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We’ve found a new approach that will complement our work as executive and team coaches, and leverage our impact to improve engagement, leadership and performance right across a business.  It’s called Actionable Conversations TM, and it’s taken off in Australia, Canada and the US. We’re excited to be the first Actionable Consulting Partner in the UK.…

Hitting the target: Leadership Lessons from Team GB

The 2016 Paralympic Games provided a beautiful follow-on from Team GB’s Olympic success earlier in the summer. Performance1 is proud to have played a role – William is the sport psychologist with the Para-Rowing team, and Jonathan was in in Rio with the Paralympic Inspiration Programme, helping the next generation of athletes and coaches prepare…

How we coach professionals to become leaders

The ART of Performance is the framework that guides our coaching, and it comprises Act, Relate and Think; the three inter-related factors shape a leader’s effectiveness. We have identified a number of patterns in the way professionals act, relate and think that we address through coaching to help them transition to leadership. In addition, we…

Increasing our power

Overcoming our barriers to power

Our Difficult Conversations newsletter really struck a chord. So I want to build on this by addressing the underlying dynamic, which is power. How can I be powerful? How can I have impact? These are questions that dog us from the cradle to the grave, with a good deal of family and organisational life in…

What’s the difference between making money and being a leader?

Jonathan Males explains why sustainable leadership means taking a much broader view. For some businesses, leadership doesn’t matter. Instead, people concentrate on simply making money. That’s fine. It makes perfect sense. But it’s not the way to create a business that’s healthy and robust and has strong potential for the future. Let me put it…

The Inner Work of Leadership

Jonathan Males explains why it’s so important for leaders to balance their emotions. Humans are social animals. As part of our pack behaviour, our brains are hard-wired to pick up subtle cues about our pack leaders’ moods and emotions. So whether they’re conscious of it or not, a leader’s emotional tone casts a long shadow…

Leadership, management & running things properly

Alistair Mant weighs into the hoary old leadership vs management debate, suggesting that the L-word (leadership) has been corrupted by current usage, and that the only term that makes any sense is “managerial leadership” – because management and leadership are invariably and inevitably opposite sides of the same coin. The abuse of language We have become obsessed by…

Grace under fire – building resilience

Karen Ellis offers some practical advice on becoming resilient in the modern workplace. Resilience’ has become a trendy term of late. Management literature now sets out personal resilience as an important leadership attribute as well as a factor in organisational success. But what does it really mean? Since the mid-nineteenth century, people have linked the…

Practice makes perfect…or just do it?

Jonathan Males compares and contrasts the worlds of business and sport, and sets out the lessons for managers from athletes. One of the big justifications for hosting the 2012 Olympics is that success on the sports field motivates and inspires the whole nation, and that Olympians are valuable role models. In the words of UK…

Actions speak louder than words: action learning

Brian Chandler believes that when it comes to learning, actions speak louder than words. Legend has the father of action learning, Reg Revans, sitting in the HQ of the newly nationalised coal industry. In the brave new world that was 1946, people were enthusiastic about modernising what had previously been a collection of individually owned…