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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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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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