What are your personal Values and why?

I’m part way through the Project Leadership Programme run by Cranfield University on behalf of Cabinet Office. The most recent module asked us to come up with our personal values. It was an interesting exercise, because we were given a Continue reading What are your personal Values and why?

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