Skip to main content

Insights

Blog

Discover and debate opinions about what really matters in organisations.

Purple sunflower
Change
Leadership
Teams

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.

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Leadership

Are you someone’s They?

What are they saying now? Have you seen what they’ve said? Well apparently what they’re saying now is… They’ve changed their minds now and… They mean… They want… They what? Who are ‘They’? ‘They’ are...

Read the article

Leadership

Diaries of a task force leader

How is your organisation responding to the virus situation? Impact's Andy Dickson shares his experiences... It’s suddenly quite a different world! If, like me, you work in an international business...

Read the article

Digital & Technology

Managing disruption on a Monday morning in Italy

Ask yourself ‘what if’? Client: Training Designer at Eni Corporate University, Italy Monday morning and back to the office after a weekend of massive increase in Covid-19 cases. Anxiety is everywhere...

Read the article

Management Development

Leading employee experience

Helping managers and leaders to deliver superior employee experience As the race for talent intensifies across the globe, all organisations are trying to position themselves as an employer of choice...

Read the article

Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Putting your oxygen mask on first

‘Put your oxygen mask on before helping others’. With so many travel bans – self-imposed or otherwise – it may be a while before we hear these words again. Travel or no travel, in these volatile...

Read the article

Leadership

Leading through disruption

Supply chains disrupted, share prices plummeting, employees panicking ­­– you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a leadership challenge simulation, but it’s increasingly a reality. COVID-19 has...

Read the article

Sustainable Innovation

Doing well by doing good: An interview with Sir Tim Smit

Impact’s Head of Partnerships, Jo Appleby, recently sat down for a chat with Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project . Tim is a creative, a visionary, and a marvellous storyteller, inspiring...

Read the article

Sustainable Innovation

A force for good: Interview with Simon Locke, the Body Shop

We recently sat down with Simon Locke, Sustainable Design Innovation Manager at The Body Shop to talk all things sustainability. How has the role of business changed over the past two years? There has...

Read the article

Change
Sustainable Innovation

Collaborative Conversations

‘All those solutions needed are not known to anyone and therefore we must unite behind the science and find them together along the way. But you do not listen to that. Because those answers are for...

Read the article

Sustainable Innovation

Collaboration for Sustainable Innovation Challenges

Take a moment to consider the really big issues your organization is trying to address. Whether through values alignment or regulation, organizations are increasingly being required to take action in...

Read the article

Sustainable Innovation

Exploring the complexity of our sustainability stories

Exploring the complexity of our sustainability stories Whilst writing this article I'm flying at 20,000 ft with drink in hand. Air travel is a modern miracle of engineering, but it's a complex one. On...

Read the article

Leadership

Leadership challenge #3: Expand Your Mental Bandwidth, Ten At A Time

Commit to this 30-minute (three blocks of 10 minutes) challenge and we predict you’ll see dramatic results. Periodically, IGC will post additional leadership challenges just like this. Let us know...

Read the article

Leadership
Sustainable Innovation

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for…

The global traction gained by sustainability initiatives in the current climate is certainly promising, but why aren’t we seeing the impact desired on the required scale? I recently spent two days in...

Read the article

Leadership

Leadership challenge #1: 40 pieces of feedback

Try this for one week. We predict you’ll see dramatic results. Periodically, IGC will post additional leadership challenges just like this. Let us know what you think! Leadership challenge #1 Adopt a...

Read the article

Leadership

When simple answers run out … systemic awareness in business

A practitioner’s perspective Ally Yates has been a long standing client of Impact’s, having worked with a range of companies over her career. Her current role includes supporting a global...

Read the article

Leadership
Teams

Creating connectedness in far-flung teams

In my earlier career in the west, I had the privilege of being physically located with most of the people I worked with. Clients were in different locations, sure, but the people I needed to help me...

Read the article

Leadership

Leaders on leadership: Heather Coker at Morgan Advanced Materials

We sat down with Heather Coker, Global Learning Lead at Morgan Advanced Materials PLC, to talk all things leadership. What are some of your own acts of leadership that have had a significant impact on...

