Business Leadership

We Must Stop Talking About The Importance Of Good Mental Health At Work - And Start Acting

Kate Cooper | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Kate Cooper

Supporting employees' mental wellbeing is a critical business issue for organisations, but it's hard to know where to start. The Institute of Leaders...

Leadership And Cultural Communication Across The Globe

Colin Hunter | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Colin Hunter

From a leadership perspective, developing a global mindset is about moving from a place of unconscious incompetence to conscious competence, where you try to understand what you may not know. As a leader, this is vital. This is increasingly becoming an issue as markets and organisations become more global in nature. Big decisions are often made without considering the cultural implications.

Present Leadership Is Modern Leadership For A V.U.C.A World!

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Paul Adam Mudd

The Leadership Multiverse I spend a lot of my time in the UK working with leaders drawn from across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors an...

Celebrating International Women's Day and How Women Can Step Into Leadership

Adrian Kirk | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Adrian Kirk

It's International Women's Day and I'm reminded of the presence and personal impact I've been doing with women-only groups, as well as one-to-one fema...

If Technology Is a Labour of Love, why so Few Female Tech Execs?

Lan O'Connor | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lan O'Connor

What holds females back? Is it that women love their current tech jobs so much they don't want to move through the corporate ranks - or even become CEO? Are they missing opportunities? Or not asking for promotion?

Stress - How Much Can the Individual Really Do About It? Reflections About Stress Awareness Day

Sofie Sandell | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

How should we combat the kind of stress that is increasingly influencing all of us? That is, badly organised workplaces, i.e. as poor leadership and management, a never-ending flow of information and society's high expectations.

New Years Resolution: Take a Break!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

In our efforts to work efficiently, produce more for less, meet the ever increasing demands of our world, serve our clients and our colleagues well and just fit it all in (I am exhausted writing it!) we were in danger of forgetting some fundamentals.

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Duke | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.

The C - TBC - O: Leadership Roles Required in the Digital Era

Jack R. Miles | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

What's your job title? I am a Chief Happiness Officer, and you? I am a Chief Internet Evangelist. As unreal as it may sound, these job titles do exist...

The Quest Against Stress

Patrick Watt | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Watt

We wouldn't train for a marathon for 12 hours a day as we know it's not physically good for us, so why do we do this to our brains? With the majority of people spending more time at work than with their family and friends, it is important for a worker's mindset that the right balance is created between work and life.

Businesses Are Ready to Listen, So Let's Talk About Mental Health

Louise Aston | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Louise Aston

The overall cost of mental health to the UK economy is estimated at £70 billion per year. In 2013 alone, more than 15 million days of sickness absence across the UK were caused by everyday conditions such as stress, anxiety or depression - a dramatic increase from 11.8 million days in 2010.

Oiling the Wheels in 2014

Gloria Moss | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Gloria Moss

Are these experiences from 2013 familiar? You arrive on a train and are greeted by a message warning of the penalties awaiting those with incorrect tickets; you arrive at a department store and notice a security guard; you are slightly behind with your Council tax payments and a top-hatted bailiff turns up on your doorstep.

Mandela: The Ultimate Leader of Leaders

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

Everything has been said, but we still wanted to add our voice to those who have been feting Nelson Mandela as the greatest leader the world has seen ...

The Art of Leadership

Phil Couchman | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Phil Couchman

Defining leadership is as difficult today as it always has been - leaders come in many different forms, and the qualities associated with great generals, dignitaries, and directors are multitude and more to the point, subjective. For those seeking illumination, there's an abundance of management literature, advice, and case studies out there. However, there are certain traits and qualities that have served me well in my thirty-year career at DHL Express.

Keeping up Appearances: What Should a Woman in Leadership Look Like?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

I was once brought in to 'tone down' the image of a very senior female executive in financial services (a job I turned down). Her appearance was deemed inappropriate -- perhaps her sharp dress intimidated her male colleagues.

Learning From the Sporting Supremos: How Baby Steps Can Take You to the Top

Dan Russon | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport
Dan Russon

With Wimbledon, the Tour De France and the Ashes all in the bag, not to mention the first US Open win for an Englishman in 43 years, it seems a good time to look at what business leaders can learn from some UK sporting supremos.

Back to the Classroom - My Mini Millennial Experience

Marilyn DiCara | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marilyn DiCara

In my own experience, not all young people that I encounter from the millennial generation are actually brimming with self-assurance. Issues of self-esteem, anxiety, etc, are commonplace. That old demon: lack of confidence, holds some of them back.

Engaging the Government With Middle Businesses

Jacqui Miller MBE | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Miller MBE

Government must engage with these businesses to secure the future sustainable growth of our economy. These business leaders have weathered arguably the worst recession in the last century and come out as survivors. As one such business leader I feel it's high time that we focus on these 'champions' of industry,

The Performance Management Myth

Dominic Irvine | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK
Dominic Irvine

I say ditch performance management systems. It's the most effective tool for driving mediocrity into a business that I know and if ever there were an example of 'Emperor's New Clothes' in business, this is it

The Paradox of Leadership

Penny de Valk | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Penny de Valk

In these disrupted and ambiguous times, the qualities and characteristics which made our religious, political and business institutions successful in the past will not necessarily make them successful in the future

Your Team Don't Care How Qualified You Are

Richard Gomersall | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK
Richard Gomersall

The unfortunate thing is, many managers overlook this. They study for years on end, work tirelessly to climb the corporate ranks, and then they undo all of their years of hard graft by being rude to their colleagues, and over-exerting their authority. A good manager will not need to remind their team of who they are, because they will be comfortable enough within themselves.