This is where Primeast shares insights, blogs and webinars into the leadership and organisational development challenges facing individuals and organisations.
Use the ‘Search our Insights’ or ‘Categories’ facilities to look for what interests you the most.

The Primeast ‘Leadership Cycle’

The UCI World Championships are coming to Harrogate! In September 2019 Primeast’s hometown of Harrogate in the UK will play host to the world’s cycling community when the UCI World Championships take place. The fun begins on Sunday 22nd September and runs for a full week culminating in the Elite Men’s race on Sunday 29th. […]

Read More

PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP: between stimulus and response…

In my twenty-year career in the field of purposeful leadership, I have read, digested and repeated many quotations from leaders past and present. If I had to identify the one that has impacted me most it would be this: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our […]

Read More

David Evans, Head of Consulting at Primeast asks ‘What more can we do as leaders?’

A brief appraisal of the economic environment of the last 15 years demonstrates the impact of corrosive leadership. Superbly summarised at the beginning of their 2012 book “The Fulfilling Workplace”, Ronald J Burke and Cary L Cooper observed that the leadership of banks and certain corporations (Enron, for example) through the 2000’s serves to show […]

Read More

2 + 2 equals what exactly for M&As?

I recently read an article posted by McKinsey about the impact of corporate culture on mergers (McKinsey: Organizational culture in mergers, addressing the unseen forces.).   I was drawn to it because I’ve been involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and have always been amazed that so little cultural due diligence is conducted, given the high […]

Read More

Boosting collective executive leadership effectiveness can transform organisational performance

In most organisations, the ‘C Suite’ or executive team makes 2 major contributions. Firstly, they provide high-level leadership, define strategy, develop operating plans and manage strategic execution. Secondly and as importantly,

Read More

About 75% of England’s Apprenticeship Levy fund is not spent – use yours for a Leadership MBA

In 2018 Primeast partnered with York St John University to deliver The Level 7 Senior Leader York Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree apprenticeship in London and York. Who is the York MBA Degree for? With limited places available, the MBA is recommended for those working at a level where they can influence strategy or […]

Read More

Have you seen the reviews? “Scaling Leadership” by Robert J Anderson & William A Adams (Wiley; 2019)

Primeast has a number of accredited Leadership Circle facilitators in Europe and we are keen to share ‘Scaling Leadership’ by Robert J Anderson and William A Adamson….. “…I cannot recommend the book strongly enough – especially if you think you don’t need it!” Jim Morris, President, Pixar Animation Studies “….A must-read for all leaders, and […]

Read More

Line Managers as Champions of Learning – Russell Evans

In the current unpredictable and disrupted business climate, line managers play a critical role in developing their team members to be able to deal successfully with their challenges. Line managers are the frontline connection between business strategy and operational execution and having well developed people is critical to effective implementation. Sadly, in our experience, for […]

Read More

It’s a Wonderful (workplace) Life?

I was heartened to read that Virgin Trains and the Rethink Mental Illness charity in the UK have recreated the script of “A Wonderful Life” at 14 British railway stations (painted on the platforms) as a way to highlight the film’s essential theme of life’s struggle. The 70-year old film is often picked out as […]

Read More

Leading innovation and complex decision-making

Innovative decision-making is different than that associated with business-as-usual. Innovating is hard work, mentally challenging and emotionally and intellectually wearing. Innovation usually involves the collaboration of diverse people, the friction of clashing ideas and tension of competing egos. It also requires trial and error, which means that action often overrides planning and structure. The normal […]

Read More

DISRUPTION? The power of scenario planning in the intelligent management of change

Exciting times We live in the most exciting times humanity has perhaps known. Technology has the potential to enhance the lives of everyone on the planet and mitigate many of the significant challenges we face, such as peak population and climate change.

Read More

LEADER BEHAVIOUR: Top tips for making behavioural development conscious

A significant proportion of our work at Primeast is helping organisations to really understand their corporate culture and manage it in the best interests of the work they do and the people they serve. Values can be identified and measured We repeatedly support this process by measuring the values brought to the organisation by the people who […]

Read More