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Collaborative Working Works

Last weekend I met up with my friend and colleague, Jane Gray. Jane is an optometrist, clinical lead, coach, leadership development facilitator and most importantly she is someone who makes collaborative working work! We had dinner at the beautiful Mallow Restaurant in Borough Market in London.  As well as catching up on everything we had […]

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Gill Brabner

47 years ago this month…..

47 years ago this month, I saw a play that changed my life. It was ‘Death of A Salesman’ and it showed a man falling apart under the weight of his life. I had a Dad who had been falling apart since I was 9. He worked in a bank in the City of London. […]

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Would you like your team leaders to manage conflict effectively?

Much of our work includes supporting managers and team leaders to manage conflict effectively.  Conflict resolution is a skill which can be learned. Here’s 7 ways Forum Theatre workshops can support skills development, self awareness and empathy – in a safe space – leading to improved conflict resolution skills: 1. Increased awareness: Forum Theatre allows […]

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We all want to be well-led. Part 2

A meeting I facilitated recently keeps bouncing back into my thoughts. A group of hard-working and dedicated professionals took some time to voice their appreciation for the new leadership of their team. They said they now felt more secure and their teams were stable, they believed in and supported the changes that were being made […]

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We all want to be Well-Led Part 1

We all want to be well-led. Work – the CIPD magazine landed on my mat at the weekend and I was pleased to see that it included an interview with Lucy D’Orsi Chief Constable at British Transport Police. I took my cuppa into the garden for a read. I do have a vested interest to […]

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Executive Coaching – a Testimonial

It’s always a privilege to work one-to-one with senior leaders who are managing multiple complex issues and leading large organisations. Creating the space in which deep thinking occurs, insights are shared and the other person finds or regains their passion, enthusiasm and power is the most rewarding work. Thank you to Joanne Bennis, Chief Nurse, and […]

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One of the exciting aspects of designing learning programmes and experiences is the opportunity to create long term impact for individuals, teams and organisations. Back in 2010 I began designing a leadership programme for the optical sector, a postgrad module and an optional component of the MSc at WOPEC, Cardiff University. Originally focused around 6 […]

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What do we do?

We create immersive video content for management training. Video stories which are: 1. Based on true work stories 2. Emotionally engaging 3. Thought provoking 4. Ideal as standalone resources 5. Ideal content for your online and F2F courses 6. Used by numerous organisations Why do we do it? Because when we create videos that are […]

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Questions Leaders Can Ask

Today’s question that leaders can ask is: Who else needs to be part of this discussion? It’s an important question because leaders must invite diverse experiences and opinions to ensure the best decisions are reached and group think is avoided. Inclusion doesn’t just happen. Inclusive behaviours need role modelling. Who else needs to be part […]

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Animal Strategies – Zebra & their responses to threats

Business leaders have been responding to the COVID threat over the past year. The zebra, according to Stephen Berry, in his book Strategies of the Serengeti, has six key responses to threat: Fight, Flight, Flock, Freeze, Fragment and Frolic. For businesses to be able to fight their way back from the crisis they will need […]

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