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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.

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?
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