My Expectations of Leaders

view from the window at Civil Service Live 2016

Last week I ran an induction/introduction session for my new senior leadership team where I set out my expectations from them as leaders. I made some notes on the train up to the meeting, partly as a rehearsal and partly Continue reading My Expectations of Leaders

[How-to] Action Learning Set – practical guidance

This post is the start of a How-to guide on running an Action Learning Set based on my own experiences of being both a participant and a facilitator. What is an Action Learning Set? An Action Learning Set is a group of Continue reading [How-to] Action Learning Set – practical guidance

Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

Negotiation 101 isn’t a direct comment on the Brexit negotiations, but I’ve written it this week as a bit of background for all those commenting on the Brexit negotiations that don’t seem to have any clue whatsoever about how one Continue reading Negotiation 101 – Understanding Brexit Negotiations

Inquiry as a Tool for Leaders

Inquiry should form the basis for leadership decision-making and action, because without productive inquiry you cannot be certain what needs to be done.  Here’s a bit I wrote for an assignment while studying Leadership, Influencing and Change with the Open University. Continue reading Inquiry as a Tool for Leaders

Sal Khan: Let’s Teach for Mastery [TED Talk]

I watched this TED Talk on teaching for mastery and thought it was interesting. I think it’s an excellent way to approach learning, especially as an adult in the workplace. In practice it means structuring learning so that we only move Continue reading Sal Khan: Let’s Teach for Mastery [TED Talk]