DRIVING OUTPERFORMANCE: THE FIFTH SOLUTION

NIK KINLEY , Director (EMEA)

For many, if not most, businesses, success is not just about achieving targets, it is about outperforming the market. And what outperformance requires is difference: achieving competitive advantage through doing something more, or better, or just different, than competitors. Read More

360 Degrees of Grey: The Impact of Gendered Feedback

In order to promote fairness and transparency, and to reduce companies’ exposure to risk, talent management matters. Elements such as compensation, succession and development have been guided by performance management for the past few decades. Read More

YSC Events: Selecting and developing leaders in challenging times

A key finding of YSC’s new research into leadership impact is that businesses tend to overestimate the impact their leaders have on the people and processes around them. This would be troubling on the best of days, but is all the more so amidst tough and uncertain times. Today’s commercial challenges are obvious and in our faces, day-to-day. And the responses they demand – innovation, efficiency and adaptability – are... Read More

YSC Webinars: Building Resilience in Your Organisation

AMBICA SAXENA , Director (APAC)

Organisations are facing a challenge in preparing their workforce to work with change, disruption and increasing performance expectations. There is a need to embed a systemic approach to resilience to help employees deal with such challenges. In this webinar, YSC’s Head of Executive Coaching, Shelley Winter and YSC India’s Director, Ambica Saxena share with you how to develop resilience resources and cultivate resilience in others to enhance performance in times of... Read More

YSC Webinars: From Behaviour to Impact - A New Approach to Change

NIK KINLEY , Director (EMEA)

Leadership industry’s focus on how leaders behave and the competencies they have fundamentally misrepresents how leadership works and the role that leaders play. Listen to this webinar to find out why businesses and leaders need to pay less attention to how leaders behave and focus more on the impact leaders have to improve the success rates of organisational change and strategy implementation initiatives. Read More

Solid as a rock?

SHELLEY WINTER , Director, Global Head of Executive Coaching

There’s much more to resilience than simply bouncing back from adversity. We outline how YSC is helping organisations develop strategies that enable individuals to build inner strength at a time of constant change and challenges. Read More

Leadership Impact Update

NIK KINLEY , Director (EMEA)

After decades of focusing exclusively on leadership capabilities and behaviours, there is a growing awareness that to get a full picture of leadership we also need to look at the impact that leaders have. One way to do this is to look at their Signature Environments – the common features of the working environment and culture that each leader tends to create, which mark it as uniquely theirs. In early... Read More

Leadership: Why Beta is Better than Alpha

NIK KINLEY , Director (EMEA)

In the fast-paced world of business, it is curious that while so much has changed, the process of executive selection remains largely the same. Recruitment of leaders continues to pose an enormous challenge to many different organisations as failure rates amongst newly hired leaders remain high. Indeed, failure and success rates haven’t changed since the 1970s, which is astounding given the huge consequences of poor leadership, especially in financial terms.... Read More

Agile HR: The next bandwagon or the answer to all your HR problems?

Agile software development has gone from being an upstart movement to part of the mainstream. Now organisations are looking to apply the principles and processes of Agile to other areas of their business, including HR. Enthusiasts promise that this heralds a new era or paradigm for HR. Leadership consultant, Richard Littledale, discusses how you apply these ideas practically, what is the real opportunity, and what risks do you need to... Read More