Taking a Page Out of the Six Nations Playbook

Garry Veale | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Garry Veale

In the build up to this year's Six Nations Championship, the spotlight was on last Friday's opening game between England and Wales at the Millennium S...

Sharing Our Future

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Tech
Karim Goudiaby

Despite the fact that the sharing economy is such a basic endeavor that has existed for centuries, many economists, corporate thought leaders, members of the workforce, and consumers themselves, have expressed hesitations regarding this model.

No Apology: Islam and ISIS, a Contradiction

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

The fact of the matter is that Muslims have always spoken out against groups like ISIS. Yet it is worth noting that after these extremist groups act, Muslims across the globe (and in particular the Western world) are left stranded in the centre of an imperial dichotomy which labels them according to "fundamental" and "moderate" Muslims.

Let's Go Further, Together

Paul Lindley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Paul Lindley

Over recent years, the status of the entrepreneur has evolved from that of economic outcast to capitalistic rebel, the brave white knight and bold pioneer of disruption and innovation. But this vision, as mythical as it is inspiring, may soon be destined for the history books.

Collaborative Businesses Can Still Be Competitive

Sally Uren | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sally Uren

Many businesses will understand the questions that Scottish voters have been asking - is it better to collaborate with your peers to drive success, or to go it alone? Ultimately, the strength brought through collaboration has won the popular vote.

Generation Z Is Coming, Workplaces Need to Adapt

Garry Veale | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

As a result, this group has spent its entire life with immediate access to an abundance of data on any and every subject that crosses their minds. They have never had to experience the frustration or the effort of searching through the M-O volume of the encyclopaedia to find out about Olive Oil.

Keep Your Ego in Check

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!

Flash Boys But No Flash Girls

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

Being collaborative is often cited as something that women are better at than men. Now before I elaborate on this point I would like to start with the caveat that there are more differences among men and among women than there are between the genders. I think it's important to make that case up front and to make sure that any discussion on gender differences does not resort to general stereotyping.

Can the CMO and CIO Work Together in Harmony?

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

It's time to debunk the myth. For too long now, many commentators believed that CMOs would soon be spending more on IT than the CIO... So what's the reality?

Inspiring Leadership: Time to Go Back to School

David Lancefield | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

In Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 movie Rumblefish, Mickey Rourke's doomed anti-hero Motorcycle Boy mutters: "If you'd going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go." It's a thought that CEOs of today's entertainment and media businesses might usefully ponder as they strive to lead their organisations - and their people - through the turbulence of digital disruption.

Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

Tate | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Double acts might be easy to name in the worlds of comedy or music, even in film, but in the visual arts the myth tends to run more to trouble than double.

Collaboration and Empowerment: New Styles of Leadership for a Digital Age

David Lancefield | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

Letting go of the past is all the more important if your company is a mature business, where the baggage of the past can impede necessary change...

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

Three Days at the 2013 SLOW LIFE Symposium

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonu Shivdasani

I had high expectations for the 4th SLOW LIFE Symposium and it certainly didn't disappoint. With three days of conversing and debating with thirty of the great leaders and visionary thinkers from diverse areas of expertise, I knew from Day One that we would leave here with a sense of renewed energy and enthusiasm to change the world.

Making Good Things Happen

Jonathon Porritt | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathon Porritt

We had a whole series of wonderful mini-presentations from participants - and there were only two rules: no Powerpoint, and take it for granted that everyone else already knows just how dire the situation is out there. Instead of first wandering around forlornly in the bad stuff, cut straight to the good stuff - and stick with it!

On The Nature Of Collaboration

Tom Hodge | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hodge

In many ways, having started my career writing music for pictures, almost all my work has been collaborative, whether it was with advertising creatives, film directors, or TV producers. From these experiences, I have learnt to look for a common 'language' between all the people involved.

Breaking Down Communications Barriers at Home and Abroad

Tim Stone | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Tech
Tim Stone

When you start embracing video technology, you'll see how it helps to defy distance and break down cultural barriers to improve productivity. In order to take full advantage of this, you'll want to follow some quick and easy tips for appearing professional on camera.

Why Do We Love Universities in America?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Last summer, I had the opportunity of visiting several research universities and liberal arts colleges in the New England region. I was particularly impressed with several aspects that really attract international students to study in America: collaboration, innovation and individuality. This journey excited me so much that I wish there was a time capsule to take me into the future...

Mobilising the Workforce Securely

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

Today's workforce no longer expects to be kept within the confines of the four walls of the office; people expect to be able to work from home and on the go and if their employers won't provide them with the technology to do so, they'll simply use their own. Unfortunately, this has opened a can of security worms for IT departments worldwide.

The Three Critical C's of Collaboration: Concern, Care, and Comfort

Scott Phillips | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

In my genealogy work, when I have collaborated as a team, we have ended up with some of the finest outcomes we could have hoped for. Many of which would not have been possible without collaborating.

Silicon Scandinavia - Why Are Northern European Tech Companies So Successful?

Sean Farrington | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Until Scandinavian countries stop topping innovation lists, they're going to be the country to watch and businesses won't go wrong using their principles and emulating them. I personally will be keeping an eye on other successes from the region - technology or otherwise

Working Together in the Wilderness

Sean Farrington | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Corporates tend to make and drive decisions only from a "giraffe's perspective", i.e. from the top down. But companies are essentially two kinds of animals foraging together - executives at the top as well as workers at the bottom - and workers should have the ability to influence action based on their unique perspective of happenings "on the ground".

A Chorus Is Better Than a Solo

Sean Farrington | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Sean Farrington

Whether you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest or not, it's hard to downplay the strength of a competition that has held the attention of a continent for nearly 60 years.

Better Public Services Require More Imagination Than Another Call for More Outsourcing

John Tizard | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics
John Tizard

We do need better public services - of that there is no doubt. However, I am not convinced that many of the prescriptions in "Better Public Services" will deliver them.

Looking for Solutions From the Unlikeliest of Sources

James Allen | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK
James Allen

Sometimes your biggest opportunity can come come from where you least expect it.