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Rewarding Skills – A Must Read Guide for Businesses and Redundancies

Keep skilled people in tough times …and who to shed  As we enter a new normal post-Covid, the new economy we are waking up to simply won’t allow for old definitions of ‘business as usual.’ Businesses have failed, jobs have been lost, new jobs have been created, and teams restructured. If this sounds familiar ask …

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Equality in the workplace comes when women outnumber men – 4 to 1

When I first began coaching in male-dominated sectors, leadership thought it sufficient if women were 20% of leadership were women. Let’s be honest, at the time (and still in in some organisations!) a single women in a group of 4 other men was ‘real progress’. After all, for some that’s a move towards equality in …

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Interruptions at work: What difference does gender make?

Interruptions at work are common, but perhaps men and women interpret them differently. A few years ago, I was pitching a new idea to a roundtable but left the experience of being routinely interrupted as I tried to get my key points out, feeling a bit battered, bruised and afterwards felt near to tears. The …

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Handwriting analysis suggests larger signatures = higher company costs

Who says size matters? Well, bigger, it turns out, is not always better when it comes to handwriting analysis – and indeed it can be a lot worse. It turns out that signature size is correlated to narcissism, and the bigger the signature a CEO pens, the more overconfident they are. So what’s the bottom-line …

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Bad office conduct and behaviour: ‘Manologues’

No-one likes a self-important blowhard who can’t stop talking. It’s part of the bad office conduct and behaviour the makes people look for new roles. However, it seems we dislike it unevenly. A 2012 study of U.S. Senators, the findings of which may sound familiar to you, found that of the male Senators with the most …

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