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About Obi James

I am a culture change consultant and executive coach who specialises in creating a culture of shared leadership within organisations - often starting by employing my VIBE methodology to help leadership teams align around their vision, identity, behaviors and engagement - of all stakeholders, but most importantly of their people. I strongly believe that your leaders and leadership team's ways of working with one another shape your culture. With 15 years’ experience of successfully developing leaders, teams and organisations such as NHS, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Greater London Authority, National Grid and Northern Trust, my methods have been designed to drive inclusion so that organisations can get the best out of their people and unleash the power of the collective - not just that of individuals. By pooling individual capabilites, my team and I strengthen workplace relationships leading to more effective communication, decision-making and collaboration - as all voices (particularly the marginalised ones who often deliver greater insight, creativity and innovation) are re-engaged and empowered to challenge the status quo.

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Who do you have in your team? Across your organisation? Are they defined by the roles they were assigned in your pre-Covid days? How much needed wisdom, talent and creativity are you marginalising by not [...]

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FRUSTRATING INTERACTIONS

As we adjust to these trying times, many people are recognising that this journey is a marathon, not a sprint. That can come with some frustration. As a result, some teams have reported an increase [...]

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COVID-19 AND STAFF WELLBEING

These are challenging times for many people. For teams that are not very open to vulnerability and emotions, some members push themselves to show up as strong - even when they are really struggling. Please, [...]

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HOW IS YOUR SUCCESSION PLAN?

Like Boris Johnson, other leaders have recently been forced to step back as a result of Covid-19. Some businesses have been more prepared for this change and ambiguity than others. Succession planning featured in my [...]

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SURVIVOR GUILT

Just because someone's job or life is seemingly unaffected by Covid-19 doesn't mean that they are okay. In recent work with individuals and teams, I have spoken to a number of people who feel that [...]

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HAVE YOU ASKED FOR OPEN FEEDBACK?

Anonymous surveys like 360 multi-raters and employee engagement surveys mean that organisations have come a long way when it comes to getting feedback from their people. As a certified facilitator of a range of assessments, [...]

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