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Engaging Men - From Nangarhar to Hollywood

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

If we can change the hearts and actions of men in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, surely it's time for discriminatory and predatory norms in boardrooms and homes across the West to change as well.

Surfers As Leaders In The Fight Against Climate Change

Gregory Borne | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK
Gregory Borne

(Photo by Gregory Borne) How we engage with and understand our environment is a hugely complex process. We all understand the world differently, dra...

We Must Stop Talking About The Importance Of Good Mental Health At Work - And Start Acting

Kate Cooper | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Kate Cooper

Supporting employees' mental wellbeing is a critical business issue for organisations, but it's hard to know where to start. The Institute of Leaders...

Why School Leader Well-being Must Become A Priority

Viv Grant | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Viv Grant

The last few years have seen schools place a growing emphasis on pupil well-being. This has in part been due to increasing numbers of teachers and ...

Why Being Just A Tiny Bit Better... Can Make All The Difference

Johnny Luk | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I have been pondering about how the world works lately, one of my favourite past times. For example, have you ever noticed there is a pattern of the top 1% of businesses or personalities sucking up all the media profile, funding, and customers, leaving the rest surviving on scrapings and grinding away like bottom dwellers?

Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Abortion: PM Rees-Mogg Would BE A Disaster

John Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
John Reynolds

So, to conclude: if Rees Mogg became Prime Minister then the Conservatives and Labour would become even more polarised than they currently are, offering the electorate an even greater choice between the parties. However, it would be a complete disaster for people who support equality and a fairer society for all. Is it likely to happen? Probably not. But you never know. So continue to spread love and stand up for what is right.

Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls - A Question Of Gender Or Leadership?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jenny Garrett

Heroic, distributed, servant or inclusive, these are the leadership lenses I will use to watch smugly from my sofa with a hot mug of tea, knowing that I'll sleep in a nice warm bed and that I know where my next meal is coming from.

Eleven Reasons For The UK's Poor Productivity

Paul Sloane | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Paul Sloane

Improving productivity in the UK is not a matter of getting people to work harder. It involves training, investment, innovation and finding smarter ways to do things. Above all we need to improve the quality of management and leadership across the board.

Coming Out Accelerated My Career Trajectory

Josh Graff | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Graff

For good or bad, the coming out process also helped me develop an amazing level of resilience. In today's ever-changing work environment, I would argue that resilience is one of the most important character traits and as a community, it's a skill that we've developed over many years pretending to be someone we're not. Now we can put that skill to great use within our professional lives in a positive and productive way.

The 'Cuts' And 'Cutting' - And So Female Genital Mutilation Continues In The UK

Hilary Burrage | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Hilary Burrage

The 'cuts' and 'cutting'. Both should be bothering us Brits a lot right now. 'Cuts', of course, are austerity. And 'cutting' is what unsuspecting...

Accountability Matters And Should Never Be Ducked By Leaders

John Tizard | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
John Tizard

In the public sector, above all others, this is very damaging for democracy and our trust in government at all levels. Effective accountability can strengthen such trust, as it can in every sector. Leaders have a duty of care in this regard. Let them more consistently honour this duty.

Humanity Beats Cruelty Every Time: How Committing To Kindness To Yourself Can Change The World

Anna Pinkerton | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pinkerton

Whilst we see unpredictable and unfathomable terror around, we often wonder 'What can we do to help'. Well you are a greater change agent than you think. Cruelty is contagious, but Kindness is contagious too, SO which do you choose?

Why I'm Urging Ed Davey To Stand As The New Leader Of The Liberal Democrats

Catherine Bearder | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Catherine Bearder

Despite growing evidence that the environment is not getting better that voice has faded in all our political discussions. We need that voice now from the Liberal Democrats and for me, as a committed environmentalist that would be enough to support Ed Davey.

Theresa May Cannot Lead Britain To A Successful Brexit

Rob Adam | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

The Grenfell Tower fire may yet be Theresa May's Suez. Crises require leadership - in explaining the causes of the crisis and the appropriate responses, in defining the meaning of the crisis and learning the appropriate lessons from it. In all these respects, the Prime Minister has failed, symbolised by her refusal to meet with residents affected by the fire. Brexit will undoubtedly produce many more crises before it is complete, but May seems unlikely to navigate them successfully.

Say. My. Name

Alison Powell | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

As a workshop facilitator, I know how important it is to get names right. It's easier to encourage a person to make a breakthrough with their learning when I can say, 'Wow, Elsie, that was amazing' rather than 'Wow, you at the back with the striped top, you're doing great.'

The Impending Nursing Shortage And How To Fix it

Danny Bowman | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

Whichever political party you support I encourage you to back this approach which could help not only provide social and economic mobility for more people in the future but could play a vital role in maintaining the NHS for this generation and the next.

Theresa May And The Myth Of Hyperleadership

Jem Bendell | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

During the campaign, no Conservative politician has appeared in the media without repeating the phrase "strong and stable leadership," and making the case that the election is simply a choice of leader, rather than competing party philosophies, priorities and policy programmes.

Vote For Policies, Not People

Paven Sharma | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Paven Sharma

So in this election, don't fall for the smiles, emotional appeals, and appeasement. Instead, focus on one particular issue you care about the most and vote for the party that stands for it the best.

How Did Being With An Abusive Partner Inform My Methodology Of Using Kindness To Overcome Unhelpful Neurology?

Anna Pinkerton | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pinkerton

It's no accident that I founded Kindness Incorporated™ having been in a relationship with the most unkind person I had ever met. Of course, he didn't show up that way, and this 'trick' hurt me deeply.

AI - Man Vs Machine And The Future Of Jobs

Marcus Jewell | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

But in reality are we really headed for a dystopian sci-fi future where the threat to humanity is on a global scale? Probably not, but AI will certainly impact our working lives as it has our home lives.

AI Is The Perfect Partner To Achieve Gender Diversity

Eric Berridge | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech
Eric Berridge

It's time for us to use today's innovative technologies, like Augmented Intelligence (AI), to take action, starting with correcting unconscious bias. We're already using AI to predict the weather and to process medical research and trial data for individualized treatment plans on an unheard-of scale. Why can't it be used to help close the gender gap?

Women 'Leaning In' Still Have So Much Work To Do

Vivien Edwards | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivien Edwards

Did you see the interview on Monday with Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain? Well, you had an opportunity to see Piers Morgan ...

Being A Woman, Becoming A CEO

Robin Boles | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Robin Boles

I'm the younger child from a Jewish family with parents who encouraged me to do the very best at everything I tried. With my mother being a phys-ed te...

Five Tips To Help Future Leaders Reach Their Potential

Ian Mason | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Ian Mason

Consider this in the same way you would an annual or bi-annual strategic review, as would happen in a corporate body - why should you think of yourself any differently if you're serious about your future?

Why Leaders Must Become Future Fit To Avoid Long-Term Failure

Trevor Hardy | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Being a leader in any organisation can sometimes be a lonely job, with this feeling only accentuated in times of great business and political uncertai...