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Optimize Your Strengths – Use your leadership strengths to get the best out of you and your team

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Strengthscope® Handbook: Your guide to achieving success through optimizing strengths and reducing performance risks

Published Articles

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Executive Grapevine

A selection of articles on leadership, motivation and performance psychology written by our MD and leadership psychologist, James Brook.

Why Many Work-based Assessments Will Fail the Test

HR Zone

Many work-based assessments to hire and develop people are outdated and unlikely to stand the test of time as we move into a new digital age. We explore the trends and alternatives.

Do Business Leaders Need Charisma?

Director Magazine (IOD)

Is personal charm and charisma essential when steering a successful venture? Our MD and leadership psychologist, James Brook, argues that leaders don’t need to be charismatic to be successful.

5 Steps to Building a Thriving Tech Talent Ecosystem

Fast Company

A big part of the tech business battle is hiring and keeping the right people. Here’s how to make it happen for your company.

Motivational Talks

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James Brook, our founder and MD, is an engaging and accomplished motivational speaker and can be booked to deliver talks and presentations in the UK and internationally.

Events James has talked at include seminars, conferences, after-dinner events, away days and training events. James’ style is energizing and will inspire, educate and motivate your audience.

Some of the topics James speaks on include:

  • The mindset and habits of exceptional science, technology and engineering leaders
  • The biggest risk leaders face are their overdone strengths
  • Manage your energy as well as your time
  • From purpose to peak performance: How to achieve great results
  • Winning work cultures that inspire excellence
  • Boosting your motivation when it flags

Contact us to discuss your needs in more detail and to make a booking.