Are You Lacking Empathy as a Leader?

    Soft skills have a critical role to play in effective leadership development. There is a paradox however, because soft skills, such as empathy, are often the hardest skills to learn. Empathy means understanding others and seeing things as if you…

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    Can Leadership Training Develop Talent?

    When it comes to self-examination, many businesses and organisations find that there is room for improvement. However, they can also discover that there are deep-seated barriers to change embedded in how they work and their organisational structure. Typically, these barriers…

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    Employers: Does Adaptability Beat Experience?

    Can depth of experience end up hindering performance? Malcolm Gladwell, in Outliers, writes about the 10,000 hour rule.  He suggests that in order to become a leader in your field you must work at it extensively, putting in those 10,000…

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    Is Leadership Failing to Close the Gender Gap?

    Last year, the percentage of female CEOs in the Fortune 500 dropped to 4%, and while the BBC’s recent gender pay gap revelations have captured interest and dominated the headlines, the issue of the gender gap in leadership should be…

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    How Crucial is HR Support to Business Growth?

    Do you see professional HR support as integral to your growth plans.  Or is it a nice-to-have that you can’t put resources into? According to the Federation of Small Businesses, 60% of all private sector employment in the UK is…

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