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About Obi James

I specialise in facilitating shared leadership, helping leaders, teams and groups achieve better, sustainable results by transforming HOW they work together to ensure that they maximise their resources. I have 15 years experience of successfully designing and delivering people, leadership and team development programmes to hundreds of business leaders and teams across large multinational organisations like Deloitte, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Northern Trust. My experiences taught me that when high-performing individuals come together, they often do not make high-performing teams. Competition, unhealthy conflict and lack of alignment get in the way of collaboration, effective decision-making, productivity and client service. Since setting up my consultancy firm in 2010, I have studied neuroleadership, deepening my understanding of the neuroscience of collaboration, decision making, and change management. I am a Certified Team Performance Coach and a Certified Organisational and Relationship Systems Coach through CRR Global. In 2015, I joined CRR Global's Faculty and now train leaders, HR professionals and coaches on systemic thinking and team dynamics, helping them to transform their organisational cultures. In addition to facilitating a number of team development journeys at any given time, I am also an Organisational Development & Quality Improvement Coach for the NHS developing their leaders, in-house coaches and teams so they can work better together to unpick challenges, get joy back in their workplaces and cope with the demands of the public and the government. My other clients include various executives and teams within organisations such as the Mayor of London’s teams, Bloomberg, TSB, Barclays, Lloyds, Farfetch, Save the Children and Royal African Society. My big dream is to build a network of systems-inspired leaders and change agents that will create sustainable change in Africa, helping the continent to maximise its vast resources.

5 Signs You are Living Someone Else’s Dream

"I think I'm living my father's dream". That's the response I got from Danny*, a Senior Vice President in Asset Management, when I asked his reason for signing up to our structured Career Change Programme. That's no [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00August 12th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Signs You are Living Someone Else’s Dream

The Real Reason You Procrastinate And How to Stop!

It's June 2015. Half the year is nearly gone. Like most people, you probably set some intentions at the start of the year. Let’s check in. How are you doing? Are there goals you have [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Real Reason You Procrastinate And How to Stop!

Is Conflict Avoidance Holding Your Team Back?

Are you getting increasingly frustrated by impromptu interruptions by team members who want to have a rant about other team members. You may be thinking this is clearly not what you signed up for. You [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00April 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Is Conflict Avoidance Holding Your Team Back?

The Managers Survival Guide to Bonus Week

Wall Street banks are filled with anxious employees this week. I know this because I have spoken to a number of them and I used to be one of them. I remember those days clearly. [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00February 10th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Managers Survival Guide to Bonus Week

Is Your Team Destined to Fail?

You be the judge. Neuroscience teaches us that the human brain is a social brain. We are motivated by relationships, communication and collaboration.However, a lot of us are also motivated by status. In most organisations, [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00January 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Is Your Team Destined to Fail?

How Effective Are Techniques Employed in Team Building Exercises?

Companies actively engage in various team building exercises in a bid to improve productivity of employees, but how effective are the techniques employed?According to our Founder, Obi James, "Team building activities most certainly boost productivity. [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:50+00:00November 4th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on How Effective Are Techniques Employed in Team Building Exercises?

Are You Crushing or Boosting Your Employee Morale?

Ever come out of a meeting with your team wondering how you managed to zap and squash their enthusiasm? Ever been on the receiving end of such a demoralising meeting?  One of my clients (let’s [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:51+00:00October 10th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Are You Crushing or Boosting Your Employee Morale?

Are Your Virtual Team Members Truly Connected?

Having recently spent the day reconnecting with fellow Co-active Coaches at the European Co-Active Community Day in London, I was once again reminded of the value of face-to-face interaction particularly for team members who work [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:23:51+00:00May 13th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Are Your Virtual Team Members Truly Connected?

Why You Get Triggered At Work And How To Stay Calm

Aaarggghhhh! We all get triggered. The difference between one successful professional and another can lie simply in the way they deal with pressure and their ability to stay cool when triggered. According to George [...]

By |2019-04-12T04:52:18+00:00April 4th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Get Triggered At Work And How To Stay Calm
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