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Leadership

Podcast: Learning and leadership culture

A podcast on how to build a learning culture that drives business forward. What contribution can learning, leadership and purpose have on your organisational culture?

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Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

What makes a great executive retreat?

Impact brought a group of senior learning professionals together for a one-day immersive event. In this article we reflect on how these leaders used the executive retreat to work through their complex...

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Change

Cutthroat Kitchen and unconscious bias

Unconscious bias may seem like an old issue, but it is still an everyday challenge for women and many other groups of people in the corporate world. To ignore it is to risk hindering leadership...

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Change

Are you an influencer or an awareness raiser?

I recently taught a class on negotiation. Something the group really engaged with was the idea of having empathy for the counterpart. There are many benefits to this behaviour: gaining insight into...

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Coaching

Changing the team dynamic: Becoming a leader who coaches

Let’s imagine that you are excited to add coaching into your repertoire of leadership actions, but your fast-paced team is not used to being coached; on the contrary, they are used to you giving them...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Five-minute desk yoga break

We invite you to take a five-minute yoga break with Impact's Sam Carey. No yoga experience is required!

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

What are your holiday/wholeday commitments?

Holidays, are a holy time – a period to rest, relax and recharge. They are sacred occasions to honour and be grateful for. Occasions we maybe feeling particularly grateful for in the recent few months...

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Leadership

Senior leadership teams: how to lead leadership

I mpact don’t view leadership as a type of person or a particular set of qualities; instead we understand leadership to be a special and vital form of action. In our opinion, it is only when someone...

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Leadership

Storytelling: A crucial leadership skill

How the art of storytelling can be harnessed to effectively motivate and engage talent Our life is full of stories: stories of what we have done or of what we are about to do. Our nations are built...

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Management Development

Confronting the need for confrontation

Karen Jaques is a Senior Consultant at Impact UK. Below she looks at the challenges of challenging and offers some quick tips. One of the hardest skills to acquire as a manager is that of skilfully...

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Teams

How to have challenging conversations

What should you be talking about? That challenging conversation you’ve been meaning to have… Jonathan Stevens , Head of Client Solutions, explores below. Are you avoiding a challenging conversation...

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Change
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Goal setting: Don't get lost in the sauce

Homemade, jarred tomato sauce: it’s a standout on my list of goals for 2021. Amongst career, health and lifestyle aspirations, it stands out because I know it will be fun and has the potential to...

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Sustainable Innovation

Sustainability means nothing!

For me, the word ‘sustainability’ is a nonsense word. It’s completely meaningless. Victoria Halina notes that when the word ‘sustainable’ was first used in an environmental context in 1972, it didn’t...

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Adventure

Podcast: From cannibals to Cambodia ft Hannes Schmid

In this episode, we hear incredible and sometimes almost unbelievable tales of photographic artist, adventurer and painter, Hannes Schmid. From being imprisoned by cannibals to photographing rock...

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Change
Innovation & Creativity

Podcast: Challenge, innovation and change

Stories are everything. They help us understand the world and reflect on how we should live in it. They help us engage with the big unwieldy issues we encounter in our lives. At their best, they allow...

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Change

It is time to make all organisations more human

‘Remember your humanity. Forget the rest…’ – Bertrand Russell In the world of organisational change, there are two things we hear all the time. Firstly, that change is inevitable, that organisations...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Surviving the lockdown: Tips from a working mum

Ever since I had my children, I have been a working mum. I am very proud of this fact, despite constant feelings of guilt – either for not being the best mum or alternatively not being who I was at...

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Change

Human-centred change: Three reframes

Three reframes for human-centred change We live in a time characterised by uncertainty and volatility, with disruption becoming less of an event and more of a pervasive condition . But each shock that...

