If there’s one thing that your management training to date may not have prepared you for, it’s how to deal with ‘disruptive’ talent… people such as Sir Richard Branson. Yep, the Virgin founder recently admitted in an interview with BBC World Business that he possibly wouldn’t be the easiest employee Read more…
Why is unconscious bias the hottest issue in workplaces right now? Well, it’s becoming increasingly evident that we are not as rational as we might like to think when making decisions about people, whether in recruitment, performance appraisals or promotion. Bias is inevitable and ever-present. Big businesses are now becoming Read more…
You’ve probably already come across the the terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’, and the associated stereotypes that can arise – the former as unsocial, secretive and aloof, the latter aggressive, egotistical and socially needy. But we also know instinctively and anecdotally that these are unhelpful and often negative generalisations – after all, if you want the introverts and extroverts in your workplace to work productively together, you will need them to appreciate the very meaningful contributions that the other can bring.
Could you be discriminating against certain staff in your workplace without even realising it? It’s not something that many of us would like to think still happens in today’s supposedly more equal world. But even the most well-meaning of us can still fuel discrimination through certain unconscious workplace biases; we explore this in our business breakfast session Unconscious Bias.
So in other words, don’t just talk about your ideas, turn them into tangible and real action! There
are plenty of people who talk the talk, but the differentiating factor of an effective
leader is someone who doesn’t just talk about it, but acts and gets things done. Be
It’s still easy for many of us to forget the importance of equality and diversity training, particularly if we do not come from minority group. However, it remains important to hold issues of diversity and inclusion firmly in mind. You may feel that you are too focused on your work Read more…
What we need to think about is attitude and expectations – it is all about how to approach your job to maximise your job satisfaction. Being happy and productive in your job is really important as it has a knock on effect on your outlook on life in general.
Have you lost your love of learning? It is all too easy in our busy, busy, non-stop, hectic lives to allow/enable that passion for learning to slip.
Here are some ideas on how to regain that passion and rediscover your love for learning and what better date to be talking about love than Valentine’s Day!
Change can affect individuals in a variety of ways: During change, people can move through several stages – fear, denial, acceptance and finally growth as identified in Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s grief cycle. We looked at this model last week and it’s often the one that is used to illustrate some of the common effects that personal change can have on an individual’s morale over time.
Culture is largely subliminal and is an often unconscious set of assumptions that define how we operate and also what behaviour is allowed; this intangibility can make understanding our organisational culture and any subsequent implementation of change challenging.