Welcome to Quest Leadership’s blog, where we regularly share news, views, insights and tips relating to the worlds of business consulting and leadership development.

 

Helen Green

Take a break

How do you spend your lunch hour? Or perhaps, given the results of a recent Glassdoor survey, I should be asking whether you have a lunch hour at all. 70% of those polled take less than an hour for lunch, with the average across the survey being just thirty-one minutes. And with 23% commenting that […]

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Helen Green

Working positively

Do you enjoy what you do? More importantly how do your people perceive the daily round? Are they happy and engaged, approaching their work in a positive frame of mind or is it more of a case of ‘I don’t like Mondays’? Two recent surveys have revealed that for some at least, work is not […]

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Helen Green

Confidence in your business success

Around the turn of the year the Institute of Directors (IoD) issued the latest statistics in their series on business confidence. It was perhaps unsurprising, given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, to see that business leaders’ confidence in the UK economy had fallen to its lowest level in eighteen months. What was more pleasing, however, […]

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Helen Green

Resolving to lead into 2019

There is something magical about the turn of the year. The clock ticks over from one second to the next in an endless procession through time; and yet that one tick at the end of the year seems to bring with it a unique chance to change, to be or to act differently in the […]

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Helen Green

Building stress awareness

57% of working days lost through illness in 2017/18 were due to workplace related stress. That’s the conclusion from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which has calculated that in that period 595,000 workers in the UK suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. That represents an increase of 69,000 on the previous year; a […]

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Helen Green

Diversity not disadvantage

“Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage.” That’s the headline on the United Nations web page* which draws attention to The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Now in its 26th year, this day on December 3rd is designed to both spread awareness of disability issues as well as to promote the benefits of including people with […]

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Helen Green

When every day is Black Friday

Originally conceived as a means of kick-starting spending in the USA after Thanksgiving; Black Friday now seems to encompass a week or more of shopping enticements. However, amidst warnings from consumer groups that some ‘bargains’ may not be all they seem, and with some retail analysts suggesting that heavy pre-Christmas discounting may not be in […]

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Helen Green

Bringing diversity to leadership

Whatever your take on the US mid-term elections, one success story is the record number of women both standing for and elected to the House of Representatives. At the time of writing the final results have still to be declared but already we know that when the new contingent take their seats they will include […]

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Helen Green

The true value of teamwork

It scarcely seems a year ago when we were writing about lessons of courage and determination from the Toronto Invictus Games. Now a new games is taking place in Sydney Australia and once again the stories of challenges faced and hurdles overcome are truly inspiring. At the time of writing the event is half way […]

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Helen Green

Enhancing mental resilience

October 10th 2018 marks World Mental Health Day. Promoted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the focus for this year is young people and mental health in a changing world. According to the WHO, suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 year-olds worldwide with half of all mental illnesses beginning by age […]

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