Leadership Qualities for the Digital Age?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

The digital economy will put an end to traditional 'command and control' leadership and make way for a more relaxed, democratic and collaborative style. In the meantime, those of us already in senior roles should start to prepare the ground and make it clear what sort of digital leadership qualities we value, encourage them in others and, not least, find them in ourselves.

EU Sitting Comfortably?

David Pearl | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
David Pearl

Eight year olds won't settle down and turn off the light until their parents have assured them the bedtime story turns out ok. Adults aren't as different as we'd like to think. And our political leaders know that as they use storytelling to put us to sleep.

Business Is People and People Need Meaning

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

A third of our days on this planet are working days and all too often work becomes transactional. We do things that don't necessarily fill our hearts ...

Our Planet Needs a Purposeful Private Sector, confirms UN

Jem Bendell | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

This week the bosses of some of the world's largest companies descend on New York to discuss the future of Planet Earth. The United Nations welcomes t...

Looking Forward to Meeting the Queen

Adam Bradford | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

I think there will only be one time in my life that I can say I will be able to meet the Queen in person and that time is now.

An Inspector Calls (and then leaves)

Scott Charlesworth | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Scott Charlesworth

In the last week of May, my school Bedales held an education conference as part of its series of 'Leading Independent Thinking' events. Two years ago ...

Digital Stress and Making Time for the Things We Love in Life

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

We are dependent on each other's energy when we work with other people. This becomes very clear in large and complex projects. If we are in the same building we are even breathing the same air.

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

What Are the Five Essential Qualities of a Campaigner?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

The beauty of being an intermittent Radio 4 listener means that I often find the answers to pertinent situations in life precisely when I am not seeki...

Welcome to Harvard, Leicester City...

Chris Hirst | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Hirst

At Harvard Business School there is a much battled-over and prestigious league table - that of the most requested and most studied case study. Case st...

Young People Need to Be Key Influencers in Growth

Adam Bradford | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

It is a pleasure to be writing from the exciting St Gallen Symposium today here in Switzerland. The Symposium is a global gathering of 600 leaders of...

Why Do People Move Jobs?

James Caan CBE | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

Given how competitive it is to recruit top talent in today's market, it's important as an employer to think about these things before you begin your search for employees. To hire the best, you need to offer the best and that starts with refining you're offering for them and not just looking at the hiring process as a one way street.

What Spinning Has Taught Me About Building Better Communities

Oliver Beach | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

If you haven't heard of it, listen up. Psycle London is creating a fitness movement that you need to be a part of. They offer a high intensity, low impact, head-to-toe workout on a bike, but it is so much more than that. This is not just an exercise class. This is a movement.

Shake it Off, Ladies: 12 Ways for Women to Build Resilient Careers

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

These are great leadership qualities for anyone, but they are particularly useful for women. We're often told that women lack self-esteem and pursue perfectionism to their own detriment. Resilience can neutralize that self-doubt.

UK Needs Bold Leadership to Cure Cancer

John Piears | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
John Piears

When we look back on this time in history, we will not be proud that we made record profit margins from cancer drugs while one person died of cancer every four seconds, but we can be proud by making a stand to change this.

Using Social Media to Communicate Sustainability

Gregory Borne | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

How we communicate sustainability and sustainability related issues are crucial. Getting it right can mean having real positive impact and driving ch...

7 Basic Attitudes for More Impact in Any Conversation

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

How the quality of conversations in leadership, teamwork and customer contact can sustainably be improved through relationship oriented basic attitude...

Feeling Emotional? Good!

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Rosethorn

The meltdown in world economic markets of 2008/9 feels like a long time ago, but it is important not to forget lessons learned. Back then, in the aftermath, as people searched for answers to make sure it never happened again, there were two words often repeated - change culture. If good has come as a result of what happened, then the growing interest in understanding and managing corporate culture is it.

Rock Solid Leadership on the Field Pays Dividends - Premiership Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Regardless of the sport every team in the world will have their leadership group or a leader. These are the individuals that shape the conduct and set...

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 Entrepr...