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Futures Coaching

"The presence of a personal guide can not only help us see things we haven't seen before, but also allows us to think differently - to revisit long held views or biases, or to shift our perspective in ways we hadn't envisaged."...

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The unseen role models that inspire women leaders

At 18-months old, my daughter is a playful, curious, vocal tot who loves to boldly crash her way around the kitchen with her walker, offer regular cuddles to her soft toys and with focused concentration build her stickle brick structures.  She is (of course especially in my eyes), totally adorable with a winning smile, regularly told by everyone that she is cute, and validated for being clever.  ...

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Are you wilfully blind to your own life?

In her fabulous book, Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan says “we choose, sometimes consciously but mostly not, to remain unseeing in situations where we could know, and should know, but don’t know because it makes us feel better not to know.”...

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Confidence is a gendered word

In the wake of the latest reporting, firms are likely looking yet again at how to solve the ‘women’s issue’. An important message in this article is that the “women need to be more confident” message is an outdated myth. ...

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Celebrating the difference women leaders bring

On International Women’s Day, we wanted to share our commitment to supporting women leaders.  Our passion is to see more women leading ‘their way’, with purpose and presence, to achieve their greatest goals and aspirations. ...

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Strategies for the next generation of female executives

Thank you, Korn Ferry for this insightful female CEO profiling report,  ‘Women CEO’s Speak. Strategies for the next generation of female executives and how companies can pave the road.’ There is so much in here that organisations can take away and action.  ...

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Creating contagion in a global transformation

In this final video of our series, Nicola Parton describes how she and her team worked with WDI Consulting to deepen their personal connection with the team throughout the change process – enabling them to build trust and encourage people to ‘test and learn’ new behaviours before the introduction of hard measures. This reduced the ‘anxiety in the system’ and Nicola outlines some of the fabulous results they achieved.

Nicola Parton is Group Managing Director, Head P&C Business Management, Swiss Reinsurance.

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Balancing drive for results and relationships in a global transformation

In this second video of our series on leading a successful global transformation, Nicola Parton continues to talk personally about her experience and in so doing demonstrates one of WDI Consulting’s underpinning beliefs, that change leadership is not about driving for results or engaging sensitively with your people – it is about doing both.

Nicola Parton is Group Managing Director, Head P&C Business Management, Swiss Reinsurance.

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Starting with the ‘why’ when leading a successful global transformation

In this first video of our series on leading a successful global transformation, our valued client, Nicola Parton discusses the importance of having a clear purpose for the change and ensuring that others know why it matters to them.  Nicola and her Swiss Re leadership team were all experts in their claims field.  However they had some uncertainty and vulnerability about embarking on a global change programme, so they invited WDI Consulting to advise and support them throughout the process.

Nicola has recently been promoted to Group Managing Director P&C Business Management, Swiss Reinsurance where we are sure she will continue to drive for results whilst engaging and involving her people.

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#BBCDad: If he was a woman, would it have gone viral?

The changing world of work is placing higher demands on us all and the typical reaction we observe is that many people try to cope by pushing themselves harder and doing more. Unfortunately, with that they experience the detrimental physical and mental effects associated with working longer hours and feeling out of control. ...

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