Too close for comfort? – When shared culture becomes Groupthink

When does a strong shared culture spill over into groupthink? It’s a tricky one. Every organisation wants its staff and senior team aligned, committed to achieving common goals and feeling good about their business. Sometimes though, the common ways of thinking and behaving, the confidence in belonging, in knowing what’s right, can tip over into complacency, Read more about Too close for comfort? – When shared culture becomes Groupthink[…]

“Tell it like it is” the key to good feedback?

What’s the best way to let your colleagues and staff know how they’re doing and find out how you’re doing yourself? The notion of “radical candour” has been mentioned often in the media since the New Year: some say “tell it like it is” with no ambiguity or couching what you say to someone in Read more about “Tell it like it is” the key to good feedback?[…]

Order, Order! – Diversity in Parliament

I was fortunate to visit the Houses of Parliament  recently and had a fascinating look behind the scenes courtesy of my MP and his assistant. It was the day of the Autumn Budget statement which followed Prime Minister’s Questions, so there was quite a buzz around the place. A couple of things struck me; there were Read more about Order, Order! – Diversity in Parliament[…]

Are you ready to be the next CEO of GSK?

Emma Walmsley has just been appointed as the new CEO of GSK. How ready are you to take the next leap forward in your career? Conducting an honest self-appraisal now means that you will be more likely to achieve your future career goals. One of the biggest de-railers for women is confidence – or lack Read more about Are you ready to be the next CEO of GSK?[…]

It’s OK to be Clever and into Clothes!

Well, the Prime Minister does it, and so can the rest of us! Kitten heels, animal prints and zingy yellow may not be your thing, but you can pull off a good work look that’s fashionable, distinctive and smart. We’re not talking tight tops and tiny skirts but it’s good to challenge the old ‘women Read more about It’s OK to be Clever and into Clothes![…]