Avoid escapism, try leading

Executives must wriggle free of management escapism and try leading instead, says Joe DiVanna Senior executives are routinely caught in the profits-this-quarter trap. Majority shareholders typically get our attention, and our bonuses are often tied to performance metrics that reflect the philosophy of these shareholders: returns at all costs. Is this merely a form of […]

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The end of the RFP

The move from procurement to professional buying There has been a real change in the way that big clients are looking to buy legal services, and if you are a law firm, the good news is that old fashioned procurement is on the wane. There are a real variety of factors causing this change and […]

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The 7 characteristics of an Explorer Mindset – #1 Personal Resilience

Back in the 1800s, Charles Darwin, University of Cambridge Alumnus explained: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Today, we work in a fast-moving, 24/7, highly-connected world with constantly evolving technology and a workplace that is increasingly demanding resulting in high stress and burnout risks.   […]

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Coaching: the 21st century phenomenon

Coaching has helped transform many businesses during the first two decades of the 21st century. Introduced by pioneering companies during the 1980s and 1990s, it now features extensively within many businesses’ strategic thinking. It is no coincidence that coaching’s arrival is at a time when society is undergoing enormous changes. The digital revolution has led […]

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What is Coaching?

At its simplest, coaching is a different way of having a conversation. But it’s much more than that. Many leaders and managers have been schooled in and had many years of experience through more traditional leadership. Expert leadership; directive; when the manager knows ‘best’. The responsibility remains with the boss. In my view, coaching provides […]

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Brexit: Which way now?

Keith Nelson, Director of Coaching Programmes at the Møller Institute, contends that there has never been a more urgent need for coaching… Another day, another twist in the Brexit story. It reminds me of the old Stealers Wheel song: “Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right Here I am Stuck in the […]

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Leading teams of machines and humans

Mike Mister, Partner at the Møller Institute was part of a transatlantic team that showcased some original research in one of the concurrent sessions at the 20th International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida in October 2018. The research is part of an ongoing effort into the issues related to leading […]

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