The 7 questions of impactful leaders

Review of the Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier Your team sometimes just need a bit of support to shine. You can provide this support through changing your leadership approach to one of coaching. Helping people to find their own solutions is more impactful than giving advice, providing rules or direction. You can coach anytime, anywhere, more »

Conquering the Pacific Ocean – Interview with Laura Penhaul

Laura Penhaul, team leader for the Coxless Crew, the first all-female team to row across the Pacific Ocean shares the key lessons from the 8500-mile challenge. Laura highlights that preparation was key to their success and to deal with unexpected issues well. Getting to the start line was one journey, being at seas another, both more »

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute, recommends a book that helps to remind ourselves of the guidelines and habits for establishing personal and professional effectiveness. Francke says the book was particularly impactful as she was introduced to it during a dedicated training programme that focused on providing opportunities for putting the more »

How Non-conformists Change the World – Originals by Adam Grant

How Non-conformists Change the World – Originals by Adam Grant

If you have a look on Amazon, there are approximately 175,000 books on leadership which can make it hard to find something new, unique or challenging. Professor Kim Cameron, author of Practicing Positive Leadership, encourages us to read more academic and research based books. Adam Grant, a former doctoral student at the University of Michigan, more »

A global woman – Interview with Mirela Sula

A global woman – Interview with Mirela Sula

Author, international speaker, journalist, publisher, trainer and psychologist. Mirela Sula is the creator and co-founder of Migrant Woman Limited, and Publisher of Global Woman.co magazine, empowering and connecting women around the world. She grew up in Albania when the country was under the regime of communism. Democracy came when Mirela was 16 years old, and more »

Championing women leaders – Interview with Lady Kitty Chisholm and Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

Boardwalk Leadership was born when Lady Kitty Chisholm and Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj posed the question: “What can we do together that we can’t do on our own, that is going to create a real lever for advancing women’s leadership?” In the video above Shaheena highlights that companies that are gender diverse have a 15% uplift on more »

Positive Organizational Scholarship – Interview with Professor Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, author of Positive Leadership and Positive Organizational Scholarship and number of other books on positive organizational scholarship. Professor Cameron shared some of his key insights with us on how organizations can be more »

Focus First on Building Trust With Your Diverse Team

Focus First on Building Trust With Your Diverse Team

Workplace diversity is important as it improves the performance of the team. Many companies focus on diversity when they are hiring new people. A whole system analysis is essential before the recruitment process, to understand if your ‘system’ will support the success of your new staff members. Your new people will land in teams where more »

Professionalising management – Interview with Ann Francke

This month we spoke with Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute and author of the Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results. “Great management makes a huge difference. At the Chartered Management Institute we create better led and managed organisations and through creating more qualified more »