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The Rise of Generative AI in Leadership

In today’s fast-paced business world, leaders are constantly facing new challenges and uncertainties. To stay relevant and competitive, they need to constantly keep up with the latest technological advancements. One of the recent technological innovations that have gained traction amongst leaders is Generative AI. This type of artificial intelligence uses algorithms to create new content, […]

Nutrgenomics for leadership success

I have been having some fascinating conversations with Louise Wextra who works with leaders and individual contributors to enhance their performance through helping them better understand themselves through Nutrigenomics. Louise helped me personally understand my reaction to pressure using Nutrigenomics. So why Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics is uniquely positioned to enhance leadership development by helping leaders understand […]

The Importance of Getting People Back into the Office for Collaboration

In the age of the internet and remote work, there has been a significant shift towards digital communication and virtual collaborations. While this has undeniably brought benefits in terms of accessibility and flexibility, there are downsides to being too disconnected. People increasingly find themselves lacking personal connections with colleagues, making it harder to build strong […]

Why reducing the VAT on hospitality businesses is a wise move

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all kinds, especially the hospitality industry, have been hit incredibly hard. VAT reductions from 9% to 13% and then back up to 20% have been further salt in the wound for these already struggling businesses. To support these establishments, a petition with over 12,000 signatures has been submitted to […]

How increasing agility is required from middle managers

In the face of unprecedented change, middle managers are challenged to continually adapt. With the rise of hybrid and remote work setups, employees are demanding more freedom and flexibility in how they work. This can be a challenge for managers who are used to a more traditional office environment. In this blog post, we will […]

Prepare your leaders before a recession

Uncertainty is rife now. COVID-19 has turned our world upside down and businesses are bracing themselves for a potential recession and turbulent, uncertain times. While it’s natural to want to batten down the hatches and prepare for the worst, it’s also important to remember that recessions present opportunities as well as challenges. Businesses who can […]

Working in the Metaverse – what are the key challenges for businesses?

The Metaverse is a term coined by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel Snow Crash. It refers to a simulated or virtual world, created by computer code, where users can interact with each other and avatar representations of themselves. The Metaverse is not a new concept, but it has gained traction in recent years […]

The soft skills leaders will need when we go back to work

We’ve written so much about remote working and returning to work over the last two years, it feels very much like Groundhog Day. Not yet two weeks since the much-lauded ‘Freedom Day’, the government refuses to endorse a return to work and a poll shows that the vast majority of people want to continue to […]

Go easy on employees as they go back to the office

The government is lifting its guidance to work from home, and people are nervous. The Covid threat is still there, and being told to live with it doesn’t make it any easier for those who feel anxious about being back in work. The way leaders approach the return to work will have a big impact […]

Link visions to outcomes & live values to engage teams

All strong, successful leaders share one common trait: the ability to align teams with their vision and achieve their goals. But sharing your leadership vision isn’t simply a case of coming up with a snappy paragraph to display on walls or print in a glossy brochure to hand out at an AGM. The vision and […]

What the pandemic has taught us about online learning

The nature of the work we do at Hunter Roberts means we’ve always valued in-person coaching over online training. Online has its benefits and we’ve always incorporated remote sessions into our training programmes.  But whether it’s the body language of a global leader in a coaching session or observing how teams work together during group […]

Working from home? Some tips for employers

Remote working has been steadily increasing in popularity, but the pandemic has enforced us to adapt en masse. With little or no warning, it’s very much a case of muddling through. But there are some simple thing you can do to keep morale high and make sure productivity doesn’t fall off a cliff. Have clear […]

There’s no vaccine for the impact of Covid on mental health

According to a February study in the Lancet, there is a large burden of unmet need related to mental health conditions. My own experience confirms this. A lot of companies are raising awareness and within the workplace and facilitating mental health sessions, but I’m seeing this from two angles. Companies are busier than ever because […]

Helping young people in the post-pandemic work landscape

Workers aged under 25 during the pandemic in the UK were twice as likely to have lost their jobs, particularly in retail, hospitality and the gig economy. A recession still isn’t out of the question, and employers continue to make cuts. In the midst of this uncertainty, I’m seeing a lot of consulting groups advising […]

Break the cycle of procrastination

Procrastination is frustrating but not always unnecessary. Sometimes we need to stop and process what we’re doing in order to see the bigger picture, or simply sit in quiet reflection to give our brains a break. But if you find yourself constantly putting off tasks and it’s having a negative impact on your working day, […]