Insights

Resilience Top Tips

Resilience is a subject we’re passionate about because we believe that by being more resilient yourself, and helping those around you to become more resilient, you can make the workplace resilient too! In this article we share our resilience Top Tips for you to try out.

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Enabling Leaders for Tomorrow

Digital disruption in every industry, multi-dimensional workplaces, multi-generational workforces, and a sharp increase in mental illness are all combining to make the modern workplace a real test of leadership ability. Left unchecked, these disruptors will massively affect a leader’s ability to attract, engage, develop, and retain the talent needed to compete and thrive. This paper defines the disruptive forces at play, illustrates the impact on leaders and teams, and gives specific examples of action that can be taken to safeguard future business performance. 1.0.0.20

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Overcoming the Talent Challenge

In today’s complex business landscape courageous leaders are in high demand and short supply. Economic pressures, digital disruption, new challenges of multidimensional workplaces, multigenerational workforces and the sharp rise in mental health issues all require confident, courageous leadership. In this Insight we look at how to overcome the Talent Challenge and provide the ‘Conscious Leadership’ tools to help you become a courageous and agile leader.

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How courageous are you in leading a multidimensional workforce?

In this Insight we explore the key issues arising in a multidimensional workplace and show how building 'Conscious Leadership' characteristics helps leaders to develop the courage they need to facilitate strong employee engagement and improve organisational performance.

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Why Courageous Leadership is the Key to Successfully Managing a Multigenerational Workforce.

Today organisations have four and sometimes five generations in their workforce and businesses need to develop different leadership styles to successfully manage this generationally diverse environment. In this Insight we explore the need for leaders to have courage to create environments that value each generation, encourage divergent views and create positive outcomes for the organisation and its employees. We show how developing "Conscious Leadership" characteristics helps leaders to unlock the courage they need to get the best from everyone, regardless of age.

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Why Leaders Need Courage to Overcome Digital Disruption

The Fourth Industrial Revolution with all its disruptive technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), The Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality are driving business transformation. Leaders need to adapt and deal with unprecedented change and an unpredictable future. In this Insight we explore the need for leaders to become digitally dexterous themselves, as well as empowering others to thrive during digital transformation. We show how leaders need courage to take time to pause, embrace technology-led change, create lifelong learning opportunities and an environment of psychological safety in order to reap the benefits for themselves, their teams, and the organisation. 1.0.0.20

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Mental Health - The Compelling Payback of Courageous and Compassionate Leaders

Initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness week and the great work done by charities and associations, means that mental health in the workplace is now on the radar for UK businesses. Some organisations are doing some amazing work in this area, but for the vast majority of leaders, how to respond when a team member states that they are severely depressed or suffering from crippling anxiety, can be a challenge.
Leaders have a duty of care to play a big role in creating the type of environment that proactively supports and promotes mental and emotional well-being and in this Insight we explore some of the leadership strategies that I’ve helped clients implement that really do have a positive impact.

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TLC Summer Read – 1
The Talent Challenge

Today’s business landscape is complex, challenging, and changing very rapidly — more so than ever before. In fact, some say it’s almost a perfect storm. In this ‘Summer Read’ we look at the human capital requirements — and the challenges associated with meeting these — as part of the overall business landscape.

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TLC Summer Read – 2
The Multidimensional Workplace

Organisations can no longer consider their workforce to be only the employees on the balance sheet. Direct employees are supplemented by freelancers, partners, gig workers and contractors. In this ‘Summer Read’ we explore the impact of this business disruptor and share ‘Top Tips’ to help you manage a multidimensional workforce.

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TLC Summer Read - 3
The Multigenerational Workforce

Today, organisations can have up to 5 generations ‘on the payroll’. While there are undeniable benefits linked to such diversity of talent and experience, generational tension in the workplace is sometimes cited by leaders as the biggest challenge they face. In this ‘Summer Read’ we look at the impact of the multigenerational workforce and share ‘Top Tips’ to help you tackle the challenges that it presents.

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TLC Summer Read - 4
Digital Disruption

80% of businesses say that they are already impacted by digital disruption, yet only 44% say that they are prepared, and 55% report a ‘mismatch’ between current and future skill requirements. In this ‘Summer Read’ we look at the impact of this business disruptor and share ‘Top Tips’ to ensure you are better equipped to embrace and sponsor technology led change.

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TLC Summer Read – 5
Mental Health

Organisations are having to cope with a relatively new phenomenon: a sharp rise in mental health issues. A 2017 study by the mental health foundation found that nearly two-thirds of people (65%) say that they have experienced a mental health problem. In this ‘Summer Read’ we look at the impact of mental health issues and share ‘Top Tips’ to help you improve employee wellbeing.

