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5 Myths about Preparation

If you want to be world-class at something, everyone knows that you need to prepare. Yet in business, preparation seems to be overlooked too much.  Here are some ideas about why this is so… 1. It will take a long time… Good preparation is not like revising for an exam. It does not take hours. … Continued

Window Dressing vs. Soul Searching

As a leader, how do you stop a PR emergency from being a witch-hunt? Until recently, not many people had heard of Sir Roger Scruton, a conservative Cambridge philosopher. And virtually no-one knew, or cared, that he had an advisory position with the UK government on buildings. But in recent weeks he’s been on a … Continued

Working From Home – How to Succeed

Working from home is an extremely important part of working life for most people now. Yet there still is a stigma attached to it – often in our own minds as well as in the perceptions of other people. The stigma has to be broken because modern offices are not best suited for all kinds … Continued

Gender inequality at work underpinned by FOMO, suggests online poll.

Gender inequality at work is more complex than previously believed, an international survey suggests. Traditional external challenges, such as old-school male attitudes, are overshadowed by a damaging cocktail of interrelated problems linked to self-perception. Of these the most common is FOMO (fear of missing out), according to an online poll of 300 women by author … Continued

Projecting your Personal Brand: Learning from Greta Thunberg

We can learn a lot about personal brand from Greta Thunberg… Over the last month, a lot of commentators have jumped to the defence of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish teenager who has led a campaign for schools strikes for climate change. Critics of the media coverage of Thunberg have expressed disgust at what … Continued

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