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So you messed up. So what?

September 11, 2019

In the age of bluster, having the courage to own your mistakes can be a positive strength, say Matt Hunt, Juliet Taylor and Matt Stevenson-Dodd. We got cocky, we thought anything we did would work’. Last month on Channel 4, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was filmed breaking down in tears about how his restaurant business […]

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Trust and Transparency

July 15, 2019

In 2019, society faces vast problems: poverty, environmental destruction, people feeling disenfranchised. Such complex issues cannot be solved by one sector acting alone, or by using the simplistic ‘cause and effect’ paradigms of old. At the same time, in our digital age, organisations and leaders have greater professional and personal exposure. The days of automatic […]

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What does an era of scrutiny and ready criticism mean for leadership?

July 3, 2019

This is an unprecedented moment in time, where the old rules no longer apply. We live in an age characterised by an urgent need to solve the complex economic, social and environmental issues that face our society. With an apparently increased breakdown of trust in senior public figures, the media is full of stories suggestive […]

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Charity Awards 2019

June 6, 2019

What an inspiring evening we all had at The Charity Awards 2019. We were interested to see the 28 shortlisted charities coming from a really diverse field – not dominated by the larger charities and household brands that we all know. It is easy to forget how broad the sector really is and what an […]

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Five ways to attract, retain, motivate and develop Millennial Leaders

May 29, 2019

Starfish Search welcomes contributions from partners and other organisations. Millennials are the leaders and workers of today and by 2020 they will make up the majority of the global workforce. In this article the author Simon Barrington outlines for Starfish Search the attributes of this generation of leaders and what that means for future leadership […]

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Starfish Search launches Interim Talent Practice

May 15, 2019

Starfish Search is delighted to welcome Catherine Kift as Director and Head of Interim Talent to the team. She brings 14 years’ experience in the field of leadership recruitment with particular expertise in engaging talented senior interim appointees. Catherine has worked across a very broad range of sectors and disciplines at board level and brings […]

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Starfish Launches

March 6, 2019

We’re delighted to launch Starfish, a brand new board level search firm with purpose. We know there are as many senior, skilled people out there who want to take their social conscience to work as there are organisations looking for them, whatever the sector. Our job is to bring them together. We’re focused on exceptional […]

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Practice-based learning for leaders

March 5, 2019

We really like the New Chief Executive’s Programme, held by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. It offers a high-quality learning experience that empowers new chief executives to lead with confidence. This highly participative programme has been designed to provide in-depth professional development opportunities at a pace to suit busy chief executives. The programme is divided […]

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