Skip to main content

Insights

Blog

Discover and debate opinions about what really matters in organisations.

Image
Rocky structure
Change
Innovation & Creativity
Leadership
Sustainable Innovation
Talent
Teams
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Global leadership insights eBook

By Holly Higham , global head of marketing at Impact Impact polled over 500 global CEOs and senior leaders about the trends they’re seeing in their organisations. Ranging from learning styles to...

Read the article

Teams

Unified purpose: The bedrock of team performance

A common purpose is essential for your team to perform well and behave properly. We have a simple exercise that you can do with your team to help you define your purpose. Get it here.

Read the article

Change
Leadership
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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Leadership
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Leadership
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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Adventure
Change
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?'...

Read the article

Change
Innovation & Creativity
Leadership
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Leadership
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Change
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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

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...

Read the article

Change
Leadership

How to create a company worth working for

In business, our relationships with each other are everything, and this is something that has been brought into stark focus by the pandemic. How organisations treated their employees during the early...

Read the article

Leadership

Leaders develop leaders: How to develop leadership capacity in your organisation

Change has always been, and will always be, a constant. But in the last couple of years, this change has accelerated considerably. The raft of current global challenges, including climate breakdown...

Read the article

Change
Wellbeing & Personal Development

Working and parenting as a woman

Caitlin McAlister, a Business Development Executive at Impact UK, discusses the common struggle of "mum guilt" among working mothers, exploring its causes and highlighting the importance of balancing...

Read the article

Change
Leadership

How to navigate a VUCA world in 2022

What are the most pressing global catastrophic risks that businesses currently face? Right now, we are confronted by a number of urgent, interconnected crises. We can describe the current business...

Read the article