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Tag: Leadership

Resilience: The secret sauce

Resilience is robustness and agility. It's what it takes to thrive, not just survive. Sound familiar? Having read dozens of articles on organisational resilience, it always seems to come back to that same mantra. Yet, isn't there something missing? Where…read more

Guest provocateurs joining the Festival of Ideas

Professor Susan Lea, Professor Charlotte Clarke and Professor Michael Harkin will join the Invisible Grail team to talk about strategy, leadership and problem-solving at the Festival of Ideas in April. This April, three senior leaders will be taking part in…read more

What leaders say

Lessons on compassion, humility and magpie habits Leadership isn’t easy. It asks us to keep our heads engaged, our minds curious and our hearts open. To quote one leader, “to not only live for yourself but to try and impact…read more

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