Values

Can Using Values Make a Better Society?

David Evans | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Evans

Does catering to materialism breed more materialism or less? Does addressing concerns about immigration feed bigotry or forge liberalism? These are b...

Looking at Your Values

Maggie Currie | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are many reasons why values change, sometimes they just don't seem to fit right. There are some values that never change, and that is just the way it is.

Developing a New Vision to Improve Mental Healthcare Provision for Children and Young People

Prof Dame Sue Bailey | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Prof Dame Sue Bailey

The increased focus on children and young people's mental health can only be a good thing. But alongside setting out the scale of the problems facing children and young people we also need to identify workable answers.

The Excessive Sameness of the FTSE100

Nick Liddell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK
Nick Liddell

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier" Roy E. Disney Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt himself, earned a reputation am...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

Young People - Value Your Perspective

Josh Taylor | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

Regardless of whether you're an entrepreneur, employed or a student, as a young person with less experience than your peers, you'll be familiar with situations where you feel intimidated by authority figures and unworthy of your youthful opinion. Fear can stop us from speaking up and sharing our ideas to avoid making a mistake or sounding stupid.

Three Tips to Stay True to You

Bev James | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

What may have originally seemed like an epic faux pas has in fact opened the door to a world of praise and opportunity. Ahmed's story is a welcomed reminder that exploring different ways of doing things; being open to innovation and allowing ourselves to stand out from the crowd has its benefits.

What Do You Value in Life?

Joanna Cates | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

His values in the long term turned out to be incredibly important - not just for him as an individual but for society as a whole. The transgression of this value on a global scale had possibly played a significant role in triggering one of the worst financial crises of the last century.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Good Versus Good: A New Way of Exploring Business Problems

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

The concept of "Good versus Good" is not just a way of approaching business. The Goods allow us to get to the root of our thinking and behavior quickly. They allow us to understand where people are coming from. This allows us to transform our differences into common ground, and make better business. That's when grey becomes a beautiful color. That's when it's all good.

Mum Wars - It's All Just Party Politics

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

We are all entitled to free speech (thank democracy). We have control over what we choose to read, and how we respond to it; and we all have our own set of values to dictate what we feel is appropriate to share.

Dear Would Be Prime Minister - A Challenge From the UK Values Alliance

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Miss Deap Khambay

Your party would have us, the voters, believe that your people, plans and policies have clear and distinctive values at their heart. We are currently unconvinced, and sceptical with good cause. Here's why.

Passionate Election Apathy

Helen Sharpe | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Helen Sharpe

Last week a Tory council candidate disparagingly referred to Ed Miliband as 'the Jew', a UKIP MP referred to gay people as A** bandits and the prospect of Boris Johnson running the country was actually being seriously discussed. This week is election week and it is fair to say my loss of faith in the political system is at its highest.

Three Ways to Live More Simply

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

As a mindfulness teacher, it's my job to support others in improving their wellbeing, often through discovering a slower pace of life. So imagine my shock when I realised just how far I'd got sucked into the doing frenzy that our culture seems addicted to.

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

Values, Rather Than Goals, Help Us Live a Rich and Meaningful Life

Alexa Frey | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Society reinforces this tendency to strive for a constant state of happiness: Hollywood and fairy tales lead us to believe that happy endings are the ultimate goal, and advertisements tell us that if we only buy this specific product it will make us feel good.

Have the Planets Aligned for Ed Miliband?

Leo Garbutt | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Over the last century, there have been periods during which one set of commonly accepted values in British politics is replaced by another. This occur...

Why My Mother's Death Made Me Write a Book on Parenting Girls

Judy Reith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

When my mum died after a long fight with Alzheimer's, grief threw me an opportunity to consider her legacy to me, and my three daughters. A friend said to me, "We all leave our shadow behind". So what is my mum's shadow? What will mine be to my darling daughters so they have what they need to thrive in the modern world?

Give Yourself Permission to Simply Be

Maggie Currie | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

The elation that you feel when you have learned an important lesson, achieved a goal, mastered a new technique or had a big breakthrough can sometimes be met with a period of downtime afterward.

The Struggle for Values - In and Out of the Modern Job Market

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The unemployed are far from valueless - far from the cynical self-serving schemers they are often made out to be. Instead, they have found ways to adapt, to live and to find worth in the world that is theirs at present.

The Warmest Day of Winter: Kindness Day!

Georgina Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

This year, on the Kindness UK website, I have pledged one of the kind acts that I will do for Kindness Day. I'm going to visit a nursing home armed with goodies to give to the residents and I will spend time chatting to them.

From Essex to Manchester, the Ukip Surge Signals the Death Knell of Class-Based Voting

David Evans | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Evans

I do not believe that we are seeing the 'End of Politics'. I do, however, believe that we have reached the culmination of a steady, 40-year shift away from class-based voting. The two will feel, to many, like they are very much the same thing. Indeed, if the main parties do not face up to the change that has taken place, they could become so.

Values - Die Inside and Out or Develop Your Love and Business

Anna Roth | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Ask yourself: Do you want lead a life that makes you die inside and out? Or do you want to grow and develop your love of life and a business that's full of joy? Like Sir Richard Branson mentioned, 'I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living'.

There's a Reason Why Supermarkets' 'Value' Ranges Are So Cheap - And It's Got Nothing to Do With Value

Clare Finney | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

No more could the aforementioned baker afford to love baking if he were to sell his loaves at the supermarket price of 75p a loaf. "If this was an industrial bakery," he observed tartly, "we'd employ three or four people and it would be automated."

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.