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Collective experience: An opportunity for hybrid organisations

Hybrid work is here to stay. But hybrid does present challenges. Large group, leadership workshops for events can catalyse performance and help drive business results.

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Digital & Technology
Leadership
News

The greatest organisational challenges of 2024

Our global series of events brought 183 leaders together in New York, London, Singapore and Zurich. They named their biggest organisational challenge and discussed how to shape tomorrow's workplace in...

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Change

Podcast: Shift happens

A change strategy is a people strategy. All organisations are facing unprecedented changes in their competitive environment. Whether the disruptors are political, environmental, down to consumer...

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Change

Change leadership in times of Covid-19: The questions we need to ask

We live in confusing times. Until the beginning of 2020, managers lived in a business environment that was becoming increasingly difficult and complex, characterised by the climate crisis, the growth...

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Change
Leadership

Learning agility: A key differentiator for leaders

Even before Covid-19, a leader’s ability to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing environments was a widely recognised requirement. And now, as we approach a post-pandemic future characterised by...

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Digital & Technology

Rethinking learning technology

We need to urgently rethink how we use technology to learn Last week we heard that Microsoft are exploring the idea of building their own learning application to work within Teams. Last week, here at...

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Leadership

Podcast: United we stand, divided we fall

Is your team a high performing team? What does your team need in order to achieve its purpose? Impact's Team Performance Inventory (TPI) is an assessment tool which helps a team see its performance...

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Leadership
Teams

5 top tips for navigating the restart

The pandemic hit us hard physically, emotionally and financially. Now we’re heading back to work in a world that is demanding we rebuild our organisations to be more than they were before: more...

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Change
Coaching

Lessons learned: Coaching to create the future

Letting go of Command and Control We know that teams and organizations that regularly coach significantly outperform those that do not. In fact, there’s probably no better way to co-create a resilient...

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Digital & Technology
Leadership

Podcast: Leading remote and dispersed teams

It's no secret that COVID-19 has brought many challenges to our working world. With the increase of remote working, leadership is being tested. What can we do to stay more connected? What can we learn...

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Change
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Thriving - an unexpected opportunity

In the last few months I’ve seen some of the most inspirational human behaviour (and some of the worst). Many of us have discovered the importance of staying connected and doing what we can to feel...

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Change
Teams

Together again: Back to a better workplace

Back to a better workplace If you’re anything like me you will have been having lots of discussions about going back: back to work, back to the office, back to school, back to some form of face-to...

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Change
Leadership

Lessons from Impact China - a playbook for post Covid-19 team development

China was one of the first countries to begin heading back to work at the office about four months ago. What we have learned there can help leaders and teams everywhere: 1. Everyone has suffered...

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Change
Leadership
Sustainable Innovation

Sustainable business: Questioning the status quo

“I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.” Arthur C. Clarke The future we want It’s easy to get complacent and assume that the status quo is...

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Change
Leadership
Teams

Seven questions for senior team performance

An organisation’s ability to survive and thrive depends on the performance of its senior leadership team. However, one of the difficulties of improving senior team performance is that individual...

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Leadership

Podcast: Diaries of a task force leader

“I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you guys to act fast if you want to get out of this. So pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the f***** car!” - Winston Wolf, Pulp Fiction Extraordinary times...

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Coaching

Podcast: The what, why and how of coaching

What is coaching? Why do we need it? What are the benefits of coaching? Using our experiential learning approach, we partner with leaders to inspire, develop and maximise potential. We offer a unique...

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Change
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Leading yourself through turbulent times

During these turbulent times, I decided to write about my experiences with a brain tumor in order to share insights into dealing with adversity and building resilience and positivity during...

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Talent
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Podcast: Thriving: A New Hope

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Podcast: How mindfulness could help you

When was the last time you properly stopped? Took the time you needed just for you? To really notice what's going on with you? In this episode, Impact's Charlotte Messervy shares her story and a...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Podcast: Staying energised when you need it most

Our energy levels fluctuate more than the stock market in a pandemic! So how do we stay energised when we need it most? Whether you're a remote working veteran or rookie, Manny Larenas joins Dan to...

