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.
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
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
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
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
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
I recently co-authored the article “The Future of Leadership Development” with Sarah Cave, Primeast’s head of leadership development. Since then I have been asked many times to offer my own top tips for evolving leadership maturity. This is a timely article as “mindset” is something that many commentators, including notably Otto Scharmer and Frederic Laloux, see as vital to effective […]Read More
Global business and university academics have joined forces to offer a career-enhancing opportunity for the region’s leaders. A partnership between York St John University and international business consultancy Primeast has launched a degree apprenticeship to train principled, innovative leaders to lead the performance, long-term vision and growth of their organisations. The York Executive Master of […]Read More
Vincent Lenhardt’s book, translated from his native French by Guy Bullen, is an intense and involving read which requires time and commitment from the reader. I suggest that, although the author recommends his work both to “seasoned coaches and those starting on the coaching journey”, this is not for those without a strong desire to delve deeply […]Read More
I was delighted recently to share a conference platform with Jennifer Holloway, author of “Personal Branding for Brits”. I was speaking on the future of leadership development and in our respective keynotes, we both touched on the immense role of values and behaviours in brand and corporate culture. I really enjoyed listening to Jennifer at […]Read More
Turbulence and relevance Two key challenges that face organisations in all sectors these days are; dealing with turbulence and staying relevant in a rapidly changing world. Several recent conversations with clients have led to my growing awareness of the topic of Emergence and that it should become a focus for all senior leaders. After all, […]Read More
I’ve just finished reading Anthony Tjan’s latest book, ‘Good People’, on the cover of which the author asserts that the only leadership decision that really matters is good people: something which is hard to disagree with. It charts the lessons learned by Tjan during his 22 or so years in business, with almost 100 interviews conducted to dig deeper […]Read More
LEADERSHIP: How to engage all stakeholders and stay relevant in a changing world The words chaos, confusion and uncertainty have been bandied around considerably recently, mostly associated with the shifting political landscape. And in the world of work, the term “VUCA” seems to have been added to our lexicon, denoting the “volatile, uncertain, complex and […]Read More