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Digital & Technology
Teams

Teamwork in a virtual world

We asked Head of Impact Asia Helen Hibbott to share some of her top tips for keeping a team connected virtually. Helen manages the Impact Asia team across five different countries. Connect often as a...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Self-care: The performance and wellbeing enhancer

The three things that cause us the most stress are uncertainty, uncontrollability and unknowns. Do they sound familiar? In 2020 especially, I felt all three most of the time. Humans are highly...

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Change
Digital & Technology
Leadership

The good, the bad, and the future of learning and development

As we entered 2021, we caught up with Impact’s founder and CEO, David Williams, to get his thoughts on the biggest challenges facing the L&D sector in 2021. Here is what he told us: Custom-designed...

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Change
Digital & Technology
Leadership

A new year ahead: What to take with us and what to leave behind

It is too easy to look back on 2020 as a terrible year – full of pain, loss, uncertainty and fear – and to discard it, moving on without a backwards glance. It is too easy because looking deeper is...

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Teams

The secret behind high-performing teams

As we enter a new year and in many countries - another lockdown, with virtual working and learning looking set to continue for some time, it’s important to remind ourselves of the need for high...

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Digital & Technology

The revolutionary role of digital technology in learning

The virtual shift that took place in 2020 has revolutionised the way we work and live, generating both positive and negative changes to our daily lives, many of which are here to stay. For many...

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Digital & Technology
Sustainable Innovation

Engagement and culture in a virtual world

Reflecting on the big questions of 2020 and looking forward to 2021, Impact's UK Head of Consulting, Qudsia Karim, muses on the issues affecting people and culture in newly virtual workplaces... When...

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Change
Leadership

Celebrating forty years of Impact

Forty years ago, when I founded Impact, I had no intention of building and managing a global business. I just wanted to earn a living from doing what I love – helping people to realise their full...

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Change
Leadership

The CEOs sacrificing salaries in a time of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy and job market in a way many of us have never seen before. Some organisations have been forced to close with no re-opening dates in sight. Others have...

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Change

BLM: A catalyst for organisational change

Senior Consultant Jo Appleby shares her recent experience of working with Cynthia Adebiyi-Yekinni on the UNGC’s Black Lives Matter & Business series. This series came about in the aftermath of George...

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Leadership
Sustainable Innovation
Talent

In good company with... Cynthia Adebiyi-Yekinni

Education, careers, opportunities, mental health, injustices, leadership action. This episode features the fascinating journey of Cynthia Adebiyi-Yekinni from the UN Global Compact UK. Cynthia joins...

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Digital & Technology

Five best practices for creating powerful virtual learning experiences

It is now clear that the disruptions of Covid-19 will result in changes to the way that we engage learners. Many remain remote and dispersed, and even those who are back at work have new protocols and...

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Innovation & Creativity
Leadership

The hope of 'yet'

We haven’t reached our targets. We haven’t organised ourselves in the way we need to. We haven’t made all the difficult decisions. We haven’t found a cure for Covid. We haven’t made sense of it all...

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Leadership

Systems, consciousness and leadership

How does our consciousness impact our actions? What effect does our mindset have on their outcomes? Heather Monro considers the potential that vertical development theory has to revolutionise the way...

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Leadership

How do we have more courageous conversations?

Here at Impact we do a lot of talking ­– a lot. But when we spend our working days going from meeting to meeting it’s very easy to fall into the trap of conversing less like human individuals and more...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Wellbeing: A collective responsibility

How can organisations support and encourage individual responsibility for wellbeing? Wellbeing in the workplace – whose responsibility is it? Perhaps more than any other initiative, it finds itself...

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Change

In a VUCA world the biggest risk is inaction

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...

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Leadership
Management Development

Leading without authority

As governments, businesses and communities around the world struggle in the continued grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, it becomes clear that what we are living through is not just a health crisis, but...

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Leadership

How do you fix a strategy that's stuck?

When discussing with clients the development needs of their rising generation of talent, one of the things that we often hear is that ‘we need them to be more strategic’. What do they mean by this? I...

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Teams

Teams or groups of superstars?

"What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for competitive profit or recognition, but...

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