Leadership

Lessons I learned in 2019

12 business lessons I learned in 2019

Lessons I learned in 2019 On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the business lessons I’ve learned in the year 2019. I also talk about what’s to come in 2020 for my business, Diverse Minds UK.  The end of the Gregorian calendar is often a time for reflection for everyone, an opportunity to look back and set the tone for the year ahead, and I think doing this can be a useful exercise to celebrate all…

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Disability History Month

Disability History Month: The Disability Movement

As part of Disability History Month, I’m delighted to have Steph Cutler on this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast.  I met Steph when I was working at Imperial College London, and she did some work for me through her organisation – Making Lemonade.  About my guest Steph is the Founder of Making Lemonade, an organisation she set up over 12 years ago after acquiring unexpected sight loss and started experiencing barriers that disabled people face in society –…

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Katie Russell from Rape Crisis England and Wales and SARSVL

Talking about Domestic Violence at work

This week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast is all about 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence. This includes domestic and sexual violence. The 16 days span from 25th November to 10th December. This week we are focusing on domestic violence and sexual abuse and how to support survivors who may need support from their workplace.  It’s a 2-part episode, in which, Katie Russell, Media and Comms Co-ordinator at Rape Crisis England and Wales and Harriet Smailes a volunteer…

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Three students having a conversation for student mental health day

Improving Student Mental Health in Universities

University Mental Health Day Today is University Mental Health Day, a national campaign to promote student mental health in higher education (HE). Run jointly by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisers’ Network (UMHAN). This year’s theme is the power of using your voice. Recognising we all have mental health, stories to share and how we can all use our voices to shape the future of student mental health. My experience of Higher Education During my 16 years of working in,…

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Inclusive Leadership is a journey not a final destination

This week I presented at the TetraMap® UK Development Day on inclusive leadership. The presentation followed-on from a paper I co-authored with Anne Clews, Head of Performance Learning at Curium Solutions, entitled Empowering Inclusive Leaders for a Diverse World. In the last five years there has been significant discussion on the topic of Inclusive Leadership. Bothwick and Sweeney’s book Inclusive Leadership published October 2016 followed by Frost and Alidina’s book published this month entitled Building an Inclusive Organisation  shows the…

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