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Hyping generational differences is unhelpful

5 November 2018 I’m starting to feel sorry for the so-called ‘Millennial’ generation. For years, they’ve been surveyed, sorted and categorised into a cohort with distinctly unappealing characteristics: the ‘Me’ generation, ‘snowflakes’, self-absorbed, restless, entitled, and needy. Now they’re going … Continue reading

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If you think you’re doing a good job measuring inclusion, think again

24 Oct 2018 This article is the first in a series that Rebekah Steele and I are posting on LinkedIn, focused on how organisations can do a better job of inclusion. By Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele ARE your inclusion … Continue reading

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Telling your career story

7 Oct 2018 What is your career story? What pivotal events, opportunities and setbacks have shaped your professional life? What are the values and strengths that motivate you and determine the choices you make? If these questions are hard to … Continue reading

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Will UK employers have to advertise jobs as flexible?

4 Oct 2018 It’s National Work Life Week in the UK, and with it comes news that the government is considering steps to increase flexible working.  As part of a package of measures,  Business Secretary Greg Clark said the  government … Continue reading

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How to have better conversations at work

25 Sept 2018 What we say and how we say it affects the culture at work. I recently went to collect an order at a furnishing store and the staff could not find it. When the manager came over to … Continue reading

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What’s needed for leadership in the new world of work?

25 July 2018 The very notion of leadership is shifting. Where once leaders behaved as individualistic ‘heroes on the rock’, none can now pretend to do it all alone. The pace of change and the complexity of global challenges require … Continue reading

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Busting myths about gender and confidence

13 May 2018 Women are often given the message that, if only they were more assertive and confident, they would be able to grab those leadership roles more easily. But, as I explain in this column, new research shows that … Continue reading

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Don’t take women’s rights for granted

18 March 2018 A century after the start of women’s suffrage in Britain, we still cannot take women’s hard-won rights for granted. I explain why, and what the implications are, in this column.

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Seven ways to change what ‘power’ looks like

26 January 2018 What can we do to change how ‘power’ is perceived? The question is made even more urgent in the face of  widespread accusations of abuse by men in positions of power – the latest being the repugnant … Continue reading

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Gender and the future of work

14 Nov 2017 As recent events have highlighted, the gender divide at work is a continuing concern, and one that holds back economic progress. Does the future of work signal positive change? Will digital transformation narrow the gender gap in … Continue reading

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