In the world of sport, there is always an off-season. A time to vary the pace and type of training, to take a rest, to review the season just gone and look ahead to what comes. Business doesn’t always offer the same clear-cut rhythm, but summertime is perhaps the closest many leaders come to an off-season.
Gary speaks with two founder entrepreneurs, Jackie Salvidge, CEO of Innovate Healthcare and Alison Bagnall, MD of The Apprentice Academy to consider questions of how we emerge from covid, attract and retain great staff all whilst also keeping one eye on the future.
Right now, we’re increasingly having conversations with our clients about “people problems”. The pandemic has changed how people think about work, and crucially, how they want to work, and what they’ll tolerate in their work lives.
William Winstone assesses the pros and cons of hybrid working, and reflects on how it impacts work and team relationships.
The sixth episode is with Mezzana Partners’ Katherine Bond, who reflects on her role working with ParalympicsGB in the build up to and at the Tokyo Paralympics Games.
You may have spotted a Portugese man o’war, also known as a bluebottle jellyfish, washed up on a beach over the last summer. As the ocean warms, they are travelling further north. Hopefully you didn’t pick it up, as it delivers a painful sting even when dead. What you may not realise is that these creatures can prompt powerful insights into collaborative leadership. Jonathan Males explains more here…
The fifth episode in our podcast series focuses on complexity and collaboration.