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We Need to Rewire the Economy

Polly Courtice | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Polly Courtice

Economic success is generally measured in terms of growth rather than positive outcomes for people and places. Although the key metric of growth, 'Gross Domestic Product' (GDP), is increasingly recognised as a poor proxy for human progress, it continues to drive fundamental decisions about the way we manage and grow our economies.

Design to Grow: Balancing the Best of Both Worlds

Colin Hunter | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Colin Hunter

It's a paradox that all companies face. From startups to multinationals, the ability to reach new markets depends on being big enough to access resources, yet small enough to adapt. It's a difficult balance to strike.

We Are The Millennial Generation

Neil Gibb | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Neil Gibb

I am currently proud to be working with a company that is allowing us to implement millennial thinking using millennial thinking. It is not about making change, it is about accepting that the world has already changed. That diversity, inclusion, colloboration, and giving a damn are not nice to haves. They are how it works now.

Women Leaders: Are You Showing Too Much Shadow?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Unconscious bias is often (rightly) blamed for its part in holding women back at work. But what about our own blind spots? Evidence suggests that people are often poor judges of themselves. Most of us like to strive for authenticity in what we do. But are we really being 'real'?

Entrepreneur vs Business Owner - Which One Are You?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Everyone likes to call themselves an entrepreneur, but is there really truth in it? There's a big difference between someone who shows entrepreneurial skills such as innovation, creativity and competitive acumen and the guy who runs a successful car dealership franchise. Both are working for themselves, both want to call themselves entrepreneurs, but are they? Here's how to spot the difference.

Ageism at Work Is Widening the Leadership Skills Gap

Charles Elvin | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

The benefit of diverse teams is that it encourages innovation through different skills sets, and people working longer contribute to the success of the economy. Essentially over 50s are still the leaders of tomorrow.

Spirituality and Transformative Leadership

Caroline Watson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Caroline Watson

In my own leadership journey, spirituality has been foundational. I was raised as a Christian Scientist and my upbringing in Asia and continuing travels around the world gave me a deep interest in, and appreciation for, the spiritual principles found in all religions.

Jeremy Corbyn Is the Most Electable Labour Leadership Candidate

Sam Harrison | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

The moment I heard Jeremy Corbyn had made it on to the ballot paper, I whooped with sheer joy. Apparently, however, not everyone in the Labour Party w...

How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Morris

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with...

Five Things the Labour Leadership Campaign Can Learn From 'Game of Thrones'

Stuart Thomson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The battle for Labour's iron throne has now really got going with the first of the broadcast debates. We know who the contenders are and what their positions are starting to look like. Alliances are being forged and battle plans are being prepared. It could get bloody...

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

Who Is Jeremy Corbyn?

Louise Wilson | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Jeremy Corbyn secured the backing of 35 fellow parliamentarians for the Labour party leadership contest on Monday, in what was a nail-biting race to get his nomination in on time. Or at least, nail-biting for anyone who cared whether his name appears on the ballot sheet - of which there are few enough.

Labour Leadership Grassroots Campaign

Rebecca Barnes | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Barnes

We've had war-mongering Blair, pro banker Brown and fair but bland Miliband, Labour members deserve better. We need a party to be proud of. Jeremy is popular and will gain votes. As leader he'd re-claim our roots and rekindle Socialist values; values that are as important today, with inequality endemic, as they ever have been.

Can We Help Boardrooms Find an Untapped Reservoir of Talented Women?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.

Labour's Leadership Contest and the Politics of Limbo

Tony Mckenna | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

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What is Happening to the Left?

Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

On a more positive note, the Left has been in disarray before and it has come back from the brink before. What it takes is leftwing people to work as a cohesive group, supporting one another in their quest for a more just society, not driven by profit but driven by humanity. But, most of all, what it needs is strong leadership. Where that is going to come from I do not know but someone will emerge - they always do.

Why It's Time for Tim Farron to Lead the Liberal Democrats

Jack Davies | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

In terms of the leadership election, I will be campaigning for Tim for two main reasons. Firstly, his sheer skills as a public speaker and secondly, his commitment to standing up for unity, not division.

Facing Up to Global Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Great leaders know how to listen. They are humble enough to learn from failures of their own and champion the lighthouse success of others. They act because their moral compass knows only that direction. And they build impact by igniting action.

Keeping the Baby but Not the Bathwater: Why Labour Should Rediscover Radical Liberalism

Alan Prout | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

The radical liberal tradition, and the role it played in the founding of the Labour Party, provides a rich source of inspiration for reconnecting with the majority of the British people whose contemporary values echo its deeply democratic, anti-elitist and socially progressive spirit.

The Ego and the Illusive 'I'

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

"I" is a strange little letter. It stands for me, myself and my ego. And for some of us that makes that little letter ENORMOUS! It's also globally kn...

Innovation in Higher Education: Leaning the Learning

Gregory Borne | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Gregory Borne

(Mark Bowen Director of Magna Solutions Ltd. assessing student expectations for their lean training) Teaching in Higher Education and especially wh...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

Leaders Light Fires Under Backsides and in Bellies in Equal Measure

Colin Hunter | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Colin Hunter

We all know the promises that technology has made. An easier life. A more productive life. A balanced one. But the truth is, the modern working environment is tougher than ever. And not just for employees. Leaders are under constant pressure to take what they've got and make it go further for longer. And that's no small feat.

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.