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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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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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Trial our High Performing Teams Questionnaire

Is your team eligible?
Our cutting-edge questionnaire draws on a wealth of experience coaching leaders and leadership teams, combined with our post-graduate research into team performance. We trialled the first edition whil …
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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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The ARC of moshing

Pondering the power of the pit
Richard discovers that the call for leaders to be Authentic, Responsible and Courageous is echoed in yet another diverse environment – the mosh pit at a concert by the funk-metal outfit, Faith No Mo …
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Get some discipline, muddyfunster!

Further proof that our ideas apply in all aspects of life
With the prospect of another muddy running race looming large, Richard relives the memory of a previous event where he realised he was not only at the mercy of Mother Nature, but also at the mercy of …
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Top team / flop team: lessons from Hollywood Undead

Our thinking takes centre stage
At a recent gig, rap-rockers Hollywood Undead created a high-profile, high-stakes team composed of absolute strangers who were together on stage for a matter of minutes. In doing so, they demonstrated …
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