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Getting to ‘us’ – How to create an inclusive culture

Being a leader or manager in an organisation can be a lonely place. We are probably all too conscious of how uncertain the world is outside our own organisation, but what does it matter?  Surely, as long as we all pull together, we can overcome any challenge… If only that were true. A barrier to […]

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We welcome Claire Holmes as Senior Client Manager to Primeast UK

Claire Holmes joined the Primeast UK team as Senior Client Manager towards the end of 2019.  She has 18 years experience in European Life Sciences, having held senior roles at the European Medicines Agency and within Accenture Accelerated Life Sciences Services. Her experience in managing business change programmes within the third sector and Pharma, Bio […]

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How much self-reflection do we do?

Anthony Tjan (“Good People”) 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 20 plus years in business, with almost 100 interviews conducted to dig deeper into what ‘good people’ constitutes and how goodness can be […]

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The Leadership Ecosystem

It was September 2019 and we were a small group of ‘people professionals’ doing what we have been doing for about ten years at Primeast’s Talent Forum – discussing one of the most significant challenges to raising performance in our organisations. Every time we meet, one person brings their challenge to the “hot seat” and […]

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Leading with authenticity and integrity

Football fan or not, last night’s Euro 2020 qualifier England match against Bulgaria in Sofia was certainly uncomfortable viewing, and not for the reason England supporters might expect. The England team were subjected to racist abuse during the match. While the question on many people’s lips might be, why has it taken so long for […]

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Are you a snowplough employer?

Many of us will have heard of the millennial generation referred to as “Snowflakes” and the “Snowflake Generation”. In this context the suggestion is that they are in some ways less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations. The other, more relevant suggestion is that they swan around under the naïve impression […]

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Leadership – Develop the 5 creative competencies you need to succeed

In my last Insights post, I talked about one of the diagnostic tools we use when helping leaders to develop – The Leadership Circle™.  Here I go into more depth about what it can tell you about your leadership competencies and how you can develop them. As the name suggests the report you receive is […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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,

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