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‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes’  – Marcel Proust

My favourite image from lockdown was the picture of the Himalayas taken from the village of Pathankot in northern India. Despite 400,000 cases of coronavirus and 13,000 deaths,

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In the past month, our team has engaged over 200 CEOs and board-level leaders from around the world. We have delivered many virtual individual, team and conference sessions on the topic of handling the COVID-19 crisis and helping leaders use the Nine Habits of Trust model to step up to the new challenges.



Delighted to feature this timely and passionate guest blog from Steve McCann who is one of our leadership partners. Thank you, Steve, for capturing your thoughts on how the Nine Habits of Trust can help leaders at a practical level during this crisis:-

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The future of work is here. Courtesy of coronavirus, it has arrived rather abruptly. Suddenly, the world is a virtual team. A team in crisis. You are the leader navigating your business through this storm. Under the stress of these perilous times, how do you want to be remembered?

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At NAHL Group, our commitment to being a trustworthy business to both work in and with is one of the cornerstones of what makes our Group of companies different to so many others. The Trusted Executive programme is key to this and we’ve been hearing about the Nine Habits of the programme from the perspective of a number of our leaders.

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In our continuing series of blogs about the Nine Habits of The Trusted Executive, we chat to Shirley Shinkfield, Service Development Director for Bush & Co about what ‘Deliver’ means for her, her role and her business.

The Trusted Executive – The skeleton it all hangs off

“The Trusted Executive is a great way to think about your colleagues and other leaders in your business,

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Thank you to Hannah Banks, Operations Manager, SearchesUK,  for this reflection from someone who is ‘walking the talk’ with the Nine Habits of Trust:

NAHL Group has recently celebrated its second cohort to graduate from its Leadership School.

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Thank you to Adam Nabozny, Managing Director, Legal Services, NAHL Group plc for this interview. He is someone who is ‘walking the talk’ with the Nine Habits of Trust and is a valued member of our Trusted Executive Fellowship Board:–

Adam’s been with NAHL Group for two and a half years and is proud to work within a business that puts values at the heart of what it does.

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Thank you to Russell Atkinson, CEO, NAHL Group plc for this interview with someone who is ‘walking the talk’ with the Nine Habits of Trust and leading the embedding of these behaviours at this market-leading organisation:-

How important is trust in your marketplace?

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Thank you to Mark Roberts, Financial Controller, Bush & Co for this guest blog from someone who is ‘walking the talk’ with the Nine Habits of Trust following attendance at a recent Trusted Executive workshop:-

There remains the persistent belief that those individuals who have successfully climbed the corporate ladder somehow possess a level of trustworthiness that others must embrace and dutifully follow.

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