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BREXIT – TWO OPINIONS

Brexit: let’s get unstuck Just over a year on from the EU Referendum, Alison Whybrow explores how we can make sense of Brexit   Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, the collapse of Brexit talks: the UK general election results on Friday 9 June have sent the uncertainty around Brexit into hyperspace. A quick Google search just after Article 50 was triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May, yielded these headlines on 31 March 2017: ‘Brexit is a tragedy, but there’s much more we can do before the final act’ The Guardian ‘EU tells UK: We will not punish you. Brexit is punishment enough’ […]

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ILM: LEADERS NEED COACHING SKILLS POST-BREXIT

By Liz Hall In the wake of the EU referendum, businesses need to equip leaders with core skills, including coaching, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). John Yates, group director, ILM, urged businesses not to “feel disheartened by the impending upheaval, but invigorated to shake things up, challenge the status quo and ensure our organisations are fully equipped and relevant for the future. Nowhere is this more apparent than with leadership”. The ILM’s Addressing the Leadership Lag manifesto highlights a lack of leadership quality, and of leaders that employees can trust and be inspired by. It recommends […]

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COUNTDOWN TO BREXIT: MANAGERS READY FOR CHANGE

As the countdown to Brexit begins following UK prime minister Theresa May’s announcement that Article 50 will be invoked spring 2017, research shows senior managers expect organisational changes, but aren’t worried as they feel they’re getting better at managing change. However, senior managers recognise agility and responsiveness, and having the right learning and development, and recruitment policies in place will be crucial, according to research by coaching, team and leadership development business, Full Potential Group. Although 90% of senior managers expect organisational changes ahead of Brexit, 42% are not worried and 26% not at all worried. Some 79% of HR […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: BE BRAVE, WAVE YOUR FLAG

The recent Brexit vote has made many focus on what’s important to them. In our client conversations, too, we must focus, using courage and boldness By Alister Scott and Neil Scotton A debate kicked off in September on the UK’s BBC Radio Four about flags: are we waving them more than we used to and, if so, what does that mean? The BBC’s Last Night at the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the culmination of a series of classical concerts, with its many flags, had just happened, so that became an obvious part of the conversation. Matthew Parrish, writer […]

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CIPD BREXIT SURVEY: 44% OF WORKERS ‘PESSIMISTIC’

The CIPD is urging employers to do more to support workers anxious about the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and not to cut back on training and development at this time, after a survey underlined high levels of pessimism about the future. Public sector workers, voluntary sector workers and young workers are feeling particularly pessimistic about the future as a result of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to the survey by the CIPD of more than 1,000 working adults. The survey asked workers questions including how they felt about the future post-Brexit. Some 44% overall said […]

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BREXIT VIEWPOINT: SEPARATION ANXIETY

What ideas and themes has Brexit brought about in the behaviour of groups and individuals? Is there anything we can create out of this chaos? By Rachel Ellison Shock. On both sides. Then the drama of the unknown. Britain voted out. On 23 June 2016, 52% of the electorate voted to leave the European Union (EU); 48% voted to remain. Within hours, the British Prime Minister resigned. So did the Brexit leaders. There was dismay, as the disruptors and leaders of the Out Campaign, Boris Johnson (Conservative Party) and Nigel Farage (UK Independence Party) abandoned their followers, no longer convinced, […]

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BREXIT OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – THE NEW POLITICAL FRONTLINE

The result of the EU referendum has led to a divided nation. These may be dark times, but they are also the time for coaching to shine at its brightest By Alister Scott and Neil Scotton   There are moments when everything changes. It used to be that here in the UK we’d never talk of politics. Then the Brexit results came in. So far, weeks after the result, at least one to three hours of each of our working days has been taken up by Brexit. The charity that has worked hard for influence at Europe to see that […]

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BREXIT REFLECTIONS: EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED

What is leadership now in light of the shock Brexit referendum result? And what will guide our coaching in this period of uncertainty? By Lindsay Wittenberg As I write this, my shock at the outcome of the EU referendum result is slowly subsiding. I’ve been dismayed at the failure of our senior political leadership to accurately communicate the true facts of the UK’s EU membership. I’ve been appalled at the lack of integrity in the campaigns. I’ve been saddened at the divisions and exclusions that have developed rather than building on interconnection and the value of diversity. I’ve been alarmed […]

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