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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Moving beyond the VUCA challenges: Adopting VUCAR attitudes and behaviours

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) – these are the watchwords that business leaders have come to see as typifying the state of global commerce in recent years. For many, there has been considerable focus on asking how best we can contend with these factors in effective business planning and execution for the future, all […]

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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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Postcard from Singapore – Russell Evans

You can read or listen. Singapore is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries on the planet, with its people demonstrating a strong work ethic that makes this one of the best places on Earth to do business. During the last two decades, Singapore has witnessed a population explosion, with more than 5.4 […]

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Managing millennials and why it pays to be open-minded

More and more, the millennial generation is coming to the fore in the world of business, with this group making up the vast majority of new starters in recent years. It’s perhaps troubling for some leaders, then, that this is one group who are deemed harder to engage with and understand.

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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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Smoothing the process of M&A activities

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities can place considerable stress upon the organisations involved. It is therefore essential for leaders on both sides of the M&A ‘equation’ to be proactive in the manner in which they go about bringing their businesses together to form a new, cohesive whole. The issues that are faced during what is a […]

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Is it ever appropriate for a coach to ‘tell’?

The world of business can be a complicated place and therefore leaders will often turn to a coach to help formalise their thinking and find new insights into strategies and approaches to their work. It is a privileged position that the coach therefore holds, with the ability to potentially influence, help (or hinder) the future […]

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