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We’re in the Director’s magazine this Month

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The “Director” magazine has been published and we get a mention alongside the Eden project in an article about corporate social responsibility. Here’s an extract:-

“Placing corporate responsibility at the heart of your business is, of course, a brilliant way of helping local communities in these challenging times. But did you know it can also boost your books? We spoke to three companies reaping the benefits

A year after the 1981 riots in Toxteth and Brixton, the UK was suffering high unemployment and inner-city unrest. These events informed the creation of Business in the Community (BITC), a business charity dedicated to regenerating local economies. Its slogan was “healthy back streets make for healthy high streets”.

“Following the riots businesses realised that what happens in the community impacts on them,” says Andy Melia, CommunityMark manager at BITC. “They understood that working with communities is a sensible and responsible way to do business and that it has benefits for them as an organisation.”

Mark Goyder, founder director of business-led thinktank Tomorrow’s Company, believes that some of the reasons that led to the launch of BITC are resurfacing. “There is a danger of a growing divide between business and society through a lack of trust. Look at the recent riots, the vandalism of Fortnum & Mason during the spending cuts protest or Rupert Murdoch being splattered with shaving foam. It is a symbol of people saying business stinks,” he says. The withdrawal of public funding from charities and community projects adds to the problem. “There is a big gap to be filled. Businesses are stepping up and saying we can make a contribution here,” he adds.”

For the full article on corporate social responsibility click here.

Take Part in ILM’s “First Time Manager” Research

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Call of the Wild have been asked by the ILM and  David Pardey, ILM’s Senior Manager, Research & Policy companies and individuals who are willing to take part in this new research projectThe project is to follow some newly appointed managers for their first three months in post, to find out what they find straightforward to deal with and what presents challenges or problems for them. This has not been done before and so there is no reliable research to help employers provide appropriate support and guidance for newly appointed first time managers. The challenge for ILM is to identify these new First Time Managers (FTM) as soon as they are appointed so that we can interview them just before they start in their new role and during their first 100 days.

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Our Blog in Top 50 Leadership Blogs

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Leading By Example‘, a US based blog, gives advice and tips on how to become an effective leaders and manage your team to success. They have identified the top 50 blogs in the world that they believe are up and coming authorities on the subject of leadership.

They have identified our blog as being one of those authorities on leadership and ranked us at 28 in the top 50 which is extremely pleasing.

For more informationon click on our  leadership blog.  Also visit our leadership development programmes and leadership articles within this  Call of the Wild website

The King’s Speech – Leadership Lessons

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The British film ‘The King’s Speech’ has swept the board at both the BAFTA’s and the Oscars this year picking up the Best Actor, Best Film and Best Director awards to name but a few. But are there any lessons for leaders in business to learn from the main characters in the film. I think there are significant lessons to learn such as can all leaders admit to their own shortcomings as leaders and not only admit to them but seek to rectify them. Also what about the power of self-confidence and self-belief in business?

Read On for more on the King’s Speech

Winner at Regional Business Awards 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards gala evening was held on 26th November at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Call of the Wild were delighted to be named by judges as the winner of the Leadership & Management in Business Award.

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Winner at Visit Wales National Awards 21.10.10

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

We are delighted to announce that on 21st October 2010 we won the prestigious Business Tourism Award at the Visit Wales National Tourism Awards 2010. Read On>>

Shortlisted in National Awards

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Call of the Wild have been shortlisted in the categories Best Team and Best for Business Tourism at the Visit Wales National Awards.

Visit Wales National Awards

Pippa Davies Working with Call of the Wild

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Call of the Wild is delighted to announce that we are now working with Pippa Davies. We have always placed a great deal of emphasis on offering our clients the opportunity to work with world-class experts and Pippa certainly matches this description.

She is a very well known and respected psychologist and author who specializes in effective communication and influencing skills within a business context.

Her list of clients includes: The John Lewis Partnership, Selfridges, Levis, Tesco and Lloyds of London. She has coached two prime ministers and several cabinet members (on both sides of the political divide) and many Corporate Board Directors.

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New Mental Toughness Workshops

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Call of the Wild is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership in excellence with Rossett based AQR Ltd. This places Call of the Wild at the leading edge of thinking around the development of people and organisations at all levels and at all ages.

Mental toughness is the quality which determines in large part how individuals respond to stress, pressure, and to challenge irrespective of the prevailing circumstances. For instance it is possible to place two individuals into the same working environment and to observe that one succumbs to the pressures of stress and performance poorly and the other thrives and achieves high performance. The difference can be explained through the concept of mental toughness.

We are due to deliver the first workshop to John Lewis in August.

For more information on our mental toughness workshops click here.

New Range of ILM Programmes

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Take a look at our new range of Institute of Leadership and Management programmes which have just this week been signed off by the ILM. We can now offer a full range of ILM awards and certificates which are suitable for all staff whether it be on the subject of team leading, leadership and management.

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"Experience plus reflection equals learning" - John Dewey