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Global leadership insights eBook

Impact's Global Leadership Insights eBook reveals the main issues and learnings from a survey of over 500 global leaders. Download it here to learn how to build human-centred cultures and practices...

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Accelerated team development

Tony Ren has been Head of Impact China since 2009, working with clients across APAC to understand their business needs and implementing people development programmes. In this article Tony discusses...

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Adventure
Leadership
Management Development

Why choose experiential learning?

Why choose experiential learning? What are the benefits for individuals and organisations? We asked the people who work at Impact to answer this in one sentence. See what they said.

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Podcast: What is experiential learning?

A podcast on what makes experiential learning effective, does experiential learning work for everyone and why do global clients keep choosing to embrace this approach?

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Management Development
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Effectiveness and employee fatigue

The phenomenon of tired workers. Organisations across the globe are grappling with the consequences of employee fatigue. Driving profit, targets and outcomes is leaving people exhausted. Without...

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Innovation & Creativity
Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

What will you do with an extra day?

2024 is a special year. Not just because it marks an election year for more than 50 countries, or the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac, but because it’s a leap year. First introduced in 46 BCE...

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Management Development

Leadership podcast: Leading organisational change

An In Good Company podcast with Darren Evans , CEO, Calder Stewart Change in unprecedented times Leading organisational change is one of the most searched for terms on our website. But it's rare to...

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Leadership

Only human-centred organisations will survive

Trevor Johnson is a Senior Consultant at Impact Americas What is a human-centred organisation? A human-centred organisation is one that puts people at the heart of everything it does. It understands...

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Management Development
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Building trust through dialogue

Scott Rose is general manager of Impact UK The trust landscape Trust has always been a key ingredient to business success, but in a global landscape of increasing volatility, tension, and challenge...

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Management Development
Teams

Grasp the nettle

Andy Dickson has been managing people, teams, and functions for 32 years. He is Head of Global Customer Solutions at Impact and has recently celebrated his 25th year working here. In this anniversary...

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Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Leadership needs for 2024: A human-centred approach

Feedback is foundational to our culture here at Impact. Every programme we run is not only a learning experience for our clients, but also for ourselves. With this in mind, we would like to thank...

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Sustainable Innovation
Talent

Purpose: The new employee value proposition

How much potential are we wasting? Research shows that only 23% of people are actively engaged at work. With more than three quarters of the workforce disengaged, this is a huge missed opportunity...

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Leadership
Sustainable Innovation

Leadership podcast: learning from experience

An In Good Company podcast with David Williams , co-founder and CEO, Impact The desire to make change happen Could the 23-year-old you imagine leading an organisation for over 40 years? Taking a start...

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Leadership
Wellbeing & Personal Development

The advice leaders would give their younger selves (part 2)

What's the best piece of advice you'd give yourself? At the end of each of our leadership podcasts, we ask our guests: 'If you were starting over, what's the best piece of advice you'd give yourself?'...

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Sustainable Innovation

To disrupt or to be disrupted?

Andy Dickson is a senior consultant and global customer solutions manager at Impact UK Leadership in service to humanity Mark Twain said: ‘ The two most important days of your life are the day you are...

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Sustainable Innovation

Demystifying sustainability jargon

What does it all mean? Faced with multiple accelerating environmental, social and economic crises, at this point most of us understand the case for change. And most of us want to act. But for business...

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Digital & Technology
Leadership

AI vs. leadership coach: Who can help you develop your leadership skills?

Written with Cassie Cuppek , senior consultant at Impact Americas. We thought it would be interesting to pitch ChatGPT against one of our consultants, Cassie Cuppek, asking them both the same question...

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Sustainable Innovation

The Regeneration Game

The Regeneration Game is a lively learning experience that encourages participants to reflect on their impact on the world – on both an individual and organisational level. The intensifying...

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Innovation & Creativity
Leadership

How to solve complex problems

Scott Rose is general manager of Impact UK Where to start? Sometimes, you just know it’s not working. The problem is you don't know why. The clues on the surface can be very clear: disengagement, poor...

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Innovation & Creativity
Leadership

BANI: What is it and how can it help us?

Molly Shrimpton is a research and content writer at Impact. BANI: The new VUCA? For decades, VUCA has been used as an acronym to refer to conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and...

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Teams

The two principles and three practices of building human-centred organisations

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday...

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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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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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Change

Human-centred organisations: what they are, why we need them and how to be one

You can download the whitepaper here The pandemic has taught us two important lessons. The first is that radical change at scale and speed is possible. The second is that the thing that is most...

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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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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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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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Leadership

When was the last time you learned something new?

' It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment .' – Carl Friedrich Gauss In the pre-pandemic days of face-to-face...

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Teams

Five tips for communicating under pressure

The ability to communicate effectively in the workplace is fundamental for business success, but it can be harder to achieve than we think. Too often, messages are misunderstood, intentions are...

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Finding balance in times of change

I have come to realise that I appreciate balance in my life. Not just the staying upright sort of balance – although that is also important – but the sort of balance that ensures that the different...

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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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Wellbeing & Personal Development

Seven ways to incorporate walking into working

A growing body of evidence demonstrates the clear physical and psychological benefits that spending time in the natural world has for human wellbeing. From improved memory, concentration, and...

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Digital & Technology

Digital technology and the democratisation of learning

In the midst of the global challenges that we currently face, it can be difficult to feel optimistic about our ability to act collectively and at the speed and scale necessary. So, what can we do...

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Leadership

The power of conversation

Andy Dickson has been managing people, teams and functions for 32 years. He is Head of Global Customer Solutions at Impact and has recently celebrated his 25th year of working here. In this...

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Leadership

How agile are you?

At Impact, we believe that leadership agility is: The ability to react quickly with adaptive and decisive leadership action to address real-time challenges in your environment successfully. Developing...

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Digital & Technology
Talent

The human side of hybrid working

Hybrid. It may be one of the most talked-about phrases of the last eighteen months, but what actually is hybrid working? The answer to that is that there is no easy definition . For some people...

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Leadership

People management for humans

Andy Dickson has been managing people, teams, and functions for 32 years. He is Head of Global Customer Solutions at Impact and has recently celebrated his 25th year working here. In this anniversary...

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Leadership
Talent
Wellbeing & Personal Development

What failure can teach us about success

In business, failure is as much a part of life as success, if not more so. Entrepreneurs are often driven by high achievement and therefore can feel setbacks deeply; but when handled in the right way...

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