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‘Sarcasm is holding me back? Yeah, right!’ Overcoming a hidden hurdle to leadership

For many of us, sarcasm isn't so much a character trait as a cultural norm. It underpins huge amounts of our humour. And nothing brings people together like a good laugh, right?

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

There's more to heart than being 'nice': Why discomfort is vital to growth

We know very well that discomfort is part of the parcel of character development. And it doesn't always feel 'nice'. In fact, some behaviours we might think of as 'nice' are actually manifestations of fear and pride...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

Navigating the matrix: Using Heartstyles to leverage organisational structure

Most businesses understand the importance of aligning their structure to their strategy. But structure doesn't just shape the org chart - it also shapes people...

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Reaching your peak: Heartstyles and the great outdoors

At Heartstyles, we know just how big a role our environment plays in shaping the way we think, feel and behave. That's no surprise given that our co-founder, Stephen Klemich, draws so much of his inspiration from nature...

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

How does Heartstyles help leaders?

Whether an organisation is fairly flat or more hierarchically structured, the behaviour of its leaders will inform the way everyone operates...

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Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

The influences on today's workplace

Demographic shift means employers often have three, or even four generations working side by side within their organisations. To bring out the best in all of them, it's vital to understand how the norms of their respective eras have shaped their attitudes - and the way they work.

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Carly Morgan – UK Client Relationship Director

Taking responsibility to heart: Why culture holds the key to transforming financial services

In the coming years, the winners in the finance space will be those who can learn from the past to meet the demands of the future. Merely complying with regulations won’t be enough. Instead, organisations will need to look to their cultures as an engine of transformation. Here we explore why change is needed and what it’s likely to look like…

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

How do leaders create safe places?

We believe the number one principle for a leader is to create a safe place. Effective leaders breathe life into the environment by making it a safe place for team members to express opinions and ideas, to disagree and push back...

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

Why should leaders be teachable?

I believe a really important principle in leadership is being teachable. Effective leaders are humble, self-aware and willing to learn from others—no matter their age or position.

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist