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Achieving results on Diversity & Inclusion

24 Oct 2017  Newsweek  has just published a thoroughly researched and readable report,  Achieving Results: Diversity & Inclusion Actions with Impact, by specialist consultants Veronika Hucke and Lisa Kepinski. There’s a section on flexibility at work, and an interview I … Continue reading

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Humble leaders are better leaders

17 Oct 2017 In this column I write about  the importance of humility in leaders, and why, despite being out of fashion, it is a key ingredient for long-term success. First published by IWE, September 2017  

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Do you know your basic global facts?

24 August 2017 The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London revealed  ignorance of the vast divide between rich and poor in Britain’s ‘advanced economy’. If we know little about the everyday struggles and dangers of people in our neighbourhoods, what does … Continue reading

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High heels – a matter of choice or obligation?

11 May 2017 In my latest IWE column,  I write about the continuing discriminatory  practice of obliging women to wear high heels at work, and some useful  ways of tackling it.

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Why aren’t women flocking to science?

13 March 2017 Encouraging more women to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths, and to stick with them,  would do much to address  serious  skills shortages in these areas. In my latest  column for IWE, I investigate  … Continue reading

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Why would men join a gender network?

24 January 2017: Employee networks can be a powerful way to influence change in corporate culture. Or they can be ineffectual. A lot depends on how they are positioned. This column examines new research into what works, and what doesn’t, … Continue reading

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Creating inclusion at work

23 November 2016: There’s a buzz in business about creating inclusive work environments. The need for inclusion in society, and the difficulty of achieving it, have meanwhile been highlighted by the huge divides revealed by the Brexit vote and the … Continue reading

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Mid-career breaks and longer working lives

The idea of mid-career breaks is one answer to the question of how to sustain longer working lives. Jim Luetkemeyer, a 42-year-old PR consultant from Washington DC, is taking a year’s break to travel round the world with his wife, … Continue reading

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The Work Revolution – a special FT report

I wrote three articles for the FT’s 30 June special report on The Work Revolution. My overview is about how technology is banishing old, static ways of working in favour of agile innovations. There’s an article about how to manage … Continue reading

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Can women’s networks damage female advancement?

4 April 2016 New research from two experts in Diversity & Inclusion shows that many corporate women’s networks fail to live up to expectations, due to a lack of funding and recognition. Ironically, an initiative put in place to support … Continue reading

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