It’s Ok not to solve all your employees’ problems

At our Safe Space event in November, we explored the current tightrope leaders face, exacerbated by the impact of the recent pandemic. Namely executives expect their managers and their teams to deliver results. At the same time, after two years of turmoil, employees have experienced managers who lean in, are compassionate and connect with their humanity. Leaders andContinue reading “It’s Ok not to solve all your employees’ problems”

Walking the tightrope between compassion and performance

How do managers walk the tightrope between compassion and performance? And how can organisations help leaders to manage both people and performance in the post-pandemic world?  The changing workplace  Before Covid-19 employees could choose how much of their home life to bring to work, with many drawing a firm line between the two. The focusContinue reading “Walking the tightrope between compassion and performance”

“Build back better”: A radical rebuild

This is the final blog in a series of three, exploring the opportunity that we currently have to build back better for women at work. The need to do things differently The She-cession and The Great Resignation enable us to seize the opportunity. We can radically shift gender equity through building back better and generatingContinue reading ““Build back better”: A radical rebuild”

“Build back better”: Thinking Differently

This is the second blog in a series of three, exploring the opportunity that we have to build back better for women at work.  The first blog explored the unique confluence of events that has created this opportunity to build back better.  This second blog questions what we might need to let go of, inContinue reading ““Build back better”: Thinking Differently”

Authentic leadership lessons from the world of jazz

A game of workplace bingo will surface the oft used trope “authentic leadership.” It’s a phrase bandied around in leadership circles and in HR teams. We mouth the words and espouse the need for our key employees to lead authentically. But be honest. Don’t we all struggle to really know how to do this? HappilyContinue reading “Authentic leadership lessons from the world of jazz”

Acceptance trumps understanding

Cynthia Fortlage purposefully shared her story as a transgender woman at our recent Unjudged event. In doing so, she taught us the importance of acceptance. And acceptance trumps understanding. In fact, acceptance must come before we attempt to understand why someone might make the transition, even after more than four decades living as a man;Continue reading “Acceptance trumps understanding”

When sleeping women wake, mountains move

The recent Channel4 programme presented the shocking statistic that 9 out of 10 women felt menopause had a negative impact on their working life. And that’s why over 30 women met to explore how women’s career can flourish through menopause. They ranged from women who were simply curious about the “upcoming milestone” and those who wereContinue reading “When sleeping women wake, mountains move”

Menopause at work

Following our Safe Space Event asking “Can women’s career’s flourish through menopause”, we’ve collated some resources relating to menopause at work. Menopause and health and wellbeing Women’s Health Concern (WHC) is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society (BMS), providing a confidential, independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about theirContinue reading “Menopause at work”