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Leading in the Digital Age: Nicky Pharoah’s guest blog for Webhelp

Disruptive technology – led by robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G - is changing every company in every industry. In this article, Nicky Pharoah explores the extent of the challenge and how organisations and leaders need to adapt.

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Compassion: The new world of compassionate leadership

First published in TJ June 2018 (www.trainingjournal.com), Nicky Pharoah discusses the business impact of compassionate leadership. Discover how compassion impacts business results.

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Assessing readiness for change

Whatever the size and scope of your Leadership Development Programme, it is important that you understand if your organisation (people, systems, processes) is ready for the change.

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Secrets of successfully engaging top teams in Leadership Development

Find out why top team and Board engagement is of paramount importance for any successful Leadership Development Programme.

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6 Steps to Sustain and Embed Learning Development Programmes

Embedding Leadership Development Programmes is a complex and fluid process which many organisations are struggling to manage effectively. Nicky Pharoah (TLC MD) has developed a roadmap to show you how to do this.

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Become a More Conscious Leader

Outstanding leaders have six key characteristics. Find out what they are and access practical tips and techniques to help develop them in the workplace.

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Compassion: Can you learn compassion?

Find out how to become a compassionate leader and leverage compassion to improve employee wellbeing and drive better business results.

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Compassion: Compassionate leadership in practice

"Compassionate leadership in practice" explores how organisations can create compassionate leaders and cultures.

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Compassion: Empathy in Action

There's been a lot of debate recently about whether 'empathy' and 'compassion' in the workplace have a positive impact on business results.

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The Power of ‘The Pause’

In this article Nicky Pharoah, MD – The Learning Curve (TLC) talks about the power of ‘The Pause’, and why we should all take time out of our frantic schedules to practise deep, focused thought.

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Creating an inclusive culture - are you playing your part?

In this article, Charlotte Sweeney OBE, TLC specialist facilitator in Diversity & Inclusion, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in organisations and the role that each of us can play in creating an inclusive culture.

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How much are you missing when it comes to conversations?

In this article, Catherine Midgley, TLC coach and facilitator discusses how by understanding your own mindset, you will be able to start developing practices and behaviours that lead to conversations that really matter.

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Four transformative questions to build resilience

In this article, Catherine Midgley, TLC coach and facilitator discusses how by asking yourself four simple questions, you will be able to start developing practices and behaviours that underpin great resilience.

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The Essence of Trust: why your organisation can’t afford to be without it

In this article, Jane Eames, TLC coach and facilitator, discusses why organisations need trust to succeed and how to build a culture of trust.

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Emotional Self-Awareness

In this article, Nicky Pharoah, MD - The Learning Curve (TLC), talks about what Emotional Self-Awareness is, why it is important and how you can develop it.

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Leadership - how unconscious are you?

In this article, Nicky Pharoah, MD - The Learning Curve (TLC), talks about the key components of Conscious Leadership and how it can help you develop outstanding leaders

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Leadership Research Report

TLC have recently conducted a leadership survey about what makes Leadership Development Programmes successful and the pitfalls to avoid. Participants were senior HR/OD/L&D practioners in 54 large UK companies including BMW Group, E.ON, Essex County Council, Govia Thameslink Railway, NFU Mutual, One Housing, The Priory Group, and Saint Gobain. Read the powerful insights these organisations share about what is and what isn’t working well in implementing Leadership Development Programmes, what pitfalls to avoid, future leadership trends and concluding with recommendations.

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Latest 360 Research Report

Following our in-depth 360 research with professional services firms 2 years’ ago, we commissioned a more in-depth study around the use, implementation and experience of 360-degree feedback in large UK organisations. Participants were HR, OD and L&D Directors and Managers in 49 large UK organisations collectively employing approximately 410,000 people.  Read how nearly every organisation uses 360 but in a variety of different ways.  The research indicates that although some best practices are adhered to in the running of 360, there is still room for improvement in many organisations. The report concludes with recommendations to improve organisations' experiences of 360-degree feedback.

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How Coaching is Being Managed and Tracked

This research commissioned by us and carried out by market research company Adsum looks at how coaching is managed in large UK organisations. Based on interviews with 69 organisations collectively employing 688,000 people it found that the majority of organisations do not know how many are actively engaged with an external coach and almost half do not know their total spend on coaching each year.  It concludes that whilst a handful of organisations are very satisfied with how coaching is managed in their organisation, the vast majority feel there’s room for improvement, particularly around evaluation.

