Zoë Blake – Solving Intractable Problems based on Adam Kahane’s talk at the RSA

From the Archives At a friend’s instigation, I attended an evening event at the RSA. Modestly entitled ‘How to Change the Future’, the lecture promised to tackle ‘How we solve the seemingly intractable economic, social and environmental challenges we face in the 21st century’. Frankly cynical after a long day, I could hear my sofa calling. Having read and enjoyed [...]

2018-02-20T10:57:04+01:00July 31st, 2017|Communication, Development|

Zoë Blake – The Real Potential of Non-Executive Directors

First Flight is a search and selection consultancy specializing in recruiting Non-Executive Directors and Chairs. They have successfully completed in the region of 170 non-executive directors' assignments across all sectors – clients include AIM listed and FTSE fledgling companies, unquoted companies, mutuals, Friendly Societies, SMEs, growth companies, family-owned companies, investment trusts, not-for-profit organisations, UK subsidiaries of multinationals and angel/VC/PE-backed companies. Chris [...]

2018-02-20T10:59:44+01:00July 31st, 2017|Development, Non-Executive Directors|

Anne Isaacs – ‘Career transition’ or ‘outplacement’ – it’s all about change!

What was once more commonly known as outplacement is now increasingly being referred to as career transition. The latter more accurately describes the process as it focuses on the future, inherently enshrines the concept of change and implies that this is a journey, and not an event. Whatever the specific reason that people find themselves seeking alternative roles in their professional life, [...]

2018-02-20T11:01:21+01:00July 31st, 2017|Career Transition, Development, Outplacement|

Jo Larbie and John Renz – How to make a Successful Transition to Partner and Owner of your Firm

Making partner is not an end in itself but the first step in what one hopes will be a rewarding role and a happy personal and professional experience. Many firms now have quite sophisticated (or protracted at least) selection processes to admit new partners, and these processes often allow candidates to learn more about themselves and how they wish to [...]