How Committed Are Your Staff?

James Caan | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
James Caan

A good leader will know exactly how to get each member of staff motivated. Remember we all have different drivers so the one-size-fits-all approach isn't a good one to take. Take the time to understand what makes each person tick and what sort of managerial approach they respond best to.

Collaboration and Empowerment: New Styles of Leadership for a Digital Age

David Lancefield | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

Letting go of the past is all the more important if your company is a mature business, where the baggage of the past can impede necessary change...

Leadership and Letting Go: The Business Wisdom of Willy Wonker

Simon Cohen | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Simon Cohen

'What is best' is a difficult and subjective thing to discern, and a challenge that all leaders share. For me, what is best is that which is authentic, which truly serves the brand (which is greater than the sum of its leader and employees), and the long-term sustainability of the organization.

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

More Women on UK Boards - Yet There's Still a Way to Go!

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

Society as a whole needs to work harder to help women to be seen and heard, and forward-thinking organisations must take bolder steps to show they are not only giving women opportunities but proactively promoting them and their work.

Do You Believe the Future Leaders?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

The future depends on the intelligence of today's children and the only way we can ensure the next generation is not as shallow as some we witness these days, is to educate this generation that life is not about fun and what's in it for me and let's enjoy ourselves; life is beyond that.

Entrepreneur Gives Company Away With Money in the Bank - It Could Be Yours!

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Ellie Stoneley

If you were offered the chance to acquire a successful company with £10K in the bank, with 10 years worth of contacts, clients and connections in a jaw droppingly inspiring little black book and the chance to lead and develop it what would you do?

What the Future CEOs Look Like

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

There are thousands, if not millions, of theories and ideas about leadership and what a good leader, whom in business referred as CEO, would look like.

Ten Things That Will Make You More Productive

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Any business owner will tell you that there are never enough hours in the day and since founding PeoplePerHour I have been on a mission to become as productive as I possibly can. I've put together the ten tips that have worked for me over the last ten years.

A Time to Reflect

Wing Commander Rachael Caston | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Wing Commander Rachael Caston

I'm still driven by the same instincts to be better and to help develop others, but success is not defined in terms of survival anymore. It's not defined by a badge, a rank or a medal; it's about something so much more important than that, something more personal, something intangible.

Old School Campaigning Wont Stop Extreme Weather

Richard Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Richard Wilson

The social sector's moral authority was once its greatest strength. Now I believe it has become one of its greatest weaknesses. The belligerence that comes from self-righteousness may have got us to the top table in business and government. But now it is what stops us building the new creative relationships and ideas that can embed the systems change we need.

Challenge the Way You Think

Dominic Irvine | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

The company wanted to run a development programme - but money was tight. They needed to keep the accommodation costs as low as possible. Whilst we understood this, we didn't want to create a 'cheap-skate' feel to the event. How then to proceed?

Reclaim Your Attention by Developing Relaxed Situational Awareness

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Gelmi

For many of us there are only rare moments in which we do not think at all; when we are engaged in sports or indulged in a concert, for example. Besides these moments, the rational mind dominates the scene, one thought after another, until we fall asleep at night. In worst cases it even persists and keeps us from falling asleep.

Leadership and Friendship: How Best to Tread a Tricky Line

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Lindsay Pattison

They say it's lonely at the top, and while I wouldn't necessarily agree with this (true 'alone' time is something of a rare pleasure these days), working relationships certainly become a more complicated issue the more senior you become. Add being a female leader to the mix, and the line one has to tread between 'boss' and 'friend' to all can become more complex still.

Startup Leadership Program: Experience From the Inside

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Anastasia Roumelioti

Last year, I used to be part of this privileged group of people that are called entrepreneurs and enjoy being their own boss. I was introduced to the Startup Leadership Program by a former fellow who encouraged me to apply by sharing with me her own experience.

Dispelling the Mentoring Myths

Alex Malley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Alex Malley

There comes a point in many people's careers when they elevate from mentee, to mentor. Often you can tell when this transition is occurring. For instance, a former employee gets in touch wanting to chat about their career, or someone is referred to you by a friend or colleague.

Ed Miliband's Leadership Rests on Personality Politics

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

What a lot of observers are missing, supporters and "Milibashers" alike, is that the measures Miliband has announced are forming a narrative of leadership in the Labour Party... Miliband has spent the past three years having his credibility as a future prime minister questioned, and he's only just now mounting a concerted challenge to this hostile narrative.

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

How to Use Personal 'Airbags' to Create Space in Daily Life

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Who doesn't know the experience: Work days are filled with tasks, phone calls, appointments and meetings. One thing follows another, and once a problem has barely been solved, the next one is just around the corner. Everybody seems to want something from us.

Why Every Manager Should Go Back to the Shop Floor

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

One of my best experiences last year was doing a week's unpaid work experience for Kerrang! radio. Working in a real radio station, and hanging out with the DJs (I was sat next to Johnny Doom) gave me a sense of possibility around working in radio that had seemed fleeting previously.

Stereotyping Your Leaders Is Just Bad for Business

Jo Manton | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Jo Manton

Recent years have seen rising concern about the relative absence of women in leadership, with businesses being urged to acknowledge the benefits of a 'female' style of leadership. So what are the effects of such stereotypical views of leadership traits? And are they detrimental not just to women, but to men - and to organisations?

François Hollande - A Case of Infidelity or Integrity?

Dragana Brown | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dragana Brown

Irrespective of whether Hollande was involved in another relationship or not, for I am not here to cast judgement, the question of integrity is one to raise on the basis of Hollande's choices to hide behind and use as an excuse French cultural ways, rather than stand as a true leader and be completely transparent.

Talking the Talk: Experiential Learning and Communicating Like a Leader

Nigel Rayment | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

Finally it's happening. You're on stage. Under the lights. Staring out into the audience. A conference of hundreds. A sea of faces, each focused on you, hungry for your insights, primed for your wisdom. You smile and your gaze drops to the autocue. It's dead. The carefully crafted words locked away and, in the panic that washes over you, completely irretrievable from your mind...

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't, the Double-bind for Women Leaders

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Did you know that almost 60% of corporate CEOs in the US are over six foot tall, yet less than 15% of American men are over six foot. What's going on? Is height at the forefront of executive search criteria lists? This is clearly ridiculous, and yet the numbers do not lie.

The Real Reason We Lost The Ashes - We're A Sycophantic Clique

Grant Feller | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

I doubt Michael Cimino has ever watched a game of cricket in his life - nevertheless the Oscar-winning director who imploded in a fireball of arrogance, sycophancy and self-obsessive control-freakery more than three decades ago is the perfect mentor for England's beleaguered cricket captain, Alistair Cook.