Is all governance an inconvenience to FCA business’ or an imperative for future success?

Tim Taylor & Melissa Meadows        to expect the unexpected.   We are working to promote healthy cultures across the industry. Firms’ cultures have been a major root cause of conduct failures, and our work supporting firms in delivering real and sustainable culture transformations will help prevent harm caused by inappropriate behaviours.   ...

The Future of Workplace Learning & The Butterfly Effect

Michiel Hofman & Tim Taylor  It is received wisdom that learning and skills development is beneficial to both the employee and the employer.  But did you know that 76% of the new generation of incoming workers believe it is critical and they are not prepared to settle for outdated, poorly operated learning management systems, which ... ...

Follow your dreams

 Tim Taylor 2021 is slipping away Is this year going the way you wanted it? The past 20 months have seen significant changes that continue to shape our lives. These changes have left some people worried, others worse off, and some have used the changing times and the restrictions to create new beginnings. Today is ... ...

What you can do if your management team is delusional about workplace culture

Tim Taylor  A healthy culture acknowledges personal core values and builds shared beliefs and a narrative that makes sense of the organisational values. Leaders who expect everyone will use the values to build standards, reward and recognise positive contributions from their teammates and use their initiative will build and maintain a healthy culture.  ...

The great pretenders- Why your management team could be delusional about workplace culture

Tim Taylor and Leon Forte-Doddrell We have all seen the pictures. The young, trendy workspace, centred around a foosball table, beanbags in every corner, a bar loaded with incredible food, and sparkling water on tap.    And yet, the reality of daily life in many such places doesn’t always match the image. This perception of ... ...

Why are businesses spending over $300bn on leadership development that is not working?

Tim Taylor and Leon Forte-Doddrell Origin Who coined this phrase may be unclear, but the relationship to what is happening today in the world of leadership development is not. Each year businesses spend over $300 bn on leadership development and another $100 bn on employee engagement programs. Even though it is widely reported that the ... ...

Culture can create or destroy value

Written by Tim Taylor & Leon Forte-Doddrell “The truth is that culture – on its own – is not the thing that will bring you success in whatever way you may define it for yourself and your team,” Adii Pienaar, founder of Conversio, says. “Building a successful business requires many different things to work well. ... ...

How To Take The Lead In Building A Winning Culture

Company culture is a combination of our attitudes, what we think, what we feel, what we believe, and our emotions; all of which we carry with us into work every day. Culture is the behavioural expression of how people in an organisation get results. Culture is the culmination of thousands of little decisions where behaviour ... ...
the right fit

The Right Fit

Company culture and cultural fit have a significant impact on our productivity, our willingness to offer ideas and our day-­to-­day happiness. All organisations are living, social organisms; this is why culture is more powerful than management teams or CEOs. Culture is the behavioural expression of how people in an organisation get results. Culture is the ... ...

Back-to-the-future

It’s about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future. —John P. Kotter We all possess the ... ...

4 reasons why meetings should start and finish with rituals

You may think that your Vision, meticulously built over time, will shape the future of your company but you would be wrong. Your daily habits are shaping your future, and have a far more significant influence than you might expect. A vision is a potent leadership tool that will help you, and your team, recognise ... ...

The courage to change

As an entrepreneur, I have started five businesses. I love the thrill of getting an idea up and running. The first customer meeting, the first town hall, and the first big celebration are moments that stoke the fire in your belly and push you on to win again. I learned that endless meeting and problem-solving ... ...