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TLC Successfully Navigating Hybrid Working Top Tips – part two

Following the introduction to our ‘Successfully Navigating Hybrid Working Top Tips’ series a couple of weeks ago, we are looking at the need for accountability and trust, and upskilling and reskilling in the hybrid workplace. We discuss why these are vital factors for leaders having to deal with the great resignation.

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TLC Successfully Navigating Hybrid Working Top Tips

As we free ourselves from the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, it’s clear that hybrid working is now a mainstay. That’s not to say it’s not without its downsides. While there is no denying the flexibility has proven a positive experience for many, the flipside is a sense of disconnection for others. In this, our new series of insights, we share Top Tips on how leaders can successfully navigate hybrid working and avoid the potential pitfalls.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working - summary

In the final edition of our ‘Managing hybrid working for a multigenerational workforce’ series, we review the reasoning and behavioural approaches to hybrid working for each generational group and discuss the best way for leaders to support their varied workforce with agile working.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working - Generation Z

In the fifth of our ‘Managing hybrid working for a multigenerational workforce’ series, we look at Generation Z. This first digitally native group has the potential to truly revolutionise working culture. However, what this future will look like in terms of agile working may be surprising.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working - Millennials

In the fourth of our ‘Managing hybrid working for a multigenerational workforce’ series, we look at Generation Y otherwise known as Millennials. We explore the impact of hybrid working on a generational group acutely aware of the importance of their mental wellbeing.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working - Generation X

In the third of our ‘Managing hybrid working for a multigenerational workforce’ series, we look at Generation X. As this generational group is at a time of life when family responsibility is likely to be at its highest, we reflect on whether hybrid working is a help or a hindrance.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working - Baby Boomers

Following the introduction to our ‘Managing hybrid working for a multigenerational workforce’ series last week, we are looking at Baby Boomers this week. In particular, we discuss why it’s inadvisable to disregard and make assumptions about this generational group.

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TLC Insight Read multigenerational hybrid working

As we head into Winter to find that the need for flexible working shows no sign of abating, we are pleased to introduce our latest series of Insights in which we explore how to manage hybrid working across a multigenerational workforce.

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TLC Summer Read – 6 Summary

Over this summer we have brought you a collection of Summer Reads which have looked at Remote and Hybrid Working, particularly in relation to employee wellbeing. If you’ve missed them then you might want to start back at the beginning! In this article we look back at our top-tips in the series.

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TLC Summer Read – 5 Energy Management

In the fifth of our Summer Reads we look at the importance of Energy Management. Energy Management is all about looking after our own wellbeing, considering our Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual energy. We explore why managing our energy is essential for a productive and harmonious hybrid team.

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TLC Summer Read – 4 Coaching

In the fourth of our Summer Reads we look at the importance of coaching. Coaching has traditionally been seen as a mainly face-to-face activity. But with lockdown, and as our working environments are becoming hybrid, virtual coaching has become more of the norm and will continue to play a critical role for example in supporting performance, belonging and staff wellbeing. We explore why and how coaching is even more important right now.

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TLC Summer Read – 3
Compassion

In the third of our Summer Reads we look at the impact of Compassion. Compassion is a key leadership characteristic and a key part of supporting staff, as our working environments are becoming redefined as hybrid.

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TLC Summer Read – 2
Belonging

Following our introduction last week to our series of summer reads, this week we look at Belonging. We consider how to engage with staff remotely and how to create a sense of belonging and employee wellbeing, as our working environments are becoming redefined as hybrid.

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TLC Summer Read – 1
Remote and Hybrid Working

Much has been talked about hybrid and remote working, here we introduce our series of summer reads, as we look at how our working environments are being redefined.

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Engaging Remotely Top Tips

Business is changing before our eyes with companies resizing and office space being reviewed in the light of successful remote working for over a year. People are wondering what the world of work will look like when they return. What is clear is that a fundamental need for humans is connection. We need to feel we belong to groups, such as a team or the organisation. So how can we make sure we maintain our connection and strengthen our engagement when our connections are slowly fraying? In this article we share our Top Tips to help you: connect, engage and have meaningful conversations with your teams.

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What is burnout?

Our Burnout Expert John Earls has written an insightful article based on his personal experience of suffering from burnout. He shares what led him to burnout and the impact it had, along with the steps he took to manage the effects and ultimately recover. John’s experience with burnout has driven his desire to research more deeply into burnout and study an MSc and go onto a PhD researching the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in the treatment of burnout in the corporate workplace. We hope that you enjoy reading the article and are able to put some of John’s practices into place to benefit you and your teams.

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Recognising and Preventing Burnout Top Tips

In challenging times, we need to develop ways to recognise and prevent burnout. Emotional agility is key to help manage our busy minds, energy, stress and anxiety levels, so that we can focus on our wellbeing and prevent burnout. In this article we share our Top Tips to help you: regain your focus, recognise your emotional responses and choose how to act, look after your mind and body, and reach a place where you can recover from the effects of burnout.

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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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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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