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How to short-circuit workplace sexual harassment

It may feel a bit early in the year to start talking about sexual harassment :0 but this January, it’s come up top of the agenda for one of my corporate clients. In many ways their enquiry is positive; this is an organisation that my have historically ‘looked the other way’, but now knows that’s no longer acceptable. I, …

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How and why female global leaders lost fewer people during Covid

As an American citizen living in the UK, I will not be the only person who has speculated how things might have been different, if at all, with more female leadership over the last few years.  We’ve been living through overconfidence as male leaders talk about how they’re handling Covid, the economic crisis, and now readiness to tackle climate change. It does …

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Interruptions or Engagement – Does How you Feel relate to your Gender?

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 reaction from others, however was illuminating. A female colleague intuited how I’d felt …

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Who Says Bigger is Better? Larger Signatures Sizes are Associated with Increased Costs

Who says size matters? Well, bigger, it turns out, is not always better – 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 impact? Well, it turns out CEO narcissism, as …

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