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  • Anne M. Houston - Principal Associate Consultant Among all the qualities that are valued and quoted in management or leadership theories, very rarely do we hear about the importance of kindness.  Why? Is it deemed to be too ‘soft’ or too ‘touchy-feeling’, or just that it seemingly has no direct impact on the bottom line? Quite the opposite is true in reality. Kindness can aff ...

  • Pauline Holland - Consultant and Coach The idea that conflict between senior leadership team members is due to personality clashes, people simply not getting on or various other personal reasons is, more often than not, untrue. Or, at least, it’s not the whole story.  In almost all cases,  conflict between team members isn’t personal at all and is instead linked to the work it ...

  • Mark Lawn - Principal Consultant “Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older” [ source ] “By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion” [ source ]      People in the UK are living longer lives. Some ageing workers are choosing to extend their careers and, for others,  working life extension is needed to make ends meet. Som ...

  • We would like to wish a warm welcome to Mark Lawn who recently joined the Taylor Clarke team .    Mark Lawn, Principal Consultant - Introduction "Recently i became a proud and happy member of the Taylor Clarke team.  Participation in Taylor Clarke Leadership Development programmes over many years has been inspirational for me (and many, many others too). Taylor Clarke spe ...

  • Sarah Ballantyne - Consultant and Coach In corporate support functions there has been a shift away from traditional roles and expectations and a move towards individuals playing the role of ‘business partner’. As a function, HSE - Health Safety and Environment - professionals are now joining this movement.  By moving to a business partnering approach, HSE experts can proactiv ...

  • Anne M Houston - Consultant & Coach  The benefits of courageous leaders  There are many benefits to having courageous leaders within an organisation and many people believe leaders have to be courageous in order to be truly successful. Bold, confident leadership can help drive organisations forward and create growth, something that is undeniably positive.  Courageous lea ...

  • 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 ...

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