Which questions should interviewees ask?

Supporting candidates preparing for new leadership roles…

Interview focus is inevitably on the candidate and their answers, but it’s critical for interviewees to ask questions that delve beneath job descriptions, examine institutional commitment plus the resource capability to deliver on future strategies and stated organisational ambitions.


The Canadian higher education context

Preparing briefings on the Canadian Higher Education context for the LFHE’s Top Management Programme International Assignment, based in Toronto, later this month.

The cohort will have discussions with a wide range of institutions, meeting leadership teams from Toronto, York and Ryerson Universities, plus Seneca College, Sheridan College and George Brown College of Art and Design.

Talent management challenge

Exploring key themes emerging from recent higher education discussions…

Consistently arising topics include the challenge, opportunities and pitfalls of organisational talent management, plus the step change required to move from ‘member of executive team’ to ‘institutional leader’.

Henley Business School: Exploration of coaching practice

Continued reflections on person-centred coaching and its application within individual leadership and team leadership settings.  Exploring Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural techniques and linguistics as part of coaching practice within a higher education context.

Facilitating the Aurora ‘Power and Politics’ day, in London

The LFHE Aurora programme aims to develop future leaders for higher education. During the Power and Politics day, participants gain an understanding of institutional power and politics; develop insight into the political systems within their own organisation; explore personal positioning, influence and negotiation and consider a priority plan for their future development and actions.  It’s a privilege to work with such inspirational colleagues from across the higher education sector.  Now looking forward to planning and preparing cycle 5 of the Aurora programme, starting in October 2017.

Denmark and Sweden: higher education exploration

Just back from a fascinating exploration of higher education leadership practice in Denmark and Sweden, as part of the LFHE’s Top Management Programme. Meetings with colleagues from widely differing institutions including the University of Copenhagen (founded in 1479), The Danish Technical University, Copenhagen Business Academy, Roskilde University (founded in 1972 to “challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge”), Lund University and Malmo University (Malmo University is currently a university college, but will become a full university on 1st January 2018).

Exploring One-to-One Coaching at Henley Business School

Two intriguing days completed at Henley Business School, investigating solution-focused approaches and techniques for one to one coaching engagements. Considering the application of this to the development of effective leadership.


Celebrating 10 Years of Stamp Consulting

Celebrating ten years of Stamp Consulting. It’s been a journey of discovery working with so many organisations in higher education and beyond, in the UK and further afield. The world is a very different place, now, but the search to find strategic solutions to tough sector challenges remains as exciting as ever.


Welcome to my new website

I am delighted to welcome you to my new website. I’ve been working hard on producing a fresh, professional site that reflects the services that I offer my clients.