Leading Diverse (Thinking) Teams

What do an expert in wound healing, a leading veterinary surgeon, and a specialist in theatrical makeup have in common? Together they were able to produce a breakthrough product intended to prevent infections associated with surgery for the company 3M....
Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Storytelling, Storytelling, Teams, Teams and teamwork

“I’m here to get it right and not be right”

Building safe workplaces By Nikki Brown & Marcus de Courtenay Download PDF In a poll run by RightTrack, a UK-based people consultancy, 55% of people said they were too scared to talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace because...
Marcus de Courtenay
Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Learning and Development, Psychological Safety, Self Leadership, Storytelling

How to Influence Psychological Safety from the Bottom Up

When your leaders think they’re providing psych safety, but they’re not, how can we have that conversation? The notion of psychological safety in the workplace has gained a welcome rise in prominence over recent years. It’s a regular topic of...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Conscious leadership, Culture, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Psychological Safety, Storytelling, Teams

Psychological Safety: The Magic Recipe

“Today’s leaders must be willing to take on the job of driving fear out of the organisation to create the conditions for learning, innovation, and growth.” – Amy Edmondson You may recall the terrible tragedy of the Boeing 737 MAX...
Gretel Bakker & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Strategy, Teams

Headwinds and Tailwinds

If you’re serious about diversity and inclusion, pay attention to the winds. Many of us have experienced exclusion at some point in our lives – a time we felt the acute pain of being overlooked, underestimated, or belittled. If we’re...
Dr. Natasha Budd
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Strategy, Teams

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Shift is a Learning Shift

The case for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in organisations has been made extensively. To start, in our practice at Performance Frontiers we see it as the right thing to do on a human level. We are also seeing that...
Laura Clemesha & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Teams