“Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage.” That’s currently the headline on the United Nations website 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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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

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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Chris Nel

Getting the basics right

When we write about leadership we tend to draw out certain elements such as the importance of helping others to grow, building empowerment and initiative, and developing a strategy and vision for the future. But there are other elements of leadership which are equally important including promoting a focus on an attention to detail which […]

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In celebration of the end of another school year the BBC has compiled a guide to understanding the school report. Amidst remarks such as ‘open to new ideas’ and ‘lively and enthusiastic’ one in particular struck a chord with us. Apparently the comment ‘has shown an interest in self-guided learning’ better translates as ‘decides on […]

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Helen Green

Reporting the pay gap

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, has increased the stakes in respect of executive pay. In legislation being laid before Parliament on Monday 11 June, the Government has set out plans to require businesses with more than 250 employees to annually publish and justify the pay gap between executives and employees. This legislation was first mooted […]

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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

Promoting women in finance

What is the diversity mix like within your organisation? Is diversity an ongoing initiative or have you reached your ‘quota’ and have therefore let the push for diversity slide into the background as other more pressing issues claim centre stage? OK, maybe that last scenario is a bit far fetched, not the least because the […]

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Chris Nel

Leading Mergers and Acquisitions

Successful mergers and acquisitions require people leadership as much as financial leadership.

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Chris Nel

Investing in Leadership

In fact, the CMI’s commentary on the budget makes salutary reading for British business. The CMI quotes bad management as being the number one cause for business failure as well as the main hindrance for SME growth. Worse still, bad people management practices are estimated to cost the UK £84 billion per annum. What this […]

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