Conversations about leadership

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Be Good for Goodness Sake – Compliance and coaching

We teach children to be good with promises of Santa and presents, but how does this taught compliance affect us as leaders? Are we losing our voices?

WHY did I say yes to that?

How often do you find yourself nodding cheerfully and agreeing to do something which, only minutes later, will have you gently banging your skull against your desk, muttering…why? WHY did I say yes to that!

How To Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

Giving feedback is a difficult balance even for an experienced manager. Learn how to inspire change rather than hostility and help your employees improve.

Our blame culture, leadership lessons and an envelope

We have become so caught up in our own expectations for perfectionism which stops us being in the moment and getting wrapped up in our blame culture.

The Art of Career Conversations

Given that some managers are ill equipped to lead career conversations, Nicky Smith shares practical steps you can take to make confident career conversations part of your DNA.

What makes regular women successful?

We hear lots of things about what successful women have in common. But these are usually super stars. But what makes regular successful women? Our writer looked at her network.

What male mentors need to know about mentoring women

With a low number of women in senior roles it falls on male mentors to support women. But male leaders do not always have the right training.

The worrying normalisation of misogyny

The normalisation of misogyny is embedded in our social media diets that even an ad from Audi can cause a sexist backlash. It exposes something much deeper.

18 Things Respected Well-Liked Leaders Consistently Do

Respected well-liked leaders inspire, engage, and foster organizational success. Kate Nasser shares her list of things well-liked leaders consistently do.

Thatcher: most influential woman of the last 70 years

Mentioning Thatcher's name is enough to evoke some strong emotions but she's been named the most influential women in 70 years. We look at why,
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