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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.

This Election's Big Surprise: Ed Miliband

Nick Smallman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

For years Ed Miliband came across as a deeply awkward politician. Now, in the final weeks of his long five-year wait for a general election, at the time when you'd think he would most tense and anxious of all, he has suddenly relaxed. It is an astonishing transition.

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 28.04.2015 | 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 25.05.2015 | 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 22.05.2015 | 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 19.05.2015 | 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 16.05.2015 | 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 13.05.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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!