The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.



Articles and longer-reads to trigger new thinking.

Cracking the code for sustained collaboration

By Francesco Gino for the Harvard Business Review

How to give feedback with a growth-mindset approach

By Emma Briggs for the Neuroleadership Institute

Interviews with leaders

Professor Leah Weiss expert in compassionate leadership, talks about why we need this now and how we can make it happen.

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Tao Warburton talks about her experience of leading Bucks New University Students’ Union.

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Lucy Butters on Cultural Intelligence, inclusivity and unlocking potential in every corner of HE.

Dr Paul Gentle on finding greater self-determination and agency to build a better world.

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Julian Stodd on social leadership and how we can tap into power that’s shared, not owned.

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Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser on championing sustainability through leadership.

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Helena Clayton discusses love in the context of work, and unlocking more of it in ourselves and for each other.

Make your meetings a safe space for honest conversation

By Paul Axtell for the Harvard Business Review

The power of not knowing

By Louise Clifton for Invisible Grail

Leading with humility

By Daniel Goleman via Linked In

Leadership in Culturally Significant Times

Venka Purushothaman, Provost at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore on why we need cultural leadership, now more than ever.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

By Helen Teague for Invisible Grail

From A-Z: Writing that connects

Gathering together 25 insights from communications expert John Simmons, here’s how we can use writing to deepen our connections with the people that we work with, care for and lead.

Reimagined: Purposeful Leadership, now or never?

By Louise Clifton for Invisible Grail

Wearing the shoes of others

By Dr Graham Holden for Invisible Grail