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18 09, 2018

California states the case for women leaders

By |2018-09-18T17:18:03+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Diversity, Founder Insights, Gender, Gender Diversity, Leadership, Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on California states the case for women leaders

I’ve been a long-standing advocate for bringing gender balance to corporate leadership through our Women As Leaders course. So I was pleased to read the recent news that California may become the first US state to impose a quota for the inclusion of women on [...]

17 08, 2018

Why political leaders should undergo the same scrutiny as senior business leaders

By |2018-08-17T14:54:28+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Founder Insights, Psychometrics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Why political leaders should undergo the same scrutiny as senior business leaders

It seems that not a day goes by now without another senior politician resigning, losing their job or causing controversy with their actions and comments. The UK Government is in a state of flux as cabinet ministers fail to agree on Brexit. And with the US President [...]

18 07, 2018

How can we get more women into the boardroom?

By |2018-07-18T13:52:02+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Founder Insights, Gender, Gender Diversity, Leadership, Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How can we get more women into the boardroom?

I was saddened and disappointed – but I have to admit, not surprised - to read recent reports that the UK’s largest companies are still failing to meet government targets to improve gender equality. Figures recently released by the Hampton-Alexander review, a government initiative to [...]

4 07, 2018

The Elevator Pitch elevated

By |2018-07-04T10:00:21+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Confidence at Work, Founder Insights, Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Elevator Pitch elevated

You’ve all heard of an Elevator Pitch. You know it’s when someone asks about what you do in the lift to your office. Short and sweet, it should captivate before you exit. It’s often treated with some ribaldry but I would suggest it has a [...]

4 05, 2018

How to keep the best people during a merger

By |2018-05-04T14:17:24+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Leadership, mergers and acquisitions, Psychometrics, Team Coaching|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How to keep the best people during a merger

Does merge have to mean purge? When two companies become one, either through a merger or the acquisition of one by the other, it’s not just logistics, assets and finances that are involved. Like a newly blended family, there will be those who embrace the [...]

4 04, 2018

Why Team Coaching could be the best HR investment you’ll ever make.

By |2018-04-04T15:21:58+00:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Coaching tips, Team Coaching, Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why Team Coaching could be the best HR investment you’ll ever make.

Seven Reasons Why Your Team is Under Performing (and how to get them back on track). 1. They’re not 100% sure what they’re meant to be doing. This might seem like a ridiculous statement – everyone has a job description, right? Well, yes, but in [...]

26 03, 2018

Corporate Coach International

By |2018-03-26T11:21:12+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Case Study, Coach Insights, Corporate Coach International|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Corporate Coach International

Edinburgh-born Lorna Reid already enjoys a wonderfully eclectic career, juggling a successful job as a part-time business development director for a leading design agency with freelance executive coaching and working as a professional acclaimed jazz singer/songwriter.  Her background is in creative communications and marketing, so [...]

8 03, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

By |2018-03-12T10:21:56+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Come to the Front, Founder Insights, International Women's Day|Tags: , , |Comments Off on International Women’s Day 2018

Come to the Front Today I’m celebrating International Womens Day courtesy of the Post Office and in the illustrious company of Dame Fiona Woolf former Mayor of London and various other dignatories. My part of the proceedings was called ‘Come to the Front’ and the [...]

21 02, 2018

How to bring real diversity to Britain’s boardrooms

By |2018-02-21T09:56:08+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Gender Diversity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to bring real diversity to Britain’s boardrooms

Given the publicity surrounding gender equality in recent years – both the positive campaigns and the scandals – you might well imagine that diversity is gradually creeping into Britain’s boardrooms. Surely, more and more women are moving into executive positions, even if the process takes [...]