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Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

How To Poo In Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may have all read 'Everyone Poops' as children, but it seems as adults we are still coy about going to the loo - especially on a date or at work. ...

Have You Failed to Spot a Toxic Work Environment?

Adam Strong | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

Excessively long hours, a willingness to take payment in lieu of annual leave, staff giving up their weekends as a matter of course... something's seriously wrong with this picture. Is there undue pressure on your staff to accept this as the norm?

It's Time to Develop a Coaching Culture

Rachel Kay | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Rachel Kay

Not everybody has to be a professionally qualified coach, but if everybody with management responsibilities at least exhibits coaching behaviours the result can be extremely powerful.

Apprenticeships: What's in a Name?

Chris Jones | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

There's nothing wrong with the concept of gaining practical skills alongside academic study, but that's what 'sandwich year' university programmes already offer. Is it truly an apprenticeship, then, or is it simply re-packaged?

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

Digital Transformation: The Move to Digital Business

Matthew Finnie | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

For many the assertion that your business can become 100% digital isn't practical but the simplicity and efficiency of digitisation is an ambition that can be leveraged in every business, whether it is shifting bulk aggregates, or tailoring bespoke suits for a global market.

The Job Is Not "Done" When It Comes to Youth Unemployment

Rosi Prescott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rosi Prescott

The government must be challenged so that we can create a generation that no longer feels lost or bereft of employment prospects. Not only will this save billions of pounds in public finance, it will also help with the wider economy, reduce crime, support skills shortages, and boost our nation's productivity.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

The Bank of England's Damascene Moment Shows Just How Important Web-watching is Becoming Within Finance - but Don't Think it's Easy

Emmett Kilduff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Emmett Kilduff

Every minute of every day sees 100,000 new tweets, 2 million Google searches, and 347 new WordPress blogs, while consumers spend around $272,070 on online purchases.

Management Apprenticeships - Stereotypes and Old Misconceptions

Charles Elvin | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

It is National Apprenticeship Week this week (9-13 March) and for the Institute of Leadership & Management, the fate of management apprenticeships is a key topic of conversation due to the limitations on funding.

Is Your Dog Getting Too Much 'Me Time'?

Claire Stallard | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Claire Stallard

Although we can't change the fact that dogs want to spend most of their time with us (and why would we as this is what makes them fantastic companions!), we can at least help them by preparing them well for spending a bit of time on their own, should they need to.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Freelancing Tools Of The Trade - The 90's And Now

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Trying to keep up? Here's how to translate your current resources in to the tools you'll need to keep up with the New Age.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

Is Beauty Really a Privilege?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Staying young and attractive certainly seems to be hugely important in today's society. It's difficult to imagine anyone bemoaning the fact that they're beautiful; being physically attractive is considered fortunate, and when beautiful people to complain about their beauty, it seems ungrateful almost.

Britain, a Nation of Entrepreneurs

Stephen Fear | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

As we approach the UK General Election it is obvious that possibly for the first time ever, most, if not all, of the main political parties accept that the creation of wealth through free enterprise is the only real way toward general prosperity.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

The Pitfalls of Freelance - Four Ways to Make Lone Working Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
E J Rosetta

Two years ago, I flounced out of my office in a flurry of frustration and raged my way home and out of the rat race. It was terrifying, wonderful, exhilarating, seriously stupid and the best thing I have ever done.

Perception Is Reality: Are People Looking for Jobs That Don't Exist?

Ian Burke | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Ian Burke

People looking for their first job have long had a raw deal in the labour market. The effects of the financial crisis in 2008 meant employers disproportionately scaled back recruitment of entry level jobs and the most recent ONS statistics concerning those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) say there are still 954,000 young (16 -24) NEETs.

We Create Fame - Want to Join Us?

Philip Trippenbach | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Trippenbach

You've probably never heard of the company I work for. But our product is all around you. In fact, it's inside you. We make ideas, and we put them in people's heads. Essentially, we create fame.

Observe The Masses, Do The Opposite

James Caan CBE | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

In the past few years there has been a huge soar in the number of people considering entrepreneurship as a career and actually taking the leap into starting their own business. Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars!

Mental Illness and the Workplace, How Flexible Working Can Offer Relief

Eleanor Taylor-Davis | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Taylor-Davis

Unfortunately, poor mental health and an office environment are about as diametrically opposed as you can get; one relies on infallible structure, rigorous regime and confidence, while the other is unpredictable, volatile and strips you of identity.

The Benefit of Doubt: What Women Gain from the Confidence Gap

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Neela Bettridge

What he calls 'creative' leadership I'd call conscious leadership: one that is highly attuned to the motivations and foibles of those around you. Conscious leaders tend to be very 'present'. They are good listeners and consensus builders.