Neela Bettridge is a leadership consultant working with individual executives and teams to create lasting success – both professional and personal. Becoming a global player in business is not about being an automaton. It is about nurturing a holistic set of qualities that ensures success is inevitable. Her approach is personal, forthright, empowering and has a proven track record of achieving business objectives and resilience. Neela has 15 years’ experience of coaching both senior business leaders and teams in organisations ranging from start-ups to government departments to FTSE-100 companies. Her empathetic yet realistic approach remains consistent whatever the size of company, client or sector in which they operate. Neela campaigns actively against the dangers of short-termism. She is also the co-founder of business responsibility consultancy Article13. She was CEO of an environmental charity for eight years. Deeply engaged with diversity in the workplace, she is a gifted networker and speaker. She has also written a book on the leadership imperatives of sustainable businesses.
We haven't got it quite right yet. I still hear many women talking about the need to find balance between high-powered jobs and the other aspects of their lives. Women still need a hand because in some industries, it's like going back to the Ark.
26/03/2014 10:54 GMT
Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...
10/02/2014 10:36 GMT
'Fail better', fail fast, but make sure you've failed: that's what venture capitalists and innovation experts keep telling us. But how many of us truly embrace failure? I'm not sure we're even agreed on what it means.
23/12/2013 10:07 GMT
A lot of women are perfectionists, and in some situations, it's a real plus. Perfectionists aim high and strive to give of their best. More often than not, they get whatever they are doing right. But at what cost?
28/11/2013 12:04 GMT
It takes inner strength to lead without the limelight. But a lot of women have been doing this for years. This is the danger of light-touch leadership: it is often invisible and can go unrecognised, especially to those outside of your immediate circle.
01/11/2013 12:40 GMT
I was once brought in to 'tone down' the image of a very senior female executive in financial services (a job I turned down). Her appearance was deemed inappropriate -- perhaps her sharp dress intimidated her male colleagues.
23/09/2013 11:17 BST
Should women be doing more to support each other? Why should they? These are questions that have been batted back and forth for years. And while the focus has, rightly, shifted away from blaming women for a lack of progress to senior positions, there is still a sense that some women could be doing more to build each other up individually.
20/08/2013 12:53 BST
One businesswoman I know has made 'hearing laughter' a KPI among her teams. This isn't just whimsy: happiness as a value metric has been championed by everyone from Robert Kennedy to economist Lord Layard to happiness at work guru Alexander Kjerulf.
31/07/2013 13:41 BST
Why should men wish to discuss 'women's issues'? Because they are now everybody's issues. Today, the main workplace debate is often about 'work-life' and family, and these have no gender bias.
18/06/2013 10:28 BST
In a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are now the norm, are women missing a trick? Instead of playing catch-up in existing corporate structures, why not create newer, more sustainable ones?
15/03/2013 12:03 GMT
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