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How Do We Make Britain's Boardrooms More Diverse?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Put simply, the boardrooms of Britain's biggest businesses don't reflect the society they're operating in. And, as the BAME population - and their spending power - increases and organisations are increasingly asked about the make-up of their workforces by clients and contractors, this lack of diversity could potentially have huge impacts on their profits.

What It Means to Lead

Shannon Edwards | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

While fighting sadness, fatigue and pain over the past two years, Kate has written tirelessly about her friends, her family, her love of fashion; she's encouraged us to look at the devastating realities of Africa. She helped define who and how you can grieve if you don't know someone going through this intimately.

A Message for 2015 to Charity Sector Leaders: Step Up - or Step Aside

John Tizard | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The charity and wider voluntary and community sector faces many challenges, most of which originate externally. However, I do fear that an unfortunate proportion (hopefully not too large a proportion)of these challenges are self-generated, and of these, it seems to me that far too many stem from within these organisations' executive and trustee leadership teams.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

Are You Leading (and Living) From the Most Useful Part of Your Brain?

David Mochel | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The skill of dropping a ruminative cycle about what is wrong and putting attention on what is possible and what works is invaluable in any circumstance. When it comes to taking useful action, you can count on your survival brain to produce convincing reasons to procrastinate.

Confucius Has Five Insights on Life Experience

Janice B Gordon | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janice B Gordon

If we all have equal opportunity why is it that some capitalise on them. It is not having the opportunity; it is seeing and implementing the opportunity that defines those that win. "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...

Sustainable Leadership vs. Natural Leadership?

Mary Daniels | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Mary Daniels

'Sustainable Leadership' seems to be the current buzz phrase in business. One definition of sustainability is 'conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources'. What I understand this to mean is: don't take more than you need and behave in a way that benefits the whole, keeping in mind future generations.

Writing a New Story: Leadership in Changing Times

Kanada Elizabeth Gorla | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Kanada Elizabeth Gorla

The question is not whether we are leaders but what we are leading ourselves and others towards? Leadership is intimately bound up with narrative, and the work of developing leaders, if it is to be relevant, must concern itself with the wider context of the narratives we find ourselves in and those we are creating with every choice we make.

Powered by Nature

Andy Middleton | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Andy Middleton

With the privilege of starting again, the one thing that I'd change would be to dream wild change a few years earlier, and laugh more loudly at the folk who say it can't be done. They were never going to try in the first place.

Leading With Courage While Crossing the Threshold

Giles Hutchins | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Giles Hutchins

The root word of 'leadership' is 'leith' which means to cross the threshold, to let go of old ways, mind-sets and logic in order to embrace the new; a new way of attending to ourselves, each other and the world. It asks us to recognise the vitality of co-creating new ways of operating beyond the confines of pre-defined outcomes, and demands a metamorphosis no less from fear to courage...

Helping Leaders Achieve Positive Change

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

When Prime Minister, Tony Blair said that it's not the role of business to solve social problems. Business should just get on with the business of making money and leave social issues to others. How things have changed...

Tim Cook's Bigger Message - It's Not About Being Gay, It's About Being Real

Neil Gibb | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Gibb

Here is the CEO of the highest profile corporation in the world, a company whose biggest growing market is in Asia, where many societies have a far less tolerant attitude to homosexuality, saying with no fuss or drama, that he is proud and glad to be gay. There's many a high profile movie star who have not been prepared to be so bold.

A Manifesto for Every Woman

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

I have carried our the same research with over 1200 participants and the answer is clear! reveals that success for women definitely includes the Third Matrix as much as career and financial success. Here's a few examples:

'I am Woman, Hear Me Roar'

Jo Haigh | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

The man, the hunter gatherer. The woman, home maker and carer. It's 2014 for goodness sake this still cannot be true! With more and more women having to work, never mind wanting to, the business horizon has surely changed and for the better.

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

Trust - The Must Have for the 21st Century Leader

Charles Elvin | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK
Charles Elvin

Trust means many things to many people which can make it quite a somewhat undefinable and vague subject. So what exactly is it? Why does it matter in a business context? And what does it look like in your organisation?

Leadership for Change - Lessons From Rwanda

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

I used to be sympathetic to senior business leaders who complained of the difficulty of changing the culture of their businesses to make them more inc...

Britain Has Lost a Vision and Is Yet to Find a Role

Peter Wilding | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The leadership black-hole is the real story of this year. The Union was nearly lost because the Westminster elites failed to articulate a convincing, positive vision of why the Scots should back the UK...

Liberal Leadership Hits New Low in Loyalty

Richard Hytner | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

Clegg is not alone this week in turning on his leader. In his new autobiography, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen takes a swipe at his Vice Captain Matt Prior, describing the wicket keeper as 'a Dairylea triangle thinking he was a Brie'.

Promoting Women's Rights at the Labour Party Conference

Cath Nixon | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Cath Nixon

It was exciting to attend an event like this in Manchester, where I live. There was a buzz around the conference that spread out into the city. It was a chance for campaigners to raise their voice on important issues, for labour party members to have their say, and politicians to outline Labours stance on policies and issues.

Sports Leadership - Practical Learning With a Qualification to Show

Linda Plowright | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Linda Plowright

Vocational learning is wide ranging and inclusive for all abilities, far more so than many academic styles of learning. We need to encourage a culture where vocational and academic qualifications are seen as equal, and learners follow the route most suited to them with pride.

Post #Indyref, This Is a Time for Leadership - We Must Be #StrongerWithEU

Peter Wilding | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The most important legacy of the Scottish referendum will be how vividly it made real the huge disenchantment with both our politics and our politicians today. But voters for Yes were not simply rejecting a Westminster elite they perceive as out of touch, remote and uncaring, they were also voting to embrace a more positive vision of Scotland...

Put On Your Ray-Bans and Stitch Your Patchwork Quilt Models

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Wonderwoman, Princess Diana, Madonna. They provided inspiration, ideas, visions from which to pluck, mould and reshape, to create my own look, my own aura, my own presentation of myself to the world.

Are the Streets of Silicon Valley Paved With Entrepreneurial Gold?

Michelle Wright | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Wright

Developing a company culture need to be intentional, thought about and acted upon, and if you are not happy as a founder with your culture, then take a long-hard look in the mirror, as creating the culture is your principal responsibility. Cue cringeworthy self-reflection...

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.