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  • 20/20 Vision: Seeing with new eyes to trigger cultural renewal, agility and resilience

    July 8, 2020Dr John Blakey2020070820/20 Vision: Seeing with new eyes to trigger cultural renewal, agility and resilience

    '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, the silver lining of India's lockdown was a drop in air pollution that allowed villagers to see this extraordinary mountain range for the first time in thirty years. The residents of Pathankot woke up that morning and saw with new eyes. They saw with 20/20 vision and they then flocked onto social media to share the joy of rediscovering nature's rare beauty.

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  • The Latest Crisis Management Tips From Around the World

    April 26, 2020Dr John Blakey20200426The Latest Crisis Management Tips From Around the WorldIn 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. Read more ›
  • Covid-19 and the Nine Habits of Trust: A Leadership Checklist

    March 24, 2020Dr John Blakey20200324Covid-19 and the Nine Habits of Trust: A Leadership Checklist

    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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  • Nine Leadership Habits for Navigating the Crisis

    March 16, 2020Dr John Blakey20200316Nine Leadership Habits for Navigating the Crisis 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? Stephen Covey ... Read more ›
  • Walking the Talk with the Nine Habits of Trust: Choosing to Be Humble at National Accident Law

    October 25, 2019Dr John Blakey20191025-70Walking the Talk with the Nine Habits of Trust: Choosing to Be Humble at National Accident Law

    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. In today’s blog we catch up with Lee Hamilton, Head of Portal at National Accident Law, and he tells us why habit No.6, choosing to be humble, makes such a difference.

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  • The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to Deliver for Bush & Co

    October 14, 2019Dr John Blakey20191025-50The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to Deliver for Bush & Co 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 ... Read more ›
  • The Times they are a-Changin: Diversity, Inclusion and the Nine Habits of Trust

    May 24, 2019Dr John Blakey20191025-30The Times they are a-Changin: Diversity, Inclusion and the Nine Habits of Trust The times they are a-changin. I couldn’t get the words of this old Bob Dylan song out of my head as I prepared for a recent conference keynote. In fact, they disturbed me so much that I was inspired to sing verses one and three at the beginning and the ... Read more ›
  • The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to be Open at SearchesUK

    September 4, 2019Dr John Blakey20191025-10The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to be Open at SearchesUK

    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. This training programme is an intensive course which pushes participants out of their comfort zones and allows them to really explore their potential.   We caught up with Hannah Banks from SearchesUK to hear about her experience:-

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  • The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to be Consistent at NAHL Group plc

    August 22, 2019Dr John Blakey20190401-270The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Choosing to be Consistent at NAHL Group plc 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 ... Read more ›
  • The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Walking the Talk with Russell Atkinson – CEO, NAHL Group plc

    August 15, 2019Dr John Blakey20190401-250The Nine Habits of Trust in Action: Walking the Talk with Russell Atkinson – CEO, NAHL Group plc 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? Our largest business is in personal injury, which is a sector ... Read more ›
  • Gallup Report: Trust is not a buzz word, it is the future of work

    February 18, 2019Dr John Blakey20190401-200Gallup Report: Trust is not a buzz word, it is the future of work

    Guest blog from Sharon Curry - Partner, Trusted Executive Foundation:-

    What brings on a personal crisis of trust?  It can happen in childhood, a careless parent, friend or worse.  Or in the teenage years, a vulnerability shared and betrayed.  It could come from a personal or professional naivety or a bad business experience. For me?  A combination of all.  Breaches of trust are as varied as the ensuing consequences. One thing is common to each however, the physical sensation, ranging from unease to outrage.  And when there is a global crisis of trust? Breaches by governments, corporations, our bosses or peers? The damage is immense. Collectively we are stifled, if not crushed.

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