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Gender Pay Gap Report

Finally the UK government is demanding transparency from UK businesses in terms of pay figures for men and women, in a welcome effort to raise awareness of the gender pay gap that exists across all sectors of industry. And, assuming these businesses want to do the commercially and ethically sensible thing and reduce their gender[...]
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The women to whom I belong

My Equal Talent colleagues suggested that we each write an article about an inspiring woman in our life, as a celebration of International Women’s Day 2020. Here’s mine. I mused on the suggestion and realised what a difficult challenge it was for me personally: to choose one inspiring woman in my life. I can’t, for two reasons:[...]
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Reflections on Brexit and the lessons it teaches about empathy

So we’ve left the European Union. After four years of headlines dominated by the ‘will we, won’t we’ rollercoaster that was Brexit and seemingly never-ending arguments between Leave and Remain, Labour and Conservative, politicians and constituents, not to mention friends and family, the moment many of us thought we’d never see came, and went, with[...]
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These are distracting times for leaders

Distractions for business leaders – and how to overcome them We all live in highly distracting times. For business leaders, macro distractions – humanitarian, societal, economic, political and digital – make focussing on the task of leading our organisations and people very challenging. Distraction, and the fear of it, however, is nothing new.  Respected Swiss scientist Conrad[...]
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