Leadership in 2020 – published article

Leadership in 2020 – published article

We were asked to write an article for Benefits & Compensation International on the subject of Leadership in 2020. We were delighted to, as this is a subject that we are passionate about and choose to be proactive about. One of the key points we made is this: Leadership needs to continuously evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. It’s not enough to do what we always have done. The world changes (globalisation, limited resources, rules and regulations, political systems etc), expectations from employees and other stakeholders change, and by staying proactive, curious and open-minded, leaders can be better prepared to make the most of those changes, challenges and opportunities. We’ve started discussion forums on this subject...

Top rating for The Team Formula – and as a thanks we give away 20 books

Top rating for The Team Formula – and as a thanks we give away 20 books

We wrote The Team Formula because we’ve been team leaders too, sometimes struggling with some of the day to day aspects of leadership. We wanted to share our experience, both from the inside as leaders, and from the outside as consultants helping teams and leaders around the world, on how to lead a team in change- so that others could benefit too. And we chose to write the book as a novel, rather than as a regular “how to” business book. We did this because we love stories and because we know that it’s sometimes so much easier to really grasp a subject when it’s made real through the acquaintance of the characters and the story itself. And it’s very rewarding to recognise that so many readers like this unusual approach to...

Meet the Authors event at RBS

Meet the Authors event at RBS

Last week, Mandy Flint participated in a “meet the authors” event arranged by RBS Focused Women’s network at the RBS London headquarters. See more pictures below. Mandy, together with Vanessa Vallely, Jessica Chivers, Jenny Garrett and Kay White formed a panel of authors who were asked questions linked to their respective books as well as with regards to book writing/publishing generally. They were also asked for their inspirations on how they had come to this point in their careers and what had helped or hindered them. The panel answered questions on the impact of change along with many questions about the challenges women face in business. It was a great event with the participants feedback indicating that it was one of the best events they...

Why The Team Formula is a STORY

Why The Team Formula is a STORY

We could have written a regular business book about teams. But we chose not to. The reason for this is that there is something magical about stories, wouldn’t you agree? In stories we lose ourselves for a moment, we can more easily relate to something and put it into context, and we tend to remember more of what we read as it’s more tangible and simply more memorable. Yet there are very few business books written in this way. This article that we found on the subject: “Leadership: 5 Reasons Stories Are Powerful Communication Tools” describes all our reasons very well. What do you think of the “not so common” story format for business books? Thanks for reading Elisabet and...

Learning from the German football team

Learning from the German football team

In our latest article in HRReview, we take a good look at the impressive German football team and highlight some of the things they did so well, and how this can be replicated in the workplace. Read the article here. Thanks for reading Mandy and Elisabet

Team accountability – what the best teams have in common

Team accountability – what the best teams have in common

Resent research from VitalSmarts proves how important Team Accountability is – and that it’s not just the role of the leader to hold people accountable. The best teams are those where colleagues hold each other accountable But there is of course an art to holding people accountable – the better you do it, the more you increase the chances of someone actually wanting to embrace accountability, rather than getting annoyed and offended. How do you and your colleagues hold each other accountable? Thanks for reading Mandy and...

Don’t fly solo

Don’t fly solo

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, & we can fly only by embracing others.”- Luciano De Crescent No one can go it alone No one is an island No one lives in isolation No one can play all the instruments in an orchestra No one has all the answer   This is why being part of a team is so great. When efforts are multiplied, teams can soar high above – and get further than they ever could have done on their own Here’s to all the great teams out there!   Thanks for reading Elisabet and Mandy