28Quest is an independent leadership, coaching and performance improvement consultancy. We work with individuals, teams, businesses and organisations across the public, private and charity sectors to help them achieve their potential. Our approach is based on the steadfast belief that great leadership is the solution for all business or organisational issues. 28Quest is founded on the belief that there is always unlocked potential in everyone, every team and every business. It is about aiming high, shooting for the stars and the relentless pursuit of perfection that lies just around the corner, or just out of reach. After all, if we shoot for the stars and fall short we can still find ourselves in a different world. If we stand still, we are going backwards, merely surviving. If we grow, then we thrive and can achieve so much more than we ever thought possible.
Improving performance in any context begins with measurement and the creation of an effective process for learning from experience and implementing lessons.
Strategic and Operational Planning is about the day-to-day, weekly, monthly and yearly activity that follows the path of the organisation’s strategy.
Effective consulting uses observation, experience and evidence based analysis and reporting to identify opportunities for improvement.
Highly successful organisations use facilitation to access the expertise and experience that exists at all levels and encourage participation by all stakeholders.
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During our leadership development programmes, students are always interested in what books we recommend for them to deepen their understanding. Knowledge is power and it is important to keep learning as much as possible as we go through life, and is especially relevant when we are in a leadership role. If we take time to Read more about 5 Great Leadership Reads[…]
Respect rɪˈspɛkt/ noun: due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. e.g. “young people’s lack of respect for their parents” synonyms: due regard, consideration, thoughtfulness, attentiveness, politeness, courtesy, civility, deference; “he speaks to the old lady with respect”. Search for a definition of “respect” online and one of the options returned is “due regard for the Read more about Respect is Vital for Successful Leadership[…]
This month has seen the dramatic collapse of the UK’s 5th biggest airline, Monarch, leaving over 100,000 passengers stranded abroad and around 800,000 without the flights they have booked for the future. An expensive rescue operation is underway and it is too soon to say what will happen about all those future travel plans. The Read more about Are you the next Monarch Airlines?[…]
Each week something new and unusual comes out of the USA that leaves many of us scratching our heads in bemusement. Comedians are complaining that their joke writing can’t keep up with the rapidly changing headlines and stories and across the globe families are caught in a should we/shouldn’t we? dilemma about heading to the Read more about Where is the leadership in Trump vs Federal Judges?[…]
Waking up in the morning of Friday 24th June 2016, life in the UK had changed. How far that change will go is still very uncertain. There is talk of a second referendum, an Act of Parliament, MPs from the “Remain” areas (e.g. Scotland, Northern Ireland and London) blocking any moves to deliver on the Read more about BREXIT, Leadership and i3 Profiling[…]
The last few days have added a final piece to a train of thought about working with the youth of today that I felt it important to share. It all starts with a quote that will be all too familiar to most, either because it sums up your view of our current younger generation, or Read more about Working with the youth of today![…]
I first read Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” about 10 years ago and while it all made complete sense, the chapter I was most impressed with was the one on “Sharpening the Saw”, where Covey talks about the need to preserve and enhance ourselves as the most vital ingredient for our Read more about One of the habits of highly effective people[…]
A few things have happened over the last couple of weeks that have caused me to reflect on the responsibility that comes with leadership and leadership positions. I am in no doubt that leading others is a privilege, often linked to a role or position within an organisation or society and ratified by those that Read more about Leadership and Responsibility[…]
An article on the FT website highlighted the shift towards coaching and mentoring as a way of developing individuals, teams and wider organisations and reinforced my beliefs in coaching as an incredibly powerful tool. The article refers mostly to Executive Coaching and cites all of the major players in the coaching sector. It states that Read more about Coaching for Business Success – It’s Official[…]
So what is leadership and why is it so frightening to boardroom executives (and many others to be fair)? What is the difference between those closely linked areas of leadership and management and can one succeed without the other? I received an email recently that commented on the number of CEOs and senior managers that Read more about What is Leadership and Why Does It Matter?[…]