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FREE Buyer's Checklist

Looking for a 360 supplier? Maybe you're wanting to find an alternative source of 360 platform, one that’s mobile responsive and comes from a reliable partner. Download our free checklist to capture your research on your prospective supplier's:
1: Design capability
2: IT capability
3: Reporting capability
4: Consultancy capability
5: Credibility (inc. pricing)

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ROLI Booklet

The instant measurement and evaluation system to plug into your learning, development and/or coaching programme. All you need to ensure commercial and cultural evidence of the return on your investment.

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Webinars

On Demand Webinar: Leadership Conversations – how to keep connected and engaged

In this webinar behavioural psychologist, Nicky Pharoah, and Debbie Harris, a resilience expert help you understand what emotional agility is, why it is the foundation for having leadership conversations that matter and explore the 4Cs model, which will transform how you connect, engage and communicate with your people and teams.

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On Demand Webinar: The Power Of Compassionate Leadership

In the current context we are all living in from a personal, professional and business perspective, it is more critical than ever, that leaders are compassionate, not only for themselves, but also for their people and teams and because it has a direct impact on business and financial performance. In this webinar behavioural psychologist, Nicky Pharoah, and Debbie Harris, a resilience expert help you understand what compassion is and what compassionate leadership is, how it impacts business culture and performance, why it is important from a leadership perspective and share strategies and techniques to help you to become a compassionate leader.

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On Demand Webinar: How to Manage Your Energy and the Energy of Others

Today, perhaps more than ever before, it is essential that we manage our energy and the energy of our teams. As our homes become our workplaces, we are self-isolating and staff are furloughed, it's paramount that your people have the awareness and strategies to manage their energy from a personal wellbeing and leadership perspective. In this webinar behavioural psychologist, Nicky Pharoah, and Debbie Harris, a resilience expert help you understand why managing your energy is so important, explore the four different sources of energy and look at energy gaps and share strategies and techniques to help you balance your energy and enhance your own resilience and that of your teams.

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On Demand Webinar: How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

The pandemic we are all navigating right now, is having a significant impact on our mental health, and many people are feeling stressed, anxious and vulnerable. So how do we get comfortable with being uncomfortable, with manging our vulnerability, anxiety and fears? In this webinar behavioural psychologist, Nicky Pharoah, and Debbie Harris, a resilience expert explain how to notice if you, or one of your people you lead, are showing signs of anxiety and stress, how to positively manage fear, anxiety, stress and overwhelm, how getting uncomfortable is an opportunity for new learning and growth and share strategies and top tips for navigating anxiety, fear, uncertainty so that you feel calmer and more in control. 1.0.0.20

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On-Demand Webinar: How Agile are in Leading a Multidimensional Workplace?

50% of the UK population will be working remotely by 2020*. Think about that. Half of your workplace could be working from a location other than the office. Leaders need to adapt to managing an entire ecosystem of direct employees, global workers across different countries and time zones, remote workers, freelancers, partners, gig economy workers, and contractors. 1.0.0.20

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On-Demand Webinar: Leading in the Digital Age

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and businesses are facing the impact of a wave of digital technology. This digital disruption will change production, management, and governance in every company in every industry, with new systems, processes, organisational structures flattened, headcount reductions and AI becoming mainstream for recruitment and digital learning being used for development of staff. However, this is just part of the picture that makes leading in the digital age challenging and in this webinar Nicky Pharoah explores the four key dimensions that are shaping the leadership landscape and shares practical tips to help leaders thrive in this new era.

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On-Demand Webinar: Positively Resilient Teams

In this webinar, "Positively Resilient Teams," Resilience expert Jon Harding explains how resilience is fundamental to performance and what action leaders can take to help teams to be more resilient.

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On-Demand Webinar: Turning the Tide on Poor Leadership.

Poor leadership is costing the UK economy 4bn a year in lost productivity, and 44% people have left a job because of the behaviour of their boss. In this webinar, “Turning the Tide on Poor Leadership”, Leadership Development expert Nicky Pharoah explains the true cost of poor leadership and how Conscious Leadership can transform an underperforming culture to one of high performance.

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On-Demand Webinar: Leadership - How unconscious are you?

Are you a "Conscious Leader" or an "Unconscious Leader"? Listen to Nicky Pharoah, MD of TLC, talk about the cost of Unconscious Leaders to the UK economy.

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Videos

Influencing Millennials

Recently, Simon Sinek’s video on Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, has been creating a buzz online. In the video, he talks about dealing with Millennials in the workplace...

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How to create an Inclusive Leadership culture

Charlotte Sweeney OBE talks about how to create an Inclusive Leadership culture and the pitfalls to avoid.

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