Global Taxonomy: Inclusive Development

3 Reasons Why Engaging with Diversity & Inclusion Training is Critical for Personal Development

After the launch event of a 12-month leadership development programme, a colleague and I reflected that clients and participants always seem to be much more engaged and excited by these programmes, rather than Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Unfortunately, the impact this can then have on D&I programmes is particularly detrimental: Participation in the latest […]

Written by on July 3, 2023

How Did Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng Get It So Wrong – And How Can Psychology Explain Their Downfall?

Oxford-born, former Liberal-Democrat Liz Truss emerged as the bold new leader of the Conservative party. Her ideological partner stood beside her, market fundamentalist Kwasi Kwarteng. Both shared a strong background in finance and economic policy, which the public hoped would prime them well for the job ahead. Together, they promised to resolve the ongoing energy […]

Written by on December 1, 2022

The rise of ‘proximity bias’ and how you can tackle it

Before COVID-19 altered the world of work irreversibly, remote working was seen as a privilege for only a trusted few to enjoy. There was a pervasive distrust of working from home, with many managers questioning whether employees can truly remain engaged without constant supervision, or if they were really working the hours that they claimed. […]

Written by on July 6, 2022

The psychology of remote working: will you thrive or survive in a remote world?

We are now a few weeks into the dramatic and enforced changes to our work routines. The most significant change for many of us has been to adapt our home into a practical working environment. Bedrooms, broom cupboards and attics across the UK are now active places of work. Once upon a time, working from […]

Written by on May 22, 2020

Five ways to build trust in remote teams

Trust plays an important part in the effectiveness of any team. You need to be confident that your colleagues can be relied upon, not only to do the role that has been assigned to them, but also to provide practical and emotional support when you require it. Naturally, your team members will have the same […]

Written by on May 14, 2020

How to lead through times of change

There are many ways to strengthen and improve the way that leaders lead through times of change, most of which reflect how challenging change can be within teams and organisations. We often talk about the ‘change curve’ and how individuals respond and react in different ways to the introduction of change. Here, we focus on […]

Written by on March 12, 2020

How to be an effective role model

Everyone wants to be a good role model. Whether it’s to your children, employees or even strangers, we all want to make a good impression on the people around us. But being a role model means something different to everyone. Think about some of the most popular role models of modern – and indeed previous […]

Written by on March 12, 2020

The skill of leading through uncertainty

A lot of Pearn Kandola’s work in leadership development involves testing and challenging leaders in unfamiliar situations. We can gain a great deal of insight into a leader’s behaviour, mindset and decision making style when they are stretched and taken outside of the usual zones of familiarity. This is because intense pressure causes people to […]

Written by on July 1, 2019

Individual Development Centres at Robert Walters

We were asked to provide a one-to-one leadership development programme for a select team of directors at Robert Walters, in support of the Group’s vision for service expansion across the UK, Middle East and Asia. Robert Walters selected Pearn Kandola as the programme partner based on our expertise in one-to-one development, our experience in delivering […]

Written by on February 26, 2019

Agile Leadership

Leading agile and dispersed teams requires many of the qualities that you would associate with leaders of centralised teams. Without doubt, however, agile working throws up an additional set of challenges and risks that are not always obvious. Our research with agile teams also enabled us to look at how leaders successfully engaged and supported […]

Written by on June 21, 2017