The Day George Osborne Waved Goodbye to Leading the Conservative Party

Stuart Thomson | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

Osborne will also not gain a boost in popularity from amongst the Conservative Party membership by going down an anti EU line which Boris or Teresa might try to do. He has to stand on his record and achievements. He has misjudged the mood on the tax issue and it will haunt him.

Thanks for the Debate, Davos But It's Time for Action on Gender Diversity

Lucy Jameson | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Lucy Jameson

In-between the parties, private meetings and panel discussions, gender was back on the agenda this year in Davos. It's just unfortunate that the headl...

Hartley, Haskell and the Death (or Rebirth) of English Rugby?

Simon Sapper | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Sport
Simon Sapper

Rugby's worst keep secret was revealed this week when new England coach Eddie Jones confirmed that Dylan Hartley will captain the team for the annua...

How Do We Get Past Leadership Through Fear?

Caroline Watson | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Caroline Watson

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear - Gandhi I live in Paris and for the last few months, it has been difficult to rise above the...

2016: It's Time to Bring "Mx" to Offices

Rima Amin | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

Honorifics are problematic for people outside of gender binary, those who self-define as neither woman or man, or both. Not fitting into these boxes can leave them feeling that they don't quite belong.

Women in Business Q&A: Natalie MacNeil, Media Entrepreneur

Laura Dunn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Natalie MacNeil Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, author of The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrep...

Where Are the Warriors?

Nicolas Berg | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Sport
Nicolas Berg

Further back, you'd find the symbol of Louis van Gaal's passive approach to games: Daley Blind. I really like his intelligence and passing range, and he really has adapted to his weaknesses and made the most of his potential. However, he lacks energy, intensity and pace to his game, being as slow and ponderous as anyone. Have you even ever seen him have a go at anybody?

100 Days of Corbyn

Alistair Jones | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

One hundred days after taking over the leadership of the Labour Party, there remains the question as to what Jeremy Corbyn has changed. Certainly, Prime Minister's Question Time is more interesting.

Sir Alex Ferguson Says He May Have Been A Trade Union Leader Without Football

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks he could have been a trade union leader if he had not become Britain’s most successful football manager, he has told the Hu...

Thought Leadership And Sharing Your Ideas on Social Media

Sofie Sandell | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

Last week I facilitated a workshop on thought leadership, social media and sharing your ideas on a wider scale. The questions we discussed were both c...

That Dirty B**** Word

Katrina Vasey | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

Recently when I met someone new, they did not like me. The reason for this was that I was 'bossy'. Just to clarify, I was in charge at work and told them to go and have a break, hardly tyrannical. However, this really upset me and has played on my mind- am I a bossy girl?

Local Leaders Are Global Healers - Five Practical Steps for Finding Purpose and Leading the World to a Brighter Future

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Dr Sam Collins

These baby steps, daily actions and retraining yourself to know your aspirations, remember your values, talents and purpose will help you put yourself in the best possible environment, and frame of mind, to be in a position to change the world one day at a time, from wherever in the world you are right now.

Forget Alpha Males and Alpha Females - Leadership has its own quality

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Natasha Stromberg

In the course of my work on gender equality I always find it fascinating to hear differing views on how successful women are perceived in the workp...

Who Wants to Lead the Labour Party?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The Labour Party has a leader in place who was democratically elected only a few months back with a massive majority. But there has been no honeymoon period for Jeremy Corbyn and he has faced pressure from inside and outside the Party from day one. But the question is who would want to challenge Corbyn and lead the Party in any case?

Six Ways to Wade Through the Waves of Grief

David Lancefield | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Lancefield

I wasted far too much energy and emotion on challenging the situation we face. The inequity of all of it. I looked to the lives of others for examples of what we hoped for; it all looked rosier even though I only saw a partial view of their true lives. Then I decided to stop it.

Imposition: Why Ultimatums Fail, Ultimately

Dr Aoife Abbey | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK
Dr Aoife Abbey

Junior doctors like me have been crying out injustice for over two months now. The idea of an imposed contract has, unsurprisingly not been met with a warm reception and so in addition to a plea for genuine opportunity to negotiate, The BMA have been clear that withdrawing this threat is crucial for progress. Personally, I have been pretty vocal about my negative feelings regarding the idea of an imposition....but is it reasonable?

Creating Ripples of Change at the UK's Finest Interfaith Summit

Hashim Bhatti | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Hashim Bhatti

Have you ever gone to the beach with a Muslim, a Jew and a Christian and looked out at the sea? I went last summer with three close friends all of w...

Stress - How Much Can the Individual Really Do About It? Reflections About Stress Awareness Day

Sofie Sandell | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

How should we combat the kind of stress that is increasingly influencing all of us? That is, badly organised workplaces, i.e. as poor leadership and management, a never-ending flow of information and society's high expectations.

Is Collaboration in Mental Health the Key to Unlocking UK Economic Growth?

Patrick Watt | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Patrick Watt

The good news is that there is a huge amount of tools and insight available to help to create a new strategy or build on existing programmes and if businesses receive specialist support on 'how' to address mental health challenges then this could the next big step towards advancing the wellbeing agenda and unlocking UK economic growth.

Six Reasons to Bring Mindfulness to Your Workplace

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

In our busy workplaces we have so many things to think about, above all our health needs to come first. Bringing a culture of mindfulness to the workplace will not only support wellbeing but also working relationships, motivation, organisation and productivity.

The Mental Health Challenge: Why Local Challenges Can Make a World of Difference in All Our Lives

Andy Bell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Andy Bell

It is now well known that mental health problems affect a quarter of us every year in the UK. In the course of a lifetime, mental ill health will touch everyone in some way, either personally or in the life of a family member, friend or work colleague. Mental ill health can also affect every aspect of a person's life - relationships, work, education and much more.

Soul Force and The Source of True Power

Caroline Watson | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Watson

Love as a power is rarely acknowledged these days amongst our world leaders and, indeed, is often belittled in importance.

Wealth Versus Winning - What the Rugby World Cup Is Telling Us

Neil Gibb | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Sport
Neil Gibb

As an Anglo-Scot currently living in a Australia the results of the Rugby Union World Cup quarter finals doesn't surprise me. Granted Scotland should really have beaten Australia, which would have been a wonderful poke in the eye for the other Northern Hemisphere teams, but really an all Southern Hemisphere semi finals says a lot not just about rugby but the influence that wealth has on talent, organisations and societies.

Ten Tips to Write and Publish Your Best Leadership Book

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

I love leadership books. They can inspire and help more people to lead themselves and the people around them, creating great change in the world. So...

From #PeachGate and Paperclips to Comedy and Confidence.

Bryan Adams | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Bryan Adams

How stand-up taught me the art of crafting a successful pitch: devising a story that the listener can emotionally relate to... At the age of 26, I fo...