Leading Figures contributes a chapter to: Legal leadership: a handbook for future success

Leading Figures contributes a chapter to: Legal leadership: a handbook for future success

As a result of our participation in the Law Society of Scotland’s 2018 Annual Conference we were invited to contribute chapter 6 (entitled: Leading a High Performing Legal Team) to a book published by the Ark Group. For more details please click on the ‘Read More’ button below and then follow this link: https://www.ark-group.com/product/legal-leadership-handbook-future-success-0#.W_V6M-KYQdV

The Professional Bodies’ Forum of Scotland

The Professional Bodies’ Forum of Scotland

We are delighted to be facilitating this programme on behalf of the Professional Bodies’ Forum of Scotland ( https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4266720 ) The programme has been designed with the accidental leader in mind – in other words for those who have become leaders (or aspire to do so) without any formal training or development. The three, short ‘taster’ workshops cover: Leadership, Delegation and Critical Conversations. The first session, on Leadership, was held in early June in the offices of the RICS, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Their room, which hosted

Guess which of his products Steve Jobs was most proud?

Guess which of his products Steve Jobs was most proud?

In the final days of Steve Jobs’ life, his biographer, Walter Isaacson seemingly visited him and asked what product he was most proud of. ‘Was it the early Mac?’ enquired Isaacson, ‘or perhaps the iPod, iPad or iPhone?’ If you don’t already know then Jobs’ reply may surprise you. He said that he was ‘most proud of his team – The Apple Team – that had created award-winning products time and again.’ If Jobs was most proud of his team, what was his secret? How

Russell and Thomas discuss a Growth Mindset in the context of the ICAS Masterminds Executive Coaching Programme

Russell and Thomas discuss a Growth Mindset in the context of the ICAS Masterminds Executive Coaching Programme

    In this short video we talk about the importance of adopting a Growth Mindset and explain how the ICAS Masterminds Executive Coaching Programme can promote innovative thinking and accelerate the career growth of CAs and high performing leaders. You can find out more about the ICAS Masterminds Executive Coaching Programme exclusively for C-Suite, Executives and CA Leaders or you can register your interest for the next cohort, using the following link. Why your career plans need executive coaching.  

ICAS Conference 2017

ICAS Conference 2017

As a Partner of Leading Figures we are proud to endorse the 2017 ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) Conference with details as follows: ICAS Conference Expect the Unexpected – How to Lead in a Changing World 20 September 2017 EICC, Edinburgh With the only thing certain in business today being uncertainty, learn how to lead in an ever-changing world at the ICAS Conference. Taking place on 20th September at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, the conference will be beneficial for all

Developing a Behavioural Edge in the Information Age

Developing a Behavioural Edge in the Information Age

Knowledge is no longer power, because knowledge is everywhere – or at least knowledge is accessible everywhere. We live in a world where information is at our fingertips. All we need do is Google a question on our gizmos to find the answer. Or perhaps YouTube it to see how we should do it. Or join an online community at arm’s length to air, share and gather the information we need. The problem is that the opportunity cost of spending more time online means that

Afraid that you might be a fraud?

Afraid that you might be a fraud?

Imagine one of these scenarios: you’ve recently returned to work after a career break and feel a little unsure about yourself or; you’ve recently been promoted to the lofty heights of an executive position and you’re trying to find your feet or; much to your surprise, you’ve secured a senior role in an entirely new organisation and you have the feeling that people are doubting your capability. In truth you feel like a fraud. Three different scenarios that, in our experience, can all be associated