Insights from our Executive Roundtable

What is culture and what is its impact on organisations? This was the discussion theme for Blacklight’s Round-table Dinner held recently. Our guests included senior leaders from a host of notable businesses and distinguished representatives from academia. The backdrop was a stunning view of the sparkling Thames bordered by the historic white walls of Shakespeare’s…

Storms

In the midst of the hot weather engulfing the UK this summer we are becoming accustomed to a new volatile weather phenomenon particularly characteristic at night: the electric storm. Formerly, a feature of evenings in balmy climes, we now have our own domestic version of this tempest fit with rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds.…

Mental health awareness week 2019

The theme of mental health awareness week 2019 is body image. Poor image affects mental wellbeing and this, in turn, can impact people’s ability to perform at work. The big question is, what can employers do to raise awareness and engage with mental health issues? And not just this week but every week and day…

What does the future want right now?

Unquestionably spring has arrived. Look at the parks and gardens: blossom, buds, weeds and all evidence of life as the sunshine triggers growth. As a response, we sow seeds, plant bulbs, prune, cut grass, add fertiliser, clean ponds: the garden centres get inundated. We are hopeful our efforts and designs will pay dividends as the…

The Unconscious at Work

Ajit Menon contributed to the second edition of The Unconscious at Work. His chapter is entitled Beyond the individual; reframing blame and responsibility for ‘rogue’ behaviour in the financial services industry. The chapter explores the influences of behaviour for those in the industry from an individual, organisational and societal level. It also outlines implications for…

Cookery school

We believe that by immersing our clients in simulated situations we’re able to create a microcosm of their organisations, from which we can extract real insight. We use this immersive approach as part of ongoing engagements. We work with a fantastic, sustainable cookery school to create a cooking experience through which teams and leaders can…

Leapfrog C-Suite video

Understanding your own leadership style and the effect it has on your organisation is a key component in becoming a successful leader. We have partnered with LeapFrog Investments to develop C-Suite talent within their portfolio companies, equipping them with the skills needed to lead their organisations into the future. Over three days we worked with…