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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...

Author

Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Leadership Team

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…

Author

Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Culture Team Leadership

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...

Author

Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

Leadership Team Culture

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.

Author

Carly Morgan – UK Client Relationship Director

Developing Leadership Team Wellness Character Approval seeking

Why striving/perfectionism gets in the way of self-growth

In our modern world, it can seem that high paced action is rewarded. Do more. Be more. Have more. Striving can be how we prove to the world that we’re 'good enough.' But this also comes with a price...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

Team Wellness Striving Authentic Transforming

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...

Author

Stephen Klemich – Founder

Stories Leadership Team Striving Competitive

Getting it out in the open: Heartstyles' experiential outdoor programmes

Co-founded by an experienced mountaineer, natural settings have been a big part of Heartstyles from the very beginning. But the outdoors doesn't just inform our thinking - we actually use it as a development tool...

Author

Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

Team

The roots of distrust run deep

Ronald was one of the youngest Development Directors in the company—brilliant at what he did, well respected by management, loved by his team of direct reports, but disliked intensely by his peers in the leadership team. Why?

Author

Stephen Klemich – Founder

Leadership Team Competitive Stories

Locked in by loyalty

John was a breath of fresh air. Over the years he formed deep attachments across the business and the management team had become dependent on his support. When it approached the natural time for John to spread his wings it became a deeply emotional situation. Stephen Klemich shares John's story and explores how a positive attachment to what was wanted, got in the way of what was needed.

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

Stories Team Relating Culture Avoiding

True leadership minus the sarcasm

“But I am the way I am because I care—what’s wrong with that?” Stephen Klemich unpacks Jamie's story, and how sarcasm was putting the brakes on his relationships, both at work and closer to home.

Author

Stephen Klemich – Founder

Sarcasm Leadership Stories Team

The subtle dangers of an over-protective leader

Dr. Mara Klemich shares how even the best of intentions needs to be appropriately focused and how a 'once size fits all' approach can be limiting...

Author

Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

Authentic Team Stories Dependent Coaching Avoiding Striving Leadership Culture

From managing the employee experience to managing the employee lifestyle experience

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone differently. What do organisations do when a contingency plan of ‘expect the unexpected’ falls short of offering practical advice for employees on how to deal with the crisis at hand?

Author

Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Culture Leadership Team Wellness