THE IMPACT BLOG

Emotional Intelligence has a well-established seat at the development table these days, being widely accepted as one of the key differentiators and the foundation of building leadership capacity.Unsurprisingly, then, there’s a whole host of tried and tested Emotional Intelligence tools up for grabs - Read More...
 
Posted by DavidC on 27.01.15
I have always admired people who are able to work on more than one project at a time, the real multi-taskers. In fact I can remember times when, as a manager, I could be quite critical of people who only seemed to be able to focus on one thing at a time. I'm now wondering if I've got it all wrong.I - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 27.01.15
Do you prefer to work individually or as part of a team? It's a question I find quite hard to answer. Popular opinion has it that working in high performing teams with a common purpose enables us to achieve more than we can alone, but in my view, there is far more to it than that.One of my - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 20.01.15
At this time of year we work with a lot of companies who use these first few months to galvanise the performance of their key teams - learning lessons from the past year and planning ahead.One of the key things we have learned ourselves, from decades of working on team development, is that the key - Read More...
 
Posted by AndyD on 20.01.15
I have to admit, I have never been very good at listening to long presentations. I sit down with the very best of intentions, full of enthusiasm for what I am about to learn from the speaker and then, often within minutes, I find myself daydreaming and drifting off into my own little world. The - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 14.01.15
Since my recent post on the challenge of human jobs being rapidly replaced by robots (Humans Need Not Apply), there have been further developments.Eminent minds as diverse as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have raised concerns about the threat posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI).The argument is - Read More...
 
Posted by GrahameB on 13.01.15
I love the anticipation involved in a New Year.Making plans for the future, setting out to achieve new things and making commitments to myself and to Impact that I genuinely intend to keep. The excitement of getting together with colleagues and clients as we discuss our hopes and fears for another - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 07.01.15
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Ten years ago Impact's Hannah Irwin experienced the Indian Ocean Tsunami first hand. This is her story. The Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 was the most devastating natural disaster in modern times, killing more than 250,000 people across 14 countries in just a few hours.I was there. I wasn’t just - Read More...
 
Posted by Guest Author on 06.01.15