What Is Your Personal Version Two?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

Last week I got engaged to be married to Gemma, the love of my life. I'm not saying this as an invite to an engagement party, nor am I fishing for presents. The reasons I'm mentioning it is because it links to one of the secrets of my success.

Tony Benn's Funeral: The Conflict Between Politicians' Words of Praise and Everyday Actions

Matt Hawkins | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

It can sometimes stick in the throat to hear these politicians eulogising about "honour" when they seem so short of it themselves... Nick Clegg praised Tony Benn for being a "fervent defender of what he believed in", seemingly forgetting his own paltry commitment to defend students from a hike in tuition fees.

New Individuals, New Context: The Citizen and the Sharing Society

Jon Alexander | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Alexander

This is a huge era of opportunity. It is now possible for us to work together on a scale never known before to design and create a truly inclusive world. Our shared hope in this working on this piece together is that if we can see this picture, we can seize it.

Say No to Being Anyone But Yourself in 2014

Adele Barlow | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Ask 5 people to tell you the 10 things they think you're really great at. Paint it loud and proud and don't brush it off. In there lies to the clue to what you'd be good at, and again, you might not be doing it in your day job.

Why I Need Feminism

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Feminism shouldn't be a gendered concern. By this I mean that feminism shouldn't be something that only women care about. As a man, I don't profess to need feminism as much as my female friends. I'm not the one being held back because of my gender, or having obscenities thrown at me in the streets...

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Beyond the Fed - From Federal ShutDown to Start Up

Maite Baron | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Politics
Maite Baron

So America has a Federal Shutdown ... at least partially ... paralysed because those supposedly responsible for leading the country have put egos and self-interest before all else. As a result, more than 800,000 federal workers who thought themselves in safe government jobs are kicking their heels at home, waiting to be called back to work, with no certainty they'll be paid for their enforced layoff.

Same Price, Different Values

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

For several years now, big retailers both in the UK and overseas have focused their communications muscle on prices, which is was course a logical reaction to the financial crisis. But this has been problematic for Sainsbury's, which is almost certainly not the cheapest.

Why Values Matter at Work

Charles Elvin | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Charles Elvin

So why do ethics matter in the workplace and what should you do, as an employee, if you find yourself facing an ethical dilemma?

A Thought on Margaret Thatcher

Richard Stacy | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Stacy

The last 30 years have shown that if you pursue a Thatcherite approach, as admirable as its values might seem at the time, all you end up creating is a society which allows the most aggressive and self-interested to reach the top of both politics and business.

How Multiculturalism Can Work

Ben G. Jones | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

Cultural diversity has played a key role in forming the multicultural Britain of today, far more so than adherence to one set of 'national values' has. The role of the state is to enforce this tolerance through laws and expose children to the true diversity of the world they are entering in the education system.

The Dogma of Advertising and Consumerism

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ziad Abu-Saud

A common psychological principle used by advertisers is that repetition constitutes mental conditioning. Studies show that the more something is repeated to you, the more you will believe it.

Have We Given Up Being Nice?

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We have lost respect for our fellow human beings. We don't respect their personal space, their feelings, their boundaries, them full stop. We have become so self-obsessed we can't see as far as our own nose. We have so much yet nothing is ever enough. It all spells one word. Ingratitude.

Tax Avoidance: A False Economy

Russell Ward | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Russell Ward

Unless you have been living in a box over the last few weeks, you can't have failed to notice the recent scandal surrounding certain multinational companies.

Waters for New Leaders

Marianne Abib-Pech | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK
Marianne Abib-Pech

Leadership is about actions, not just words, so you need to show commitment in behaviour that is related to your value statement.

Values Education - Can Values Change the World?

Nigel Rayment | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Rayment

Yes, values can change the world. Of course they do. Whether we know it or not, every decision we make individually and collectively, is shaped by values.

The Happiest Person in the UK

Beth Burgess | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

The happiest person in the UK is a married Indian lady, who own her own home on a remote Scottish island. But if you're not her, there really is no need to worry.

Why is Depression Highest for People in the Richest Countries?

Felix Economakis | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Felix Economakis

Depression is the number one mental problem in western industrialised nations, and it is no respecter of status or income.

Explaining the Rise in Marriage Rates

Mairead Molloy | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK
Mairead Molloy

New official figures last month revealed that the number of marriages has increased at the fastest rate for a decade, fuelled by a surge in middle-aged couples deciding to tie the knot.

Education is Bad for you

Dennis Hayes | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dennis Hayes

Without a hint of irony, Dennis Hayes explores the damage that education can do to you. Ever since that famous speech in 1996 when Tony Blair decla...