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...

Workplace Mindfulness: Does the Science Stack Up Yet?

Jutta Tobias | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

Mindfulness training programmes are en vogue in forward-looking workplaces. Advocates often refer sceptics to the impressive evidence base around mindfulness: literally thousands of scientific papers have been published on mindfulness. However, there are three problems with this...

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff : Step 6 - Influence your leaders

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

This series of articles will appear weekly and present Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may have pr...

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

Sofie Sandell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.

How to Shake Off That Critical Voice

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Recently the actress, Natalie Portman, made a speech at Harvard admitting to feeling like an imposter. It was interesting to hear that someone so successful suffered the self-same anxieties as many other women.

The Most Important Thing I Have Written in 36 Years of Hard Labour: Vote Yvette

Duncan Enright | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics
Duncan Enright

Yvette is best placed to counter the Tory government. It is well known that David Cameron has a "woman problem", and his replacement is likely to be another old Etonian like Boris who will be rattled by Yvette's forensic style.

What Is the Connection Between Leadership and Digital Stress?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

When we carry our digital devices with us it means that we bring our work with us everywhere we go. It's right there in our pocket or on the table next to us. Our brain and body are never really disconnected from our work life.

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 3

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

It is now well known that BME NHS staff are twice as likely to face disciplinary procedures, and one study found that more than 60% of the midwives in London subject to disciplinary procedures were black, and all ten that were eventually dismissed were from a BME background.

The 7 Modern Deadly Sins of Digital Leadership

Sofie Sandell | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

I've adapted these modern deadly sins and applied them to my digital leadership philosophy - which in this case can also be seen as leadership based on modern values.

Conservatives Should Welcome Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader - Sincerely

Alex Larman | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Larman

Yet what can be confidently expected from a Cameron vs Corbyn Parliament is not the drab old 'business as usual'. Corbyn's politics might be as passé as his dress sense, a romantic ideal that bears no relation to the real world, and entirely incapable of winning a General Election in 2020.

Why the Future of Labour Has to Be About More Than Comfort Food

Richard Burden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

So the deadline has now passed for people to register as Labour supporters to have a vote in the Labour Leadership election. Amid stories of malign infiltration by some Tories and others, Labour is right to check the genuineness of applications before ballot papers are issued.