Leadership – does it matter?

There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and it’s a core part of the work we do with our clients. So, it’s worth asking, does leadership really matter, and what difference does good leadership make compared with poor leadership? We ask these questions in the leadership research project we’re currently undertaking in the finance and professional services sectors. One of the clear messages we’re receiving is the impact leadership has on our emotions. A significant proportion of people participating in the research indicate that good

How to Create a Profitable Coaching Practice: 1st October 2019, in the London offices of Law Firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn

How to Create a Profitable Coaching Practice: 1st October 2019, in the London offices of Law Firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn

This practical interactive seminar will provide you with insights from both the coach and client perspective on how to win and secure business  About this Event Successful Executive Coaches Thomas Chalmers and Russell Borland will share their approach to the real business of coaching, how to build key relationships and achieve results that will grow your business. Their experience in operating in the corporate sector is applicable to all who are seeking to expand their coaching business. Who should attend? Coaching practitioners looking to grow

Leadership in the Finance and Professional Services Sectors – We want your input!

Team Spirit

We are undertaking a new research programme into the leadership qualities and behaviours needed in the finance & professional services industry in the 21st Century.  At a time of great change in the industry, the expectations of leaders are enormous.  Yet we sense that the thinking on leadership is not well developed across the industry. We believe our research will help stimulate a timely discussion about the nature of leadership. We are looking to investigate three areas: What do leaders in the industry see as

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

Navigating Burnout

It is just over 10 years ago when I suffered from ‘burnout’.  I was open about this with my work colleagues at the time but given that my network of contacts has grown further since then, and I’ve just passed a major milestone, I thought it was an appropriate time to share my experience with my broader contacts. From feeling in control of my life, I felt broken inside, experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression.  One minute I was juggling many balls at work

Leadership and Team Development Workshops

We’ve been busy this year facilitating workshops for many of our corporate clients as well as on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland, ICAS and the Professional Bodies Forum. Our workshops support the three key themes that often feature in our work with clients: Leadership, Collaboration and Growth: All our workshops are interactive. We encourage delegates to learn from one another’s experiences and challenges as they discuss the course content. We work hard to create a safe environment where participants feel comfortable expressing their

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