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We like to go beyond the obvious to bring our clients new, different ways of thinking. We also practice what we preach when it comes to development. So we invest heavily in keeping ourselves at our ‘learning edge’, gathering ideas and experiences from a variety of interesting places and sharing our thinking with others – including you…
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Leadership: What’s lasting and universal? What changes with time or place?

Three Core Disciplines for Leadership
A recent McKinsey debate got us thinking about the lasting, universal “truths” of leadership and the things we know leaders need to keep adapting in order to remain up-to-date and fit-for-purpose …
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ARC Leadership: resolving the ‘Authenticity Paradox’

Richard’s response to a popular article in the Harvard Business Review
In her article in HBR, Herminia Ibarra argues that Authentic Leadership is a pill that has been swallowed all-too-readily by leaders and proponents of leadership development. Richard believes Ibarra …
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The Case for ARC Leadership

With so much other leadership wisdom out there, why should we pay attention to the ARC Leadership book?
It’s easy to say leaders should be Authentic, Responsible and Courageous, but what’s the evidence that these three qualities will deliver genuine value to leaders and their organisations? And why …
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Team coaching: the future of leadership development

Answering critical questions about the value and challenges of team coaching
Team leaders and their organisations typically find it hard to understand team coaching. Some find it hard to buy, others find it hard to sell in, and some aren’t sure what impact it will have on pe …
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Is something rotten in the state of leadership development?

Research paper by LeaderSpace Managing Director Richard Boston and Nick Holley, Co-Director of Henley Business School’s Centre for HR Excellence
There’s a lot of leadership development going on out there, but is it working? We spent two days discussing this challenge with HR and talent leaders at Barclays, B&Q, the British Army, Deloitte, GS …
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