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Top leadership expert Kul Mahay joins elite group of professionals

Top leadership expert Kul Mahay joins elite group of professionals

A leadership expert who spent more than 30 years working for Derbyshire Constabulary before embarking on a successful career helping NHS Trusts and universities has joined an elite group of professionals in becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Kul Mahay says that he is ‘honoured’ to become a Fellow of the Institute LM, meaning that he can now share his ideas and leadership expertise with others who are on top of their game.

Kul, from Littleover, has also been invited into the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. Founded by HRH Prince Philip in 1966, it is a place where people of influence and responsibility in every area of a society come together to explore and communicate their views of contemporary issues.

Membership is by invitation only and limited to just 250 people.

“I have never been comfortable about shouting about my success; this comes from my early conditioning as an Asian child and my parents talking about something called ‘Nazar’,” said Kul, “the thought was that if you tell people about the great things in your life, you will attract bad luck through envy.

“But I’ve come to realise that you can overcome ‘nazar’ and shouldn’t feel guilty of talking about your successes. When done in the right way, you will inspire others around you to grow.”

It has been a busy few months for Kul, who has co-created a three-part BBC police drama called Granite Harbour that will air in the Autumn.

Filming for Granite Harbour is currently taking place in Aberdeen and centres on the story of Lance Corporal David Lindon – played by Noughts and Crosses actor Romario Simpson – who arrives in Aberdeen as a new recruit to Police Scotland.

Co-creating the drama has been a labour of love for Kul – and a bit of light relief from his day job – that has seen him work deliver a cultural diagnostic to a healthcare provider and work with post-graduate clinical psychologists at the University of Lincoln.

He said:

“I had designed a programme for the University of Lincoln to develop younger leaders develop skills in leadership, emotional intelligence and relationship-building. This program was so successful that we were approached by the School of Psychology  The plan was to improve the number successful applications for the Doctoral programme.

“We saw at least four delegates successfully applying for their doctoral programme, which was fantastic.

“It was quite intense and so working on something like Granite Harbour has been a little light relief for me. Filming started a few weeks ago and they have employed a talented cast. I can’t wait for it to be on our TVs in the Autumn, and to see what the reaction is like.”


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