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Women in Leadership

I was recently invited to speak at a conference for Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law by the wonderful Funke Abimbola. A niche group of people – all people working in Life Sciences, and the majority lawyers.  But the issues, barriers and opportunities they have are shared by females leaders in organisations around the world. I had […]Read more

106 Breakfast Series: Preparing for the Unthinkable

Just over half of Fortune 500 has disappeared since 2000.  We will probably see 40% disappear in the next 10 years alone.  Change is happening – and faster than ever. We really do live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). There are the very real threats of pandemics, terrorism, political decisions, financial […]Read more

106 seconds with… Margaret Casely-Hayford, Chair, Action Aid UK

Margaret Casely-Hayford was a lawyer for some 30 years: twenty years with City law firm Dentons, where she was made a Partner and then nine years as Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary for the John Lewis Partnership from which she retired in 2014. She decided in 2014 to transition into a boardroom portfolio […]Read more

Leadership Communications: do it with purpose.

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The Edelman Trust barometer famously shows a fundamental erosion in the trust in business leaders. “Trust levels” for CEOs stand at just 43%. So if a lot of people don’t believe what is being spouted by CEOs, what’s to be done? Rebuilding trust doesn’t of course just depend on words.   Edelman sees it as five […]Read more

The Democratic Workplace: what can business leaders learn from the election?

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We’ve seen Cameron and Milliband get the Paxo treatment.  We’ve had the Leaders Debate between the Not-So-Magnificent Seven.  Insults and handbags are being thrown between the leaders on a daily basis.  What’s to make of this leadership behaviour?  And what are the best ways for leaders to communicate their vision and build a following? Some […]Read more

Leadership and Culture: reflections over breakfast

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On Tuesday 17th March, we held the first 106 Breakfast event in the private dinning room of the Wolseley.  Our theme was ‘Leadership and Culture’, and we were joined by senior HR and business professionals from banking, accounting, healthcare, education and law, as well as Mihaela Berciu, a Leadership Breakthrough Specialist. Our starter for 10 […]Read more