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How developing a Reflective Practice will enhance your Leadership impact

Posted May 24th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News
  “We had the experience – but missed the meaning”          T.S Eliot


Leadership can often be confused with a level of seniority, a role or a title, but in fact the work of leading is about influencing people and processes in the service of accomplishing a collective aim or group goal.  It is about creating results that benefit the organisation’s stakeholders. Read More

A Reflection for International Coaching Week

Posted May 10th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News
Fire By Judy Brown

What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space. Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight can douse the flames almost as surely as a pail of water would. Read More

Hiring Lessons from Google!

Posted March 26th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

One of our recent guest speakers at Praesta, Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence, recently tweeted a link to a Washington Post article on what Google have discovered about their most successful hires.   Read More

The power and the importance of trust: Judith E. Glaser

Posted February 14th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

Late last year we had the privilege of sharing a conversation with Judith E. Glaser, author and organisational anthropologist who spent 35 years working with neuroscientific research about how our brains work when we are in conversation with each other. Her work is termed ‘Conversational Intelligence’®.  In 2016 it was selected by Forbes as one of the top trends in business, and in 2017 Microsoft identified it as a ‘century game changer’. Read More

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Posted January 29th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

For the past couple of years we, at Praesta, have posted a methodology for thinking through and planning a new year (ref Creating 2018) and in contemplating this for myself, I am drawn to Clayton Christensen’s article in the July 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review entitled: “How will you measure your life?”  Christensen is a teacher at Harvard’s Business School and author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. Read More

Sometimes by Sheenagh Pugh

Posted December 20th, 2017 by Praesta Team in Latest News




 Sometimes things don’t go, after all,

from bad to worse.  Some years,  muscadel 

Faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail;

Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

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