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Sustainable Innovation

7 phases of re-imagining your business

For years we have been told that if we really want to change, we have to imagine we have a burning platform beneath us (John Kotter 1996). Now we don’t have to. No longer do we need to disrupt...

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Change

No learning, no change

Real change requires real learning. Is it me or are the endless lists of ‘top tips for working remotely’ or ‘seven things to do to stay productive whilst working at home’ etc. etc. all starting to...

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Change
Innovation & Creativity

Are you a mitigator or an embracer?

Knowing vs. learning in an age of uncertainty We learn a lot about ourselves when we are put under pressure, when we are taken outside our comfort zone, or when our familiar routines are disturbed...

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Coaching

From coaching time, to review time

Right now, most of what usually keeps us busy has stopped. How are we coaching at a time like this? In fact, now is the perfect time to undertake a full review of what is and what is not happening...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Wellbeing Wisdom - nine self care principles

Impact collaborated with Sony to create 'Going the distance' – a masterclass in wellbeing and resilience. We hope these visualisations of the core nine principles help you to thrive through adversity.

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Change
Digital & Technology
Leadership

Leading the new normal: What are you noticing?

Do you remember back when we used to imagine the future as an unthinkable VUCA world, and spend our time preparing our leaders to be part of it? Well, who would have thought that part of that world...

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Leadership

Try this at home

It is an occupational hazard as a leadership consultant. You're chatting to a friend over coffee, and suddenly you find yourself quoting a leadership theory or tool. My sister jokes that whenever she...

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Leadership
Sustainable Innovation

Life after COVID-19: An invitation to reimagine the future

Who’d have thought it would take a global pandemic and an economic crisis to see how we can re-imagine our future on the planet? COVID-19 has swept through the world like a tsunami wave. It has showed...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Five ways of being well remotely

At Impact, I have researched the effects of wellbeing on performance and leadership in organisations over the past several years. From my research and others, here are five evidence-based ways that...

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Leadership

It’s no longer B2B or B2C, it’s Human to Human

If like me, you wake up every morning and for about ten seconds you have blissfully forgotten what is happening in the world, and then remember with a sinking heart, then you are human . It has been...

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Digital & Technology

Radically remote: your guide to virtual training engagement

Chances are that in the last few days, more people have used video conferencing than at any other time in history. It’s equally likely that we’ll break that record tomorrow. As the challenge of Covid...

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Change

Mindfulness in times of crisis

Exactly four years ago, writing on the Ebola crisis, BBC reporter Smitha Mundasad wrote: ‘b ut the hope is that the world will be better prepared and have learnt to pay greater attention, should Ebola...

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Digital & Technology

Agile virtual learning

How beautiful it is to learn. And learn well. Kolb (1984) showed us a way to do this. He recognised that we mainly learn by experience. But for the learning to be embedded, we need to reflect on that...

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Teams

How do we connect in a meaningful way?

Impact Italia’s senior consultant Penelope Mavor offers some quick tips for connecting deeply with anyone. Team? We only see each other once a year! Like the executive team we worked with last week...

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Digital & Technology
Leadership
Teams

Avoiding isolation in remote workers

How do you stay connected? Don’t you feel isolated? Don’t you worry that your team is not really working? These are just some of the questions I have received while leading distributed or remote teams...

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Digital & Technology
Leadership

Leading dispersed teams: 6 learning points that we can apply in the future

Last week we ran a series of Virtual Think Tank discussions around the topics of Leading Dispersed Teams and Remote Working. We experienced meaningful dialogue about the current realities that we have...

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Change
Leadership
Teams

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary action

‘I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you guys to act fast if you want to get out of this.’ – Winston Wolf, Pulp Fiction. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary teams, and potentially...

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