Read the article

Leadership

Leaders on Leadership: Mark Leong from Munich Re

Impact: What are the most important acts of leadership for you? Mark: I pride myself on standing up for what I believe is right and being authentic whilst doing so. I am always very clear about having...

Read the article

Leadership

Are you as good at decision making as you think you are?

‘Unconscious bias’ is a common buzz word in modern pop-psychology, but what is it exactly? Why does it matter? And how can we mitigate for its effect on everyday decision-making? Scientifically...

Read the article

Leadership

The quest for leadership agility

Earlier this year, I sat down with a group of fellow practitioners and consultants with the aim of defining leadership agility and creating tools and resources to use with the scores of clients asking...

Read the article

Emerging Talent
Leadership

What are your hopes for the next generation of leaders?

Young people are the lifeblood of organisations. I was 23 when I started Impact , and I remember the excitement well. I took a lot of risks, but I wish I’d taken more , and I’m always excited to see...

Read the article

Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

How do we become more courageous?

How do we become more courageous? “We need to be more courageous.” These words could have been expressed by any group or individual, at any place and at any time. In this instance, it was last week at...

Read the article

Leadership

A shade braver – the many colours of courage

A shade braver – the many colours of courage If leadership is about changing things, then it’s often going to need courage to take an act of leadership. However, the courage needed doesn’t always look...

Read the article

Leadership
Sustainable Innovation

Building belonging

Navigating through complex times requires distributed leadership that has the humility to take into account a wide variety of perspectives before deciding what action to take. In light of this, I’d...

Read the article

Leadership

It all starts with noticing: mindfulness and soft skills

The skills that we will require in the future are , increasingly, those that cannot be mechanized or automated – often referred to as soft skills. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum , the...

Read the article

Leadership

Intuition – that powerful form of knowing

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” So said Einstein then and – despite...

Read the article

Leadership

The inner game of leadership

Popular dialogue around 'noticing' as a leadership skill largely focuses on encouraging people to pay more attention to what is going on around them, intending to increase awareness of others and the...

Read the article

Leadership

What are you pretending not to notice?

Noticing. All leadership acts, from the smallest to the boldest, begin with it. We are sensitive, intelligent whole human beings – with a great capacity to be tuned into our internal and external...

Read the article

Innovation & Creativity

Wonderful Webinars – Ten tips for successful learning experiences

Webinars are a great way to engage groups to learn at scale, regardless of their geography. However, it takes a special skillset to ensure that they’re interactive and engaging, which is essential for...

Read the article

Digital & Technology

Beyond lean and agile: the human touch

Zinco is the in-house digital design and development agency for Impact, based in Windermere. They have been working with Impact for over 20 years. The team describe themselves as a design and...

Read the article

Digital & Technology

Designing digital learning - your questions answered

In Good Company interviewed Liz Wilson , one of Impact’s digital learning designers, to get the inside track on how digital design works. Why do you think the demand for digital learning is growing...

Read the article

Digital & Technology

Right time, right place: the power of digital learning

How to use learning technology to transform organisational learning Learning technology is everywhere because digital tools are now everywhere, invading our working lives and obliging us to make...

Read the article

Digital & Technology
Innovation & Creativity

A day in the life of a learning app developer

Doug Greenhough has the exciting job of developing ‘air’, an app that delivers experiential learning and meta-skills development virtually. We caught up with him to find out how he’s fusing four...

Read the article

Digital & Technology

How to breathe life into digital learning

For too many companies the problem with digital learning is that they have invested heavily in new systems only to find that users are not engaged. It is the equivalent of putting on an expensive...

Read the article

Emerging Talent

Is your organisation worth working for?

At Impact, we create, in partnership, organisations worth working for. Our clients have a need to develop and maintain emerging talent especially in uncertain times. At Impact we are experts in...

Read the article

Change
Digital & Technology

5 questions for digital transformation triumph

There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for a successful digital transformation. Every company is unique, with its own way of doing things, its own history and its own capabilities. It’s knowing what...

Read the article