Building Barclays' Next Generation of Leaders
At Potentialife we help executives, managers and front-line staff to develop positive leadership habits, in order to flourish in a rapidly changing world. With our global reach you have access to leadership best practices wherever you are. Our programs draw extensively on Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, and are delivered while on-the-job. In short, we help people practice new leadership behaviors and make new leadership habits in the process.
Angus’ interest in leadership came from his astonishment at the diversity of leadership profiles he saw in clients and colleagues during his 20 year career in management consulting. At McKinsey & Company, he both led the Strategy Practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing the work of over 1,000 colleagues, as well the Firm’s Partner Leadership Development function globally, where he helped to design and implement intervention programs to foster the development of leadership behaviors of 1500 fellow Firm Partners.
Tal is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into more than 25 languages. He also taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard University's history on “Positive Psychology” and "The Psychology of Leadership" with a total of over 1,400 students. He has consulted and lectured around the world to executives on topics including leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness.
"The most striking thing is that Potentialife has evoked more passion in individuals than I've seen many development interventions do in my career."
Mike Cooper, CEO, Yodel
"Other programs tried to change what I think. Potentialife has changed what I do."
Eva Gush, Young Talent Lead, Barclays Africa
"The program has served to reaffirm in my mind how I do things. It has provided a clarity and a purpose to what we do as a Group, both collectively and individually."
Patrick Coveney, CEO, Greencore
"Potentialife's approach was different to anything we've seen before - it's set up for sustainability and scale"
Steve Samuels. Managing Director, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch
Explore the organizations and meet the people who have experienced the Potentialife program. Our case studies span a range of industries, sizes and strategic needs - but are united by a focus on practical behavioural change - at a personal, team and organizational level.
Science of peak Performance
Re-engineering personal operating models
When you scratch beneath the surface of the plethora of lay words that are used to describe peak performance, you discover a set of common themes. Our work to consolidate 25 years of research into positive psychology tells us that five areas explain most of the variance of peak performance : Strengths, Health, Absorption, Relationships, Purpose.
We also see that people, teams and companies are all clamoring for more or less the same thing, even if the words used vary from company to company. These five themes make up the Potentialife SHARP framework.
When you try to foster top-of-game behaviors and attitudes deep into your organization, you quickly realize that traditional training methods such as classrooms and coaches don’t provide results. They are difficult to scale, can be overly cognitive in nature, and often require too much time away from the job.
The way to bring about lasting attitudinal change at scale in your organization is to use the principles of neuroscience applied in a scalable process to help people re-engineer their personal operating models. Our LifeTuning process integrates these principles into a multi-month sequence of on-the-job behavioral experiments that allow people to trial, practice and ritualize new behaviors until they become habits, and thereby re-engineer their personal operating model.
VP, Australia & New Zealand
VP, North America
VP, Latin America
Luis Javier Castro
VP, Costa Rica & Columbia
Suvit (Dev) Chansrichawla