authentic communication

Develop Emotional Intelligence for Authentic Communication

We believe that improving emotional intelligence is a prerequisite of a successful strategy to improve authentic communication skills. Recent research shows that over 17% of businesses list communication skills as their top skill for improvement. This sits alongside nearly 7% who list emotional intelligence (EQ) as their top of the list skill. However, perhaps this

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return from furlough team

The Final Furlough Furlong

The furlough scheme comes to an end on 30th September. This poses questions for organisations still bringing their people back to work. The generation gap Figures from The Resolution Foundation show that younger workers are coming off the scheme at a faster rate than their older colleagues, with 10% of workers over 65 parked on

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outstanding teams

Create, Sustain and Celebrate Outstanding Teams

Understanding and communicating with each other creates the strong relationships which are the backbone of effective, productive and outstanding teams. We recently saw a pair of terrific teams at work in the Euro 2020 final. Both were very different. One was older with the confidence of experience, the other younger and greener with the confidence

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leadership burnout

Leadership Burnout

We face a crisis in leadership. We’ve talked about it for years but it often gets swept aside as too big to tackle. That crisis is leadership burnout. Recent research shows that around 50% of leaders are considering quitting their roles. On top of this, we hear that Tesla CEO Elon Musk hates his job.

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Gareth Southgate

Leadership & Teams: The Southgate Approach

Missing that penalty has been part of Gareth Southgate’s life for 25 years. But the experience has given him the insight to lead and the drive to develop. “The things you go through in life shape the way you want to deal with people”. Gareth Southgate The word ‘want’ is key. This is a choice,

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flowprofiler case study

flowprofiler® for teams – the Waterfield case study

Written for teams and easy to use, the flowprofiler® team reports can be used in team sessions, for benchmarking and team profiling. We talked to Waterfield about their experience of flowprofiler® assessments, team reports and facilitated sessions. The flowprofiler® Case Study: Waterfield Fiona Nuttall – The Setting The team took the resilienceflow® assessment during the

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Vanessa and Brody

Vanessa Lovegrove – Celebrating a Decade at Holst

This month Holst consultant Vanessa Lovegrove celebrates her 10th anniversary with the business. This is a mighty achievement and a milestone to celebrate. We asked Vanessa to reflect on her time at Holst so far, and what is in store for the future. Vanessa, what are you memories of Holst when you joined, and how

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Edward de Bono

Celebrating Dr Edward de Bono (1933 – 2021)

We were sad to learn of the passing of our friend Dr Edward de Bono. He lived an extraordinary life, inspiring, encouraging and enabling all of us to be better and more creative thinkers. Here former Holst MD Russell Chalmers reflects on Edward’s influence. Holst’s relationship with Dr Edward de Bono started in 1995 and

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Battle ‘Boreout’ with Creativity and Motivation

Much is written about burnout and resources put into tackling this destructive condition. But there is another state of mind flying under the radar, quietly threatening your team’s productivity – boreout. Boreout syndrome: first expounded in 2007 by Peter Werder and Philippe Rothlin who described the symptoms as being similar to burnout. However, boreout mainly

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