Leadership

What is the role of flexible working in business today with Suzie Lewis

We conducted a Q&A interview with Suzie Lewis, Managing Director at Transform for Value, around business transformation, strategic organisational change, and the importance of inclusion and wellbeing within an organisation.
 

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective by Ashley Lipman

Are great leaders born or made? Some would argue that only those born with certain personality traits grow up to be leaders. Others argue that leadership skills are developed as one grows, through practice and education. Most likely, both factors play a significant role in how someone turns out.

Change doesn't have to be hard... by Kelly Swingler

Change has fast become the one constant in businesses today, but can there be a point when too much change is no longer good for business?

 

If the changes aren’t fully considered, fully implemented and the people are not engaged with the process, then yes.

In 2013 a large London based organisation commenced a two-year transformation programme looking to change everything from their systems, processes, policies, procedures, structures, IT infrastructure and nationwide office locations.

Data VS. Knowledge...A Talent Dilemma? by Jackson David

During a recent conversation with a family member about the data-age, she shared with me that she never thought there would be so much data at her fingertips -- anything and everything you could ever think of. We both agreed that no matter what “data” was available through online resources, friends, for example, nothing would take the place of experiencing first-hand what you just Googled.

Will Over 40s Cope with the Impacts of Digital Transformation? by Niall McKeown

But just how good are we at adapting to change, modifying our habits, or expanding our minds, especially as we get older?  The answer is that we’re pretty good at it if we choose to be.

Not long ago the prevailing scientific powers believed that we are born with a brain that undergoes great change in infancy and early childhood, but then prunes down to the executive organ we have throughout our lives.

What is the RoI of a resilience programme with Paul Heywood

We conducted a Q&A interview with Paul Heywood, Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Life, regarding resilience programmes and employee engagement.

 

1. Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

I am Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Life. Previously, I was IT Director at 3i, a FTSE100 Private Equity firm, and at the law firm Fieldfisher. I have also held senior positions at Allen & Overy, WHSmith, L’Oréal, EY and Ford Motor Company.

The Three Drivers of Employee Engagement - Mark De Stadler

Mark De Stadler from Dale Carnegie discusses the main drivers of employee engagement. He discusses Dale Carnegie's research in this area, and the outcome which identified 3 key areas for employee engagement:

  1. Relationship with immediate supervisor
  2. Belief in senior leadership
  3. Pride in the organisation

Mark discusses how the relationship with your immediate supervisor is the most influential on employee engagement, emphasising the importance of training and developing brilliant managers to encourage your employees. 

 

Anybody Out There? by Kelly Swingler

You’re about to embark on a change programme, you’ve spent weeks or months planning the changes behind the scenes and you’ve announced the changes to your people. You’ve got a communication plan with all of the announcements, the meetings and the emails scheduled and still your people don’t seem engaged with the changes or understand the reasons for them – what’s next?

Employee Wellness means more than just Good Health by Shea Heaver

Workplace Wellness programs are all the rage these days – and rightly so.

You don't need to be a doctor, analyst or accountant to realize that healthier employees are going to take less sick days and be more productive while at work....which obviously helps the bottom-line.

And it's also true that for many employees, a healthier body also leads to less stress, emotional well-being and a happier mindset.

Simply put, a fit and healthy workforce makes good business sense.