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

Promoting diversity and inclusion

As the sun sets on the twenty-first Commonwealth Games it brings us the opportunity to reflect on not simply sporting success but also the way in which the games has promoted diversity and inclusion. Manchester in 2002 had the honour of being the first games to integrate para-sports into the main program, but these Gold […]

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Helen Green

Prioritising mental health

Talk in the press may be all about the gender pay gap at the moment but it’s not the only issue on the leadership agenda. A survey by BUPA has revealed that for 65% of businesses the mental health of employees is now a boardroom priority. In fact, the issue of mental health has risen […]

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Helen Green

Brexit and the art of green highlighters

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. Take the way in which agreement on the shape of the Brexit transition period was announced. Irrespective of the wording, the fact that areas of synergy were highlighted in green instantly added positivity to the message. Admittedly there are some areas which are still to be negotiated […]

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Helen Green

Leading diversity and inclusion

A quick scan of the internet revealed a varied response to International Women’s day 2018. With strikes, celebrations and affirmative actions on the menu, the way in which individuals and organisations marked the day served to highlight the many and varied conditions experienced by women in the workforce and in society. In the UK it […]

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Helen Green

Plastic: changing hearts and minds

Picture a pebble rolling down a hillside. It may have little or no effect, rolling onwards until it slowly loses momentum and winds to a halt. But if that pebble hits another and another then the effects can be dramatic, shifting the slope and creating a permanent change on the landscape. Now turn your attention […]

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Helen Green

Leading excellence: Olympic teamwork in action

Hopes and dreams amid a wind chill factor of minus twenty degrees; the Winter Olympics have arrived. Whilst viewers across the world enjoy the spectacle of snow and ice in the comfort of their own homes, spare a thought for the athletes and their support teams who are having to adapt to what some are […]

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As a manager, what you get paid for is changing. Are you? According to expert trend spotter and founding editor of Wired UK David Rowan (davidrowan.com) artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly – think exponentially – remove the people factor from routine management tasks. Areas such as planning, organising or budgeting, once the staple fare for managers, […]

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Helen Green

Supporting menopause transition

Is 2018 shaping up to be the year in which the people factor sits firmly at the top of the business agenda? Certainly if our first two articles of this year are anything to go by, it might well be the case. Last time out in our article “taking care of your people” we looked […]

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Helen Green

Taking care of your people

What has 2018 got in store for you? Sadly for many leaders, the first challenge to overcome may well be Australian flu. Responsible for numerous deaths ‘down under’ the flu has now reached Europe with hospitals cancelling routine operations and recalling staff in order to cope with a surge in demand. Commenting that it is […]

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Chris Nel

Who is your 2017 winner?

The nominees for 2017 sports personality of the year have one thing in common; they are all winners, either in their own right or as members of a team. There’s no-one on the shortlist who has captured the public imagination simply through trying or through overcoming a setback in order to do the best they […]

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