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Destination Johannesburg

Retreating from the chaos Sometimes it takes a serious and vital deadline to bring the best out of you. I’ve been avoiding hip replacement surgery for some months now. I’ve been limping and coping with the pain and soreness, because there is never a good time to be ‘out of action’ and away from a […]

Leaders and Mentors

Leaders and Mentors

Preparing the Youth Lilian Baylis School in Lambeth, south London was regarded by many as one of the archetypal struggling and much forgotten inner-city comprehensive schools. Historically at the bottom of the pile and once even referred to as “England’s worst-performing school” by The Guardian, it was failing by any measure you may apply. So […]

Spike Stories Episode 23 – Young, Gifted and Blocked

Young, Gifted and Blocked

As an early morning ‘icebreaker’ for our Leadership Retreats, we run quite a straightforward exercise that focuses on the group’s ability to simplify complex situations and work in small action orientated teams. It’s a popular and fun exercise that provides many subtle and not so subtle insights into the prevailing culture of the organisation they […]

Young, Gifted and Blocked

From Job Seekers to Job Creators As an early morning ‘ice breaker’ for our Leadership Retreats, we run quite a straight forward exercise that focuses on the groups ability to simplify complex situations and work in small action orientated teams. It’s a popular and fun exercise that provides many subtle and not so subtle insights […]