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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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The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching

Including two chapters by Richard Boston
We’re proud to be included not once but twice alongside some great names in the field. One chapter focuses on our work with Southampton Football Club, going beyond the case study on this website to …
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Why you SHOULD prioritise screen-time over family and friends

Our definitive guide to why your tech should come first
It’s time to redress the balance. With all these people (often on TED or Facebook) telling us we should prioritise friends, family and colleagues over the plethora of gadgets offering instant access …
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What I learned about culture change from playing Solitaire

In this fast-paced world with all its distractions, it pays to take our learnings where we can
One of Richard’s disciplines when travelling is to take a few moments to play Solitaire (otherwise known as Patience) on his phone. It helps him notice his patterns, impatiences and frustrations and …
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A step-change for resilience

Are we really making meaningful progress when it comes to building resilience?
‘Resilience’ has been a buzz word for quite some time now and a fair amount of time, money and effort has gone into developing people’s ability to deal with increasingly challenging working envi …
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What’s missing from Deloitte’s 3 ‘types’ of CIO?

Our thoughts in response to an article citing Deloitte’s research with tech leaders worldwide
Deloitte’s research suggested there are three ways of operating as a CIO. We reckon Deloitte is bang on, but ask a) whether this is just another tech fad; b) if it’s not a fad, how does it help us …
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ARC Leadership: from surviving to thriving in a complex world

The influential book by Richard Boston
We’ve a really serious problem out there. People have lost faith in their leaders – and are losing faith in the very concept of leadership. At all levels and in all organisations, leaders face a r …
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The ARC of successful outsourcing

A piece we wrote for Outsource Magazine
Leaders need to be Authentic, Responsible and Courageous (ARC) if they’re to turn the tide of mistrust within and between organisations. The same is true in outsourcing relationships, but it’s not …
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5 ways to stop leadership development doing more harm than good

Practical ideas that tackle the pitfalls of some types of leadership training
An attention-grabbing headline suggested that many leadership trainers are actually hurting their clients, rather than helping them. The article gave five reasons why this was so, but lacked any tangi …
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