Category Archives: Uncategorized

Leadership that builds engagement

September 21st was (unbelievably) the 13th Leading Wales Awards – wonderful to take time once again to celebrate leadership and leaders in Wales. This year as we held our Leadership Conversation CPD events around Wales as part of our nomination … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, Uncategorized, Wales | Tagged | Leave a comment

Why should I be nominated for a 2017 Leading Wales Award? #embarrassing!

Over the years a few times I have been told that “it’s embarrassing to be nominated or to be a finalist or winner, because really it’s all about the team and everybody else and not just me”. I think it … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, Uncategorized, Wales | Tagged | Leave a comment

Engaging Leadership to improve productivity

Last Thursday, kindly hosted by Aberystwyth University, we held one of the 2017 Leading Wales wards’ Leadership Conversation events about engaging leadership to improve productivity. This is one of a series of Conversations to highlight the need for good leadership … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, Uncategorized, Wales | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It’s time for leaders in Wales to make engagement a priority

“Engaging leadership is critical for improving productivity in Wales”, says  Barbara Chidgey, Executive Chair of The Leading Wales Awards Consortium, as nominations open for this year’s only pan-Wales leadership awards. Research conducted by the Office for National Statistics in 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, Uncategorized, Wales | Tagged | 2 Comments

We can all be a force for good

Like many of us I went to bed last night deeply concerned about the outcome of the USA presidential election; waking early this morning to see that Donald Trump was indeed likely to be elected was a real shock. I … Continue reading

Posted in Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, supper conversations, Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

“Forever trust in who you are” – great advice for all in leadership roles

This haunting melody performed by Scala Choir & Kolacny Brothers of Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters” is wonderful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Rg6nuZoQM. Have a listen and enjoy. Whilst preparing a workshop in North Wales on Appreciative Inquiry, I was listening to this and … Continue reading

Posted in Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, supper conversations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Leading the way

My thanks to Richard Houdmont (@Rhoudmont) who has written today’s guest blog “Leading the way”: What exactly is leadership? Everyone can see the effect of a lack of leadership. Integrity is the word that Siân Rees chooses to summarise leadership … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conversational Leadership, Leadership, Leading Wales Awards, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment