Upon Webfairs

Upon Webfairs

​Upon is a new leaders programme, designed to grow the UK’s talent pool of future Directors of Children’s Services, and also help recently appointed Directors thrive in their new roles. Supported by the Department for Education, it’s co-created and delivered by a...
Spotting the Signs of Dysfunction in a Hybrid Team

Spotting the Signs of Dysfunction in a Hybrid Team

The below article featured in The MJ magazine. The move to hybrid working has resulted in a seismic shift in working practices, the greatest we have seen in the past 20 years. But as Frazer Thouard asks, how will new leaders perform in this alternative way...
New Panel Readiness Workshop

New Panel Readiness Workshop

Paula McDonald, NED and Trustee and ex Cabinet Office, a Judicial Appointments Panel Chair, Vice Chair of Youth First, Board Trustee with New Horizon Youth Centre and Mark Powell, Head of GatenbySanderson’s Leadership and Talent Consultancy talk about the development...
An Essential Skill: Ideation and Creative Thinking

An Essential Skill: Ideation and Creative Thinking

Albert Einstein once said, ‘Creativity is intelligence having fun’ but we often hear leaders say, ‘I’m not creative’ or ‘we don’t have the time to be creative’. Ideation and Creative Thinking is a learnable skill, and an essential skill for leaders to possess, during...