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  • Inclusion at Work: 6 Ways to Support LGBT+ History Month
    on February 8, 2021

    Here at Hive, we celebrate the people and movements which have helped make workplaces more diverse and equal. So, I’ve put pen to paper for my first blog to bring you some actionable advice on supporting a celebration I’m extremely passionate about: LGBT+ History Month. 🌈 LGBT+ history was commonplace in my childhood. I’m lucky

  • Hacking Gallup’s Q12—an Improved Alternative (For 2021)
    on January 14, 2021

    For years, Gallup’s Q12 has been the go-to question set for organisations that want to measure how engaged their people are. But because those questions have been around for such a long time—and things have changed a lot in that time—they’re a little outdated now.  But by understanding the purpose of each of Gallup’s Q12

  • Holiday Wishes From Team Hive and Their Dogs (Video Included)
    on December 17, 2020

    Table of Contents With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to wind down, organise our social bubbles, and stuff our faces alongside our loved ones (minus the sprouts, thanks!)—because that’s surely the ending to 2020 we all deserve. After what has been the most unconventional (and, quite-frankly, unwanted) year any of us will probably

  • What is a Good Employee Survey Response Rate?
    on December 9, 2020

    Employee survey response rate is one of those high-level metrics that there’s no escaping when running surveys—but what if we told you that there’s a lot more to it than just the number of people who’ve answered your questions? Since you’re reading this, that probably means you’re wondering whether your response rate is high enough

  • 10 Ideas for Virtual Work Christmas Parties and Remote Team Festivities
    on December 1, 2020

    Woah, wait, hold up! Before you cancel Christmas at work and become the official Ebenezer of Engagement, instead, why not go above and beyond to spread festive cheer after what has been a proper “bah humbug” of a year? We know it’s hard to think creatively right now—particularly if your organisation has been fighting for

  • How to Design Inclusive Employee Surveys (With One Expert Exercise)
    on November 25, 2020

    Answer this question honestly: who are your employee surveys designed for?  Are they designed for your HR team to take a temperature check on employee engagement levels?  Are they designed for your managers to be able to report and act on team feedback? Are they designed for your leaders to be able to track employee

TwentyOne Leadership Blog

A space for all our latest thoughts and materials on leadership from TwentyOne Leadership.

  • So, can we book our summer holiday?
    on February 22, 2021

    The subject of booking this year’s summer holiday made the news in the UK recently. With the transport minister stating it was too early to book anything and “The best advice to people is: do nothing The post So, can we book our summer holiday? appeared first on Twenty One.

  • The TwentyOne Principles of Leadership
    on February 18, 2021

    This is a question that we at TwentyOne Leadership have been asked since our earliest days. It led to the creation of the TwentyOne Guiding Principles of Leadership. These are twentyone practises that, if you The post The TwentyOne Principles of Leadership appeared first on Twenty One.

  • Is it time to stop moaning?
    on February 15, 2021

    Last week the chairman of a global brand hit the front page of the Financial Times after telling employees to ‘stop moaning’ about the pandemic and to stop ‘playing the victim card’. The pandemic has The post Is it time to stop moaning? appeared first on Twenty One.

  • 3 key questions that all leadership teams should answer together
    on February 2, 2021

    “Building a visionary company requires 1 % vision and 99 % alignment. – Jim Collins and Jerry Porra Why strategic alignment is important As I write this, many of our client organisations are heading into The post 3 key questions that all leadership teams should answer together appeared first on Twenty One.

  • Talent and Culture – who you promote tells the story of what’s really valued in your business
    on February 1, 2021

    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Imagine an organisation whose corporate values include ‘respecting others’ and ‘allowing freedom to succeed’. Imagine that organisation promoted a The post Talent and Culture – who you promote tells the story of what’s really valued in your business appeared first on Twenty One.