Let's ditch the work/life balance debate #careers leadership May 18, 2021

Every conversation about “work/life balance leaves me annoyed because it seems to totally miss the point.  What is this mysterious thing...

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The Six common threads of leadership #leadershipdevelopment leadership May 04, 2021

When we set up Defy Expectations we had a very clear vision of leadership.  Leadership was not something confined to the few, to those who...

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The dark at the end of tunnel #leadershipdevelopment Mar 18, 2021

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Many companies now are looking at how they move people into the next phase of work and the answer is not an easy one because there are so many...

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Redundancy is for life. Start to manage it #careers #defyexpectations Mar 11, 2021

Of all the things that I have ever had to do as a leader making people redundant is the worst.  It never gets any easier to do, you can blame...

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Sorry Mr Sinek – sometimes we just need a quick fix - 4 tips on how to survive in a virtual world performance Mar 10, 2021

The ability to research used to be limited to the few, now it sits at the end of our fingers.  The virus has made researchers of us all. ...

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G.R.I.T for everyone #careers #covid19leadership #defyexpectations #determination #grit #leadershipdevelopment Feb 24, 2021

Helen wrote an interesting piece in January about having G.R.I.T. OK, she was using it as an abbreviation for some qualities (Gratitude,...

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Do wellness programmes actually tackle burnout? Feb 24, 2021

I, controversially, think they don’t. A business has three main aspects; its people, process and systems, and when we look at tackling...

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Surviving Redundancy - Outplacement for All #careers Feb 16, 2021

In the last quarter available, the UK alone hit a record 370,000 redundancies (Aug-Oct 2020) and the trajectory is not good - December 7th saw over...

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Why positive messaging matters to your brain, and why negative messaging does too... #bullying #covid19leadership #defyexpectations #executivecoaching #neuroscience Feb 09, 2021

A major theme in our free online bullying course has been just how dominant the emotional part of our brains (limbic brain) are over the thinking...

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How to lead with tough love in tough times leadership Feb 02, 2021

Love is not weak, love is not a doormat, love does not compromise, but love is compassionate, listening and understanding. Love does not sit there...

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It takes more than a great invention to get product to market. #innovation Jan 30, 2021

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog for Defy Expectations about the unsung heroes of logistics. We are now through the well-deserved euphoria about how...

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Career Discoveries - why it matters now more than ever Jan 27, 2021

Last week we highlighted the main components of the Intelligent Career Model that underpins our new Career Discoveries course.  The call to...

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