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  • Kate Williams - Consultant and Coach Why do some leadership development programmes fail?   When a company or organisation invests in a leadership development programme to increase the effectiveness of those within their organisation and ultimately an organisation’s performance, many times they will find it doesn’t actually lead to better results. One of the main reasons for t ...

  • Jonty Leicester - Consultant and Coach Everyone at some stage in their life will have felt fear surrounding being open and communicating their thoughts and feelings to other people. It’s a natural part of human life, but one that certainly can be exacerbated within the workplace. This concern around openness and communication can translate to all areas of life, for example, t ...

  • We are proud to annouce further dates in 2018 of our popular Women In Leadership courses. Please visit: /our-services/women-in-leadership/ for more information or to book your place. ...

  • Pauline Holland - Principal Consultant  It can be all too easy to attribute senior management team conflicts (or any team conflicts!) to personality clashes, differences in opinion and people simply not liking each other. But – and you might surprised to hear this - in almost all cases conflict between team members is in fact not personal at all.  Within all teams, it is not ...

  • Sarah Ballantyne - Consultant and Coach  What is leadership learning through action?  Leadership learning through action is an approach where leaders develop their leadership practice based on action learning principles, specifically based around action enquiry/action research as a method of learning. Essentially, the core principle, is that leaders ‘learn by doing’, rather t ...

  • ( David Whyte , in Half a Shade Braver: The Foundations of Conversational Leadership) If 'being seen', as the poet David Whyte asserts, is an essential dynamic of leadership then your ‘presence’ as a leader is concerned with how you are seen. Many agree that the notion of presence is an elusive concept, but make no mistake, as a leader you are being critiqued on whether or not ...

  • Great to be working with Fiona MacNeill Associates on a joint initiative to apply Design Thinking to the Future of Consulting.   The event, held at the House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park Glasgow, saw 24 members, friends and clients of both Taylor Clarke and FMA, engaged in a Design Thinking day run by Fiona MacNeill and some of her colleagues.  We all had a great tim ...

  • Alistair Brown - Principal Consultant What is Organisational Culture? “The values and behaviours that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organisation. Includes an organisations expectations, experiences, philosophy and values that hold it together, and is expressed in self-image, inner workings, interactions with the outside world and future ...

  • Back by popular demand! Past participants have included OD Directors, Heads of Leadership Development, and HR and L&D Managers, as well as external Executive Coaches. The programme has received accolades for: The way in which leadership development is reviewed and critiqued for senior level leaders The support given to coaches to critically review their own practice and ...

  • For over 25 years Taylor Clarke have been working with organisations, across multiple sectors in the area of organisation development, managing culture and change, coaching and leadership development. We believe the time is right for women to be able to fully take up their role in organisations. Responding to the Scottish Government’s 50/50 by 2020 initiative for board gender ...

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