Interviewed in The Sunday Times August 13th 2017 actor and director Idris Elba was quoted … “I feel like fear is a really boring waste of time. It’s a muscle. It’s an exercise. It’s pushing past the comfort zone. You can’t live a life thinking it could go bad. I could have got run over … Continue reading Idris Elba nails it …
Half of my clients are women, the majority of people writing about gender equality are women and I wanted to ask some questions to my male business partner. Here goes: What do you think it’s like to be a woman in business? There is no doubt that there is a seam of misogynist attitude that … Continue reading I asked a man what it’s like to be a woman in business
Our top 5 leadership tips… Inspirational leaders deliver 10-30% increased productivity* – how about investing in your own leadership skills in 2016? The Strengths of Great leaders are characterised by their ability to reflect and grow Ask yourself, ‘Do the following appear in my top 10 key leadership strengths?’ 1 Open mindedness. Collaborate with your teams, listen to new … Continue reading Be The Best Leader you can BE in 2016
What New Year Resolutions are you making for your business life or personal life this year? And should you even distinguish between the two aspects of your life? How many of us have stood in a slightly drunken state at a New Year Party and declared X or Y as a New Year Resolution? “I’m going … Continue reading CHOOSE TO CREATE AMAZING RESULTS FOR YOURSELF IN YOUR LIFE IN 2016!
Are quotas the answer? Agnes Bamford and Helen Croft of The Results Centre discuss the impact of introducing quotas to create gender balance in the boardroom. Despite increased awareness of equality issues within business, British boardrooms remain largely male dominated environments. Women currently account for around 20% of board membership in FTSE 100 companies, but this … Continue reading Addressing the issue of women in the boardroom
With gender quotas being the phrase on everyone’s minds at the moment, The Results Centre consider the rise of quotas for women on boards. Following Norway’s introduction of a 40% quota for female directors of listed companies in 2008, gender quotas have been introduced in a variety of countries, including Iceland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands … Continue reading The rise and rise of gender quotas
The House of Lords has this month asked the government to oppose EU proposals to impose quotas for women on boards. This follows a short inquiry into the EU proposals by the House of Lords EU Sub Committee the Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment, in which the committee labelled the plans as ‘misguided’. The EU … Continue reading Government urged to stand against quotas for women
New research has shown that whilst women in senior leadership positions rate higher than men in overall competencies, they often lack in the ‘key career experiences’ that often give men more opportunities in the senior levels of business. The report, researched by Korn Ferry, discovered that women generally score higher than men in all dimensions … Continue reading Do female leaders have fewer key experiences?
An event highlighting the issue of gender quotas and women in the boardroom will take place in London next month (October). The event is being hosted by the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce and is entitled ‘The Quota Truth – 10 Years On’. Speakers will include business leaders and the Norwegian ambassador. Norway was the first European … Continue reading Event debates the issue of quotas for women in the boardroom
It is true in this era of globalisation that the world is indeed becoming smaller; as a result we now see more businesses working on a global level. However, it is important to remember that there will be many cultural differences which could cause some uncomfortable moments. Whilst it’s unlikely that you will be able … Continue reading How to work with people from other cultures