I have found myself in lots of conversations about risk recently - with clients and partners as well as with the Impact team. Partly this is a result of a growing optimism as the global economy recovers, but partly it is driven by a sense that the economic, social and environmental context is - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 23.04.14
When it comes to agility, it’s common practice to cast large organisations as being monolithic, unadaptable and slow-moving and smaller businesses as more nimble, fluid and responsive. One is an ocean-liner, the other a jet-ski.This is, of course, a simplistic view. Just as small organisations aren - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 03.03.14
Mentoring, whether in business, sport or social care, is essentially a complex relationship focusing on both the short and long term development of the mentee. The on-going dialogue between the mentor (traditionally the more experienced and /or knowledgeable individual in the relationship) and the - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 18.11.13
Fear culture and innovation
What happens to engagement and innovation when you’re on a zero hour contract, when your movements are tracked and someone’s measuring the authenticity of your smile? According to our recent research, one third of people say a fear culture poses a leadership challenge in their organisation…. - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 01.10.13
When it comes to recruitment, Impact look for individuals who have more than just the required skill set – we look for people who can add value to our unique culture. We believe that personality and outlook can be even more important than formal qualifications - skills can be learned, but values - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 02.09.13
We ran our first Impact Conference back in 1998, when celebrity speakers were all the rage, and wacky sound effects heralded the arrival of each new Powerpoint slide.Things have changed a great deal since then, and when it comes to hosting events, we’ve had to adapt quickly.In its hey day the - Read More...
Posted by davidw on 16.07.13