Leading the way to a more diverse and inclusive future in consumer-facing industries

The drive to improve workplace equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an increasing priority for companies across the broad-ranging hospitality, travel and leisure sector. It’s a commitment that’s deeply shared by Redgrave.   To explore how consumer-facing businesses can turn this aspiration into reality, I interviewed Tea Colaianni, a passionate EDI advocate and leader who […]

Culture Matters: The Impact of Workplace Culture on Performance

Foreword When I think about workplace culture, I am reminded of the famous quote from legendary management consultant Peter Drucker – “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. There is much truth to this. A business may have the most brilliantly conceived strategy, but without the right culture – one that supports its people to deliver their […]

The importance of effective leadership teams

Coloured steps demonstrating layers in a leadership team

Business success is rarely a product of individual genius and wisdom. More often it comes from the collaborative synergy of highly effective teams. Years of substantive research have consistently drawn a solid connection between an organisation’s performance and the effectiveness of its leadership team. These insights highlight the importance of fostering teamwork, especially at the […]

Unleashing the power of introverted leadership

Coloured tiles

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to work with, and for, a diverse range of leaders, each of whom possess unique traits and approaches to leadership. One of many lessons to come from this experience is the realisation that great leaders can emerge from very different backgrounds and can have very different styles […]

The importance of investing in people: prioritising kindness in the workplace

Rows of colourful umbrellas demonstrating culture

In the fast-paced and highly competitive world of business, companies that foster a positive culture, and prioritise kindness towards their employees have a clear advantage. Building effective teams goes beyond just assembling talented individuals. It requires a deliberate focus on cultivating a strong culture that values kindness, empathy, and support. When employees feel a sense […]

Pride Month – what does it mean to you?

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Pride is an important event for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, while remembering those who have fought for LGBTQ+ equality. However, there is still much work to be done. LGBTQ+ people continue to face discrimination in many areas […]

Are we still talking about Covid?

Street in the UK, with the British flag

It’s been three years since the first lockdown in the UK. I often look back to those times with mixed emotions, ranging from optimistic to taxing. It was a time where the word ‘uncertainty’ was given its full credit. So why bring it up yet again? Isn’t everyone tired of talking about those ‘unprecedented times’? […]

The evolution of leadership talent

In what continues to be an unpredictable and ever-changing political and corporate environment, forward-looking business leaders need to constantly think about what they need to do to remain competitive and relevant. One of the biggest priorities in achieving this is having the right mix of leadership qualities and skills and capabilities needed to drive business […]

Leadership Lessons: What professional sports taught me

How sport taught me about culture, friendship, family and tradition – although I didn’t realise at the time just how important those lessons would be. It was 1999 in Clermont Ferrand in France. I was playing rugby for one of Europe’s biggest clubs called Clermont Auvergne, just having retired from international rugby following the 1999 […]