Mind The Gap - How To Find Time In Your Day To Re-energise

David Pearl | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

The pauses between the conversations. The transitions from one place to another. Scientists tell us that matter is mostly space. In the same way our diaries, even the most intense ones, are actually full of gaps. They may be micro-moments but taken together they add up to huge amounts of empty potential

Whether You Like Him Or Not, Corbyn Is The Symptom, Not The Cause

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas H. Brand

The problem with the Labour Party right now is not that it has a problem, but that it doesn't know what that problem is.

Looking The Tiger In The Eye: Linking Mindfulness With Leadership

Jutta Tobias | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

We know from leadership research that successful leaders stand out and achieve extraordinary results because they have higher self-awareness, better able to manage their thoughts and feelings in the midst of difficulty.

Getting In Sync: Disability And Leadership In The Cultural Sector

Jo Verrent | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jo Verrent

Disability is not seen to be synonymous with leadership - disabled people are seen to need help, assumed not to be able to do things for themselves let alone be at the helm of their own cultural and creative lives as directors, producers, managers and administrators. 

Your Time Is Your Money

Melanie Eusebe | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Melanie Eusebe

It has become even more apparent to me that my time is my money, and that our sense of identity is tightly linked to our concept of money and the value we place on our time and ourselves. If I spend so much time and energy making money, surely I should spend a significant amount of time managing my money?

Applauding The Achievements Of Women Of Colour In The UK

Foluke Akinlose MBE | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK
Foluke Akinlose MBE

So often in the UK we only see or hear the stories of women of colour if we are in trouble or if something terrible has happened to us...yes, it's critically important that these stories are told, yet these are not our only stories.

What Makes A Leader?

Grace Thompson | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Politics
Grace Thompson

What makes a leader? I sit and hypothesize, while Corbyn and Smith fight as they 'moralise'. Does leadership lie in slicked-back hair? Is it pulling a pint or "showing you care"?

Five Things UK Businesses Can Learn From Team GB Olympic Glory

Paul Blanchard | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week or so, you can't have failed to be impressed by the enormous success that Team GB is enjoying at the Rio Olympics. But what, if anything, can British businesses learn from Team GB?

Brexit Consequences: How Can We Find Unity in Division?

Melissa Mehta | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Melissa Mehta

Image by Melissa Mehta Since the EU referendum result, I've felt heavy sadness for our country, fear for our precious inclusive society, an overwhel...

We Don't Need Another Farage - We Need a Professional and Pragmatic Leader

Jade Smith | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jade Smith

We are no longer protesting the establishment but are fighting to become it. With the vision that Jonathan has we will be able to become an absolutely unstoppable force and not just a thorn in the side of a few Labour or Conservative elected representatives.

Has Progress Stalled for LGBT+ Inclusion in 2016?

Suki Sandhu | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

This time last year, during the nominations process for our third annual OUTstanding and FT Power Lists, there was a sense of progress and celebration...

What Do We Want From Work? - How Work Became Life and Things Got Tricky

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Anniki Sommerville

When I started my first proper job I had low expectations. I'd been working in a furniture shop and it involved standing up for long hours and watching other people buy stuff I couldn't afford. This new job offered me my own laptop and a sit down desk. It seemed like a step in the right direction.

Reshaping Behaviour and Reframing Success

Colin Hunter | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Colin Hunter

Busy. Very busy. That's how most business leaders would describe themselves. Perhaps there's just enough spare time to down a coffee, scan a Metro and start another 12-hour day. So busy, in fact, they don't have time to explore the connection between well-being, self-belief and success. But this is something Denis Gorce-Bourge is hoping to change.

Leading Systemic Dialogue - From Silos to the Whole System

Sarah Rozenthuler | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Rozenthuler

"Leadership is about being better able to listen to the whole than anyone else can" (Otto Scharmer (2009) Theory U: Learning from the Future as It Eme...

Monty Python's Lessons for Leaders: or how spirituality & leadership are close at hand

Jem Bendell | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

"You are all individuals" exclaimed Brian as he tried to stop the crowds in Jerusalem from following him as their Messiah. The scene from Monty Python...

Jonathan Arnott Is the Best Choice for the New Ukip Leader

Jade Smith | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

After Farage's resignation I was at a loss. Who would be the next leader of UKIP and who had the vision to take us forward as a political party? Steve Woolfe is great MEP and a stalwart of UKIP but do not appeal to me and with Suzanne Evan's leadership bid being blocked I had no idea who I saw as the leader of UKIP. There was nobody who was suspected to stand who I could put my utter faith in to take UKIP forward, rebrand and fight tooth and nail for Brexit.

Labour - The New Nasty Party?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

There are leadership debates taking place in the Greens, Ukip and Labour parties. The Conservative leadership race has accidentally come to a quick conclusion after Andrea Leadsom pushed the self-destruct button. The level of political upheaval though remains unprecedented and there is no doubt that it is a consequence of the Brexit result. But in the Labour contests we are about to see some of the nastiest politics we have seen in over 30 years.

'Soft Skills' Empower Young People to Make the Right Life Choices

Iain Patton | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Iain Patton

Progressive London based youth educational charity Futureversity bridges the skills gap with the provision of innovative 'Soft Skills' training for yo...

Emotional Baggage

Caragh Little | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So I'm not a Mum. I'm sorry if that makes me inadequate. To the considerable relief of everyone who knows me, I'm never going to want to run the country. But if a woman who isn't a mother wants to try it: then be that as it May.

Go Away Gove

Emma Critchley | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Emma Critchley

I don't like Gove. I don't know him personally but I don't like him. I'm sure that behind closed doors he is a lovely man. However, I only know his p...

Young People Demand Hope Over Fear

Ruth Ibegbuna | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ruth Ibegbuna

Like many others, I have been left reeling since switching on the news that Friday morning. Whether you voted Leave or Remain the ramifications of that decision were instantly felt and the collective sense of anxiety and unease has increased daily.

How Often Do You Actually Buy From Women?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

This may seem like a strange topic for a blog, but hear me out on this one! We spend a great deal of time discussing equality and diversity when it co...

The Queen's Young Leaders Are the Force That Will Change the World

Adam Bradford | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

It is an honour to have shared a week with these amazing young people and to have met Her Majesty The Queen. Here are just a few my fellow young leaders and friends who inspired me...

Boris Johnson - And How to Disarm a Narcissist

Neil Gibb | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Neil Gibb

It seems like every day in the UK brings another stunning surprise as the shock waves of the EU referendum blast through our society. This week's news that Boris Johnson won't be standing as replacement to David Cameron has shocked as many people as the actual result did - many simply can't understand it.

Mysterious Ways

Caragh Little | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So as the end-of-term rain hammers down outside, as the postman thinks up new and more outrageous insults as the Summer holidays go on, as the political leaders rip one another apart and as people try to figure out whether Article 50 will actually work in reality... weeks without bells and a timetable loom. Now what?