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Tag: Leadership

Leading with humanity

We’re all human, but is humanity in leadership a given? Particularly when we’re stretched, recognising and prioritising the things that speak to our humanity - purpose, care and curiosity – can help keep us grounded, keep us going, and keep…read more

Louise Clifton

Director of Marketing, Communications and Operations Over the last eight years Louise has crafted a career in marketing and communications within higher education. Louise thrives on working with people to bring alive the stories that show the wider world who…read more

Professor Kamil Omoteso

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby Professor Kamil Omoteso has many strings to his bow. His role involves both executive leadership of the College, and strategic leadership for…read more

The Generation of 2020

People starting new roles recently have faced unique challenges: How do they connect with colleagues? How do they get to know the quirks of their team or department? Can working online work as well - or better - than being…read more

Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser

Sustainability and leadership expert Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser is widely considered an expert authority on sustainability and leadership. Her current portfolio includes roles as Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, Secretary of State for Climate Change and Vice-Chair for the Resources Committee…read more

Leadership in Culturally Significant Times

When we can no longer lean on predictability and predictive analysis, we need courage to face ambiguity, trust in ourselves and others, boldness in business continuity and - most poignantly - cultural leadership.  A perspective on where we find ourselves…read more

Change is in the air

A braver and bolder look at what we do Under the lens of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve been reflecting more deeply on whether what we’re here to do stands-up to making the world a better…read more

Helena Clayton

Leadership consultant, coach and advocate for leading with love Helena Clayton is no ordinary consultant. As an advocate for love in leadership, her take on professional development is rooted in self-love and how we care for others at work. Originally…read more

What should we expect in the new academic year?

What values will we choose to shape 2020-21? Tweeting with staff developers and coaches, we lift the lid on what leadership, stories and purpose are being called for in the new academic year. As we step into a new academic…read more

The time to act is now: Embracing the leader within

In the frame of Black Lives Matter, is it time to find more fundamental ways to open our hearts and minds to greater humility, humanity and bravery in building our cultures at work? Undoubtedly, yes. But who should we look…read more

An appetite for leadership – what’s on the menu?

At the same time as restaurants are opening up again, university colleagues who are hungry for leadership might find opportunities to make an impact by trying something different on the menu. Academic Director Paul Gentle explores. One thing has become crystal…read more

Playfulness at work: fun, vexing, helpful?

Seeing off a voice of doubt, Paul Gentle makes the case that intentional use of play at work can unlock greater collaboration and imagination, and suggests three ways you can do this with your own team. What better venture is…read more