; but here, in this final instalment in our four-part series on the subject, […]

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What if everyone was a leader? Part 3: Supporting individual performance

Our series exploring the changing landscape of business leadership, and the emergence of distributed leadership as an effective model to enhance performance, continues in this latest instalment.

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What if everyone was a leader? Part 2: Understanding distributed leadership

We recently posed the question to our readers of what might happen if businesses supported a wider uptake of leadership responsibilities at every level of their organisation in our previous article ‘what if everyone was a leader?’ Now, in this – the second instalment in our series devoted to explaining and demystifying the uptake of distributed […]

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What if everyone was a leader? Part 1

Leadership is a hot topic for many businesses, but what are the implications of placing the responsibility of leadership on just a few individuals? For years the idea of developing a workforce has centred on teaching formal leaders to lead and then providing other employees with functional skills to do their job better and more […]

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Achieving successful culture change and improved performance – our top seven tips

There have been several studies on the link between culture and performance.  Most cited is probably the one documented in a twelve-year US study by Kotter and Heskett and published in “Corporate Culture and Performance” (Free Press; Reprint edition: 1 May 2011).  Primeast also publishes several case studies online, such as this one in the […]

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The impact of unconscious bias

Whilst we would like to think we are fair, broad-minded and unbiased, everyone is influenced by thoughts and feelings that reside in our unconscious and which impact on our everyday thinking and behaviour – and at work, on our performance and decision making.  Generally, biases are helpful and adaptive because they enable us to make […]

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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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The Future of Talent Management

The team at Primeast has had a long association with the world of Talent Management and has taken some quite controversial stances over the years.  This has tended to put us into a privileged position where we have a good sense of what the trends are and where the discipline is heading.  We thought it […]

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Why being assertive can benefit your business

Developing assertiveness is one of the key aspects of successful leadership and effective teamwork, but it can often be difficult for people to demonstrate this when the pressures of work have us pulled in all directions. Helping individuals to build the confidence to say ‘no’ and to understand why it is sometimes important to do […]

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Knowing Me, Knowing You…

Whether you think Abba, or Alan Partridge (for those in the UK) when you read the title of this article, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it means something to you.  It’s about giving time to knowing ‘you’ – what makes you tick, what irritates you, what are your strengths, how your body feels […]

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Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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