Human history is built on envisioning the future. Many of us dream of a better tomorrow; effective leaders are those who create a roadmap to get there… but it’s not a path they walk alone. Whether in business, politics, or everyday life, deciding where you need to be is just the beginning. You then need […]

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“Any little girl who’s practising their speech on the telly – you never know!” Olivia Colman, in a widely applauded Oscar acceptance speech, managed to inject a note of encouragement amidst the usual thank-you’s. Never giving up, working hard to achieve your dream is an important message, particularly in the days of reality show instant […]

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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 31 minutes. And with 23% commenting that […]

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Do you enjoy what you do? More importantly, how do your people perceive their daily work? Are they happy and engaged, approaching their work in a positive frame of mind or is it more of a case of Mondayitis? Two recent surveys have revealed that for some at least, work is not as pleasant and […]

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Helen Green

Business confidence in the Brexit era

Business leaders’ confidence in the UK economy is at it’s lowest level in 18 months – findings from the latest Institute of Directors (IoD) survey on business confidence. This is unsurprising, given the uncertainty around Brexit, but it’s not all bad news. What was more pleasing, however, was the more positive way in which leaders viewed […]

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Chris Nel

New year, new you? 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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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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Chris Nel

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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Helen Green

Ambition is not leadership

“In the selection process, sometimes I worry that people are there for the wrong reasons.” As a new series of The Apprentice heads to our screens Lord Sugar admitted in a BBC interview that there was a chance that the show could attract people who are looking for TV fame rather than those with genuine […]

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Helen Green

As one door closes…

As the cricket and rugby league seasons wind to a close to be replaced on our screens by football and rugby union, as new dramas hit our television screens and fresh line-ups are announced for the return of old favourites; it is hard to escape the inevitable conclusion that summer is over and the slow […]

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