Category Archives: Management

Why should I be nominated for a 2018 Leading Wales Award? #embarrassing!

The 2018 Leading Wales Awards are live now for nominations. Nomination documents can be downloaded from https://leadingwalesawards.wales/nominate-2018/ and nominations close midnight on June 1st. We have 8 categories, seven of which are to identify, recognise and celebrate individuals whose leadership is … Continue reading

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Keith Towler reflects on Leadership and the Leading Wales Awards

Keith Towler, Chair of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS) was winner of the Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector in 2017. This is a guest blog in which Keith shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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Reflections on Leadership – Siân Rees, Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Consortium is delighted that Cardiff Met is once again our headline sponsor for the Leading Wales Awards. Siân Rees, Associate Dean/Director of Enterprise, at Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, is leading on our partnership and so I … Continue reading

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Building “The UK We Want”

@Quaynotes Choir are now adding U2’s “With or Without You” to our rapidly expanding repertoire. As ever music is one of the prompts that gets me thinking. Bono may well have sung “With or Without You” relating it to himself … Continue reading

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The “elephant in the room” that we need to banish

On Monday night this week we held our latest #supperconversationatffresh and we were part of the “National Conversation” initiative with Peter Davies (Commissioner for Sustainable Futures) on behalf of @TheWalesWeWant. Great people, great food, great wine and great conversation – … Continue reading

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What can leaders learn from the story of “The Prodigal Son”?

It was an illuminating, restorative and reflective Telos conversation yesterday afternoon when a small group of us met up together at Robin’s house. (Telos is derived from the Greek word which means end or purpose or goal. It is the … Continue reading

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Managing and developing the herd’s collective intelligence – an essential leadership activity

As the Leadership Cafe series came to an end, you are aware that looking to animals to provide metaphors for leadership behaviours continued through the emerging themes. A few weeks ago in Cwmbran with @TheSatoriLab we had quite a discussion … Continue reading

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Are there too many elephants in the room to hold open and honest leadership conversations?

Yesterday at Monwel was another fascinating Leadership Conversation which threw up (amongst other things) some really important insight into what was hindering open and honest conversations in the workplace. One participant said that the greatest hindrance to open and honest … Continue reading

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The Leadership Zoo: a metaphor for shared or collaborative leadership?

We had a great Leadership Conversation at WCVA (thank you @WalesCVA) this morning with some very important additional leadership behaviours, as exemplified by more animals: Owl – reflective, thoughtful and considered in its approach which is a contribution all teams … Continue reading

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Why should I be nominated? #embarrassing!

My two days in North Wales were fab! Stunning scenery, beautiful Conwy and Gwynedd and lovely people all taking part with great enthusiasm in #leadershipconversations at 3 different venues. At Crest Co-operative, we had quite a chat too about “it’s … Continue reading

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