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How 360 degree feedback helps enhance your success as a leader
When used for developmental purposes (as opposed to performance appraisal) 360-degree feedback is the best way to gather useful and accurate feedback as a leader
Addressing the Major Barriers to Diversity in Executive and Senior Leadership
This blog explores how selection processes can block leaders from underrepresented groups from senior posts in recruitment or promotion.
Why is it so important that leaders are inclusive?
The Keynote was delivered by our founding Director, Professor Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe and…
New article – Effective leadership of hybrid teams
Despite the fact that most organisations have had some or all teams working in fully remote or hybrid ways nearly two years, there remains much uncertainty and lack of understanding of what kind of leadership is most successful in sustaining effective hybrid teams....
Real World Group CEO on HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers list 2021
HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers is an annual list that celebrates the most influential players in the field of people strategy. We are delighted that Real World Group CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe has made the prestigious list of 53 of HR’s most influential...
Understanding Leadership & Psychological Safety
The subject of "psychological safety" has arguably never been more popular in organisation & leadership development. It is defined by Professor Amy Edmondson of Harvard as "a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions,...
Real World Group is 20 years old!
We are very happy to announce that Real World Group is 20 years old this month! Given that University spin-out companies are notorious for not having a great survival rate, we are thrilled that we are still thriving 20 years later. Over the past two decades we have...
Prof Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe Keynote at the Universities HR Conference 2021
Real World Group's understanding of what effective leadership looks like has never been more important as leaders are charged with continuing to reshape our organisations through and beyond Covid. We are looking forward to sharing our expertise and thought leadership...
Becoming a Mindful Employer Events
You may not be familiar with Leeds Mindful Employer Network, but in an era of increased pressure on mental health at work, they are a great organisation to engage with. From 15th - 21st March they are hosting a week of virtual learning, inspiration and networking....
Five ways to remain an Engaging Leader through Covid and beyond
Many leaders are looking for guidance on how they can best support their teams during these unprecedented times. Here, Real World Group CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, shares five key insights into how leaders can remain effective and protect their own wellbeing....
Real World Group appoints new Board member as part of growth plan
Real World Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Hopwood to the Real World Group Board. Jim brings with him a wealth of experience in successfully scaling companies, as well as international mergers and acquisitions. With a career spanning information...
Why recruiting the best leaders is more important than ever
Many employers over the last few months have, understandably, pulled up the drawbridge on new hires. However, as we move into the next phase more and more organisations are starting to look ahead at how they will need to change and adapt in the medium and longer term,...
PPMA Webinar: Leading teams post-pandemic: how to thrive in the new normal
Real World Group CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, will be presenting a webinar for the Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) on Monday 22nd June. Organisations face the huge challenge now and over coming months of adapting to enormous transformation caused...
TLQ briefing video now available
Coaches who are accredited to apply the Real World Group TLQ 360 can now use an engaging and informative video to brief participants prior to launch. We are circulating the video with every new TLQ order. Please get in touch if you would like to review the video...
Leadership & Teamwork post-pandemic: Real World Group & TMS Development International webinar
Real World Group CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe and TMS Development International MD, Mark Gilroy will be sharing their predictions about and advice on leadership and teamworking into the future. Join us for the webinar on Wednesday 10 June at 13:00 BST for our latest...
From Stressed to Florishing – keynote at the PPMA Annual Conference 2019
The Keynote was delivered by our founding Director, Professor Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe and…
CFOs, COOs, CMOs – who makes the best CEO?
Unless you’re a founder, you are most likely looking to move into the CEO position after…
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – PPMA Conference 2019
We are delighted to announce that Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, Founding Director of Real World Group will be…
Real World Group at the British Quality Foundation Leadership Conference on March 28th in London
There is a wonderful speaker line-up, including our very own…
Learn more about the PLI through the Association of Coaching webinar with guest expert; Chief Executive of Real World Group, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe
The next complimentary Member-benefit webinar will also show how behaviour is…
Hitting the wall: why mindset matters when growth stalls and 5 tips to get it right
Rachel Hannan, Chair of Real World Group offers five tips for leaders on…
Grant Thornton unveils 2018 Faces of a Vibrant Economy featuring Rachel Hannan
We are delighted to reveal that that our chair, Rachel Hannan has been selected by…
Real World Group to support Forward Ladies National Awards
As a company committed to inclusion and diversity we’re delighted to once again support the…
The good, the bad and the downright overdue: the progress of women on Boards – and why we all have a role to play
Rachel Hannan, Chair, of Real World Group wrote an article a couple of weeks ago for HR Magazine, prompted by…
Levelling the playing field
It’s hard to believe in the 21st century, but there has been a significant, recent decline in the number of women in executive roles in FTSE 250 companies, and no progress among…
Rachel Hannan, chair of Real World Group explores; The good, the bad and the downright overdue for HR Magazine
The article takes a further look at why we should stop judging women and diverse leaders against outdated leadership criteria and…
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe speaking at Police North East Region Senior Leaders Forum
The leadership forum was hosted at West Yorkshire Police’s Training Centre of excellence. Deputy Police Constable for West Yorkshire Police…
Top 40 Business Women in Yorkshire
We are delighted to share the news that Real World Group’s Chair, Rachel Hannan has been featured once again in Insider Yorkshire Magazine as one of the 40 most significant women in Yorkshire business.
Five principles of high-performing teams
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe And Juliette Alban-Metcalfe explore the five principles of high-performing teams in Personnel Today.
Engaging Leadership – a better approach to leading a team?
CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe’s article in the Nursing Times explains how a specific approach to leadership, called Engaging Transformational Leadership, provides a framework for nursing leaders to rise to these challenges.
Successful Leadership: It’s not who you are, it’s what you do
CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe shares her thoughts on leadership in 2018 and beyond with Brewster Pratap’s Unique People Magazine.
How Can Organisations Take Ownership of Wellbeing?
Culture change around engagement and wellbeing starts with leaders and their behaviour. But it is also about individuals taking ownership and responsibility to create a climate that enhances employee mental health for everyone, as Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe explains in Personnel Today’s, Occupational Health & Wellbeing Magazine.
Real World Group to sponsor the Engage for Success Conference 2018
We’re proud sponsors of the Engage for Success conference held on the Thursday March 22nd 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe joins Great British Speakers Agency
Co-founder of Real World Group Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe joins the Great British Speakers selection.
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe – CEO, Real World Group to speak at Women’s Global Leadership Summit
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe – CEO, Real World Group to speak at Ashridge Executive Education and Hult International Business Schools, Women’s Global Leadership Summit, on the 2nd March 2018
Building Team Resilience Webinar with Juliette Alban-Metcalfe
You can now sign up for a free masterclass with Juliette Alban-Metcalfe and Forward Ladies.
NEW BOOK Launch, The Psychology of Ethnicity in Organisations with CEO, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe as contributing author
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe gives her insight into the challenges of career progression for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders, and how to overcome them.
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe joins Chartwell Speaker Agency
We are delighted to announce Chartwell Speakers now manage the speaker bookings of Real World Groups founding director; Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe.
Real World Group takes an honest look at integrity
The impact of the exposure of a lack of integrity on companies’ performance and reputation is well-publicised through cautionary tales such as the fallout from the “Greyball” software being exposed at Uber, and the impact of the emissions scandal at VW.
Real World Group feature in Personnel Today
The World Health Organization has called stress “the epidemic of the 21st Century”, and work-related stress is argued to be the major factor causing this phenomenon (Fink G, 2016).
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe will be speaking at EAWOP WorkLab in Riga, Latvia
Real World Group will be attending the 6th EAWOP WorkLab – Practitioner Skills Workshop on Organisational and Culture Change on the 2nd – 4th November, 2017, in Riga, Latvia.
Fleur Scott Joins Real World Group as Director of Consulting and Partnerships
We are delighted to announce that Fleur Scott has joined Real World Group as our Director of Consulting and Partnerships.
The Culture Advantage: Engaging Leadership
The Center for Business as an Agent for World Benefit, based at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is at the forefront of thinking and practise in enabling organisations to do well by doing good.
CIPD and FIFA Go Head to Head to Engage the Crowds
As HR Directors across the world continue to work hard on trying to find solutions for how the leaders with whom they work can best enhance employee engagement, the CIPD are keen to support them in this endeavour.
Organisations need to fundamentally rethink leadership to enable gender equality
With continued focus on the need to increase gender equality among senior positions in organisations, it is essential that organisations such as everywoman exist.
Real World Group Expands Engaging Leadership into New Territories
Recent times have seen the adoption of Real World Group’s TLQ into new countries overseas – namely Canada, Japan and now more widely in China.
Building on Evidence Base of Real World Group’s Unique Team 360 Instrument
Real World Group’s Engaging Team 360 is now available as a unique, true 360-degree instrument for teams to adopt.
Real World Group CEO Appointed as Associate Adjunct Professor in Australia
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, CEO of Real World Group, has been appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Real World Group at CIPD Centenary Conference 2013
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development Northern Branch, who celebrated with their most impressive conference so far at York Racecourse on 6th & 7th June.
Upcoming Presentations at Asia Pacific Congress on Health Leadership in Canberra
August sees the annual Asia Pacific Congress on Health Leadership, organised by the Australian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM), and hosted this year in Canberra from 28th to 30th August.
Leading the Way in Building Critical Knowledge of Effective Healthcare
The first, entitled “Changing the Culture of the NHS” (27th April) addresses the pressing needs of NHS Boards to know how to effectively respond to the Francis Report on the findings of the Mid-Staffs review of quality and care in the NHS.
Real World Group published in new book on Work and Occupational Psychology
The chapter, entitled “Career Development and Appraisal” focuses on the range of formal and informal approaches to career development and appraisal that organisations and individuals undertake, with a particular focus on diversity, potential bias, and operating in the new business climate.
New jewel of an article demonstrating the unique value of Real World Group’s diagnostics
The article, entitled, “Reliability of the leadership competencies and engaging leadership scale” describes new evidence of the impact of leader behaviour on employees’ wellbeing at work and positive attitudes to work.
Real World Group Appearing this Winter in Norway
Real World Group Founding Director, Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, will be taking Engaging Leadership to the Nordic Countries with a keynote speech at the HR Norge Conference to be held between 22nd and 24th January in Lillehammer, Norway.
Deepening our academic roots down under
This week sees the conclusion of another successful Australian trip by Real World Group Chief Executive, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, who has been visiting various Partners across the vast country.
Riding on the CREST of a wave
The importance of an engaging leadership culture across the emergency services has never been more apparent than now, in a time of significantly reduced resources and increased demands on service provision.
Governance and Leadership to be Scrutinised in Emerald Major International Conference
With many recent global corporate scandals coming to light in recent times, ranging from individual organisations to whole sectors, it is perhaps no surprise that governance is garnering increasing attention on the international stage. The international publishers of...