While parties squabble among themselves, there remains one constant. Management accountants across the political spectrum are united in the opinion that remaining in the EU is vital to the long-term success of our businesses, economy and society.
Talk to anyone who's done stand-up, and they will tell you that it's the most terrifying thing you can do. (I assume these people haven't worked down a 200-ft mine, defused any bombs, or had lunch with my mother.)
The Scunthorpe Steel Works have provided jobs and income to families in the town for over 150 years. The announcement of 2,200 job losses and the closure of the Redcar plant started speculation in Scunthorpe. The news today that over 900 jobs would be cut confirmed the town's worst fears. The possibility of the closure of the Scunthorpe Steel Works is becoming a reality. As a Scunthorpe resident, I'm worried about the future. What will happen to my town?
I've heard the quote used over and over again by motivational success speakers. They have even suggested that you must get rid of some of your old friends and family members to reach the next level of success. Is that a sustainable solution for personal development and becoming successful?
Made in China we get, but how about owned by China as the superpower ratchets up investment in the UK?
One of the aims of OUTstanding is to not be around in five years. We want things to have progressed so much that an LGBT professional network is a luxury not a necessity. I'm truly proud of the progress we're making and I feel confident we can make this a non issue by the end of this decade, smashing the glass closet in business for good.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.
Shopping is ever-present in our lives, in the technology we use and places we socialise. We already have 150 hours a week to shop - do we really need more? Only one in eight people believe there isn't currently enough time to shop in the week.
Fewer than one-in-five (17%) feel they have a good understanding of how big businesses operate. A third (34%) go as far as saying that big business "exists in a different world to me". Perhaps part of the appeal of The Apprentice is that it offers some type of insight, however contrived, into a world few understand.
The Volkswagen emissions scandal is a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of trust and reputation for organisations and reinforces the importance of being a responsible business.
In recent months, there seems to have been an increase in the frequency with which the word 'mentor' is cropping up in policy documents and boardroom ...
It's hard not to feel a tiny bit fraudulent when giving advice; as Mumsnet's early business trajectory was so - frankly - flat, I'd be hard pushed to genuinely recommend that anyone try to emulate it. That said, it worked - and while our story is very much a slow-burner, it also features things like dotcom crashes, working out of back bedrooms, and very small children...
In a modern economy a lot of productivity improvements which are needed for growth come from intelligent public interventions and spending. Osborne is wrong to think of public spending as inherently a burden on business.
As the campaigns launch, the politicians lunch, the negotiations stutter and the rhetoric starts, the "voice of business" will be in high demand. With so many unknowns and so many companies hungry for reform, beware those who claim British business has already made up its mind.
If we want to stand tall in the world, we should build on, rather than retreat from, all the opportunities that international cooperation, inside and beyond Europe, delivers. Britain is stronger, safer and better off within Europe than it would be alone outside.
Mindfulness has recently become the latest buzz word in the west and with its increasing popularity the practice has moved from meditation and yoga carried out by monks and hippies to the latest phenomenon, the centuries old notion of 'being in the now' has far evolved beyond a new-age philosophy.