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Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

Time to Rethink the Role of Mental Health in Business

David Lancefield | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
David Lancefield

People are working longer hours, often in more stressful situations. This demands far more mental and physical resilience. Yet the topic of mental health still carries a stigma in many organisations. Individuals don't disclose their condition for fear of reprisal, and the assumptions colleagues might make.

Be Brave Like Kids, Don't Behave Like Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Comparing adults to children might sound patronising. Believe me, it is not my intention. But the truth is, the culture of an organisation, and behaviour of its people all depends on how you are being treated by those in charge. Leadership.

Why UK Politicians Cannot Tell The Truth

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

It struck me today why no politician can ever tell the truth to voters. Why they never answer the direct question interviewers ask them. It's shockingly naïve of me to not have worked it out sooner.

Book Review: 'Winners: And How They Succeed' by Alastair Campbell

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Aldwyn Cooper

Alastair Campbell deserves congratulations on an engaging text that can help other talented and committed people with potential for success to become winners themselves.

Business Rates Reform Should Give Firms of All Sizes a Fair Chance to Grow

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Regardless of who becomes Prime Minister in four weeks' time, the message to small business is clear - business rates will soon be reformed.

What Does It Take to Be a Good Leader?

Bertie Stephens | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK
Bertie Stephens

eaders are those that are happy to speak out, proactively offer new ideas, question the status quo and will always be the first to volunteer when needed.

How to Get More BAME People in Boardrooms

Sandra Kerr | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Since we published our report in June, there have been some strides made towards improving BAME representation at senior levels: the Financial Reporting Council redefined diversity reporting at board level as gender 'and race', which is likely to come into effect in 2016.

Corporate Sectors Should Look to Advertising if They Want to Get Gender at the Top Right

Debbie Klein | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Debbie Klein

You only need to look at the response from business leaders during the most recent International Women's Day, or the fact that the gender pay gap was an agenda point in George Osborne's budget a few weeks ago - to know that the fight for equal representation is in full force.

Lead For Success: Alastair Campbell on Winners at Adweek Europe

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Anjali Ramachandran

went into it feeling quite cynical about the media's unwavering fascination with big names of all kinds, so was relieved at the end of most sessions when I heard some wise words amongst the enjoyable, if sometimes surprising, anecdotes...

Jessica Elgot

Senior Tory Doesn't Think Any Of The Leadership Favourites Will Succeed Cameron

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the UK General Election 2015, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It f...

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

The Challenges for Police Leadership

Dame Shirley Pearce | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Dame Shirley Pearce

The College of Policing will present initial findings of its review of police leadership on Friday. It will recognise the successes that current police leadership, at all levels, has delivered, but it will also show why the leadership of today will not be sufficient for the future.

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

My 'BBC Free Speech' Experience With Ed Miliband

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I was lucky enough to be a part of the BBC Free Speech audience yesterday, when Ed Miliband was invited. It was an interesting experience and encompassed questions from the depths of domestic discourse, to the far reaches of foreign policy. This is my take.

The Modern Leader - Powerless, Flawed But Grounded

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

This humanization of leadership will lead to perhaps the most interesting element of evolution - namely, the exposure of individual values. It is here, at the core of the individual psyche, that if deserved, trust can be reforged and legitimacy rebuilt.

Forget Big vs Small Business - All Employers Can Help Rebuild the Reputation of Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Howard

It sometimes feels that a week doesn't pass without a high profile example of business falling short of the standards expected by customers and wider society. In light of the tax controversy involving one of our biggest banks that continues to dominate headlines - this latest poll perhaps comes as no surprise.

Simple Wisdom: Don't Complain About What You Have Chosen

David Mochel | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How many of us choose something - a car, house, job, career, partner, or life - and then complain about it? What a tremendous amount of wasted energy!

Taking a Page Out of the Six Nations Playbook

Garry Veale | Posted 12.04.2015 | 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...

Britain and Europe: Winning the Policy, Losing the Politics

Peter Wilding | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is infuriating that a forward policy towards Europe, though favoured by the public and silently shared by the leaderships of the three main parties, gets shredded by media and political expediency.

Lessons from water and lemons: Open Innovation

Dominic Irvine | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Just as with cholera and scurvy, today's business leaders need to embrace new ways of doing business in order to survive.

Five Leadership Tips to Make You Great!

David Green | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

Investing a small amount of time will surely reap dividends and bring positive change and fresh practical ideas to make the business better. One opinion or idea could transform the business. If there are thousands of employees, then enlist the help of fellow directors.

What's Your Definition of Success?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

I recently delivered a talk on the rise of female entrepreneurship. How women were supporting women to achieve, even though it may difficult to gain funding and they may be juggling caring responsibilities alongside their work.

How to Create Great Work Relationships in 2015

Sarah Abell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Sarah Abell

Whether your relationships at work are good, dreadful, or indifferent, there's always room for improvement.

How Do We Make Britain's Boardrooms More Diverse?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Put simply, the boardrooms of Britain's biggest businesses don't reflect the society they're operating in. And, as the BAME population - and their spending power - increases and organisations are increasingly asked about the make-up of their workforces by clients and contractors, this lack of diversity could potentially have huge impacts on their profits.