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Leadership, leadership, leadership is both the answer and the question

Over the last fifteen years there has been so much discussion, thought and implementation of leadership programmes in most organisations. Leadership training has been the default way for some companies to support the transition of  managers to competent leaders. Now, I think there are blurred boundaries in some cases about good management and competent leadership. Can you have one without the other, given the expectations that are placed on middle managers who aspire to become senior leaders? McKinsey&Company published an…

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Time To Talk Time To Change 2015

Time to Change: Changing for Time #smallthingscampaign

When I embarked on a journey to bring mental health literacy and awareness to Imperial College, I felt starting small was the best way forward. I am a fan of pilot and review, with evidence and tangible outcomes to be able to roll out a project on a larger scale. I have been delighted that, in three years talking about mental health in the workplace has gone from a discussions taking place few and far between to being embedded in…

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Rethinking Economics

Are we (society) ready to rethink Economics?

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Rethinking Economics Conference run by the fantastic Rethinking Economics, in June this year. I was asked to be part of a panel of how student diversity in the discipline of Economics can be broadened. Universities like to emphasise how much access and outreach work they do to encourage underrepresented groups to apply to higher education. While this is vital and commendable work,it is still only a small part of the the picture.Whilst access…

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Supporting Universal Design

Supporting Universal Design

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the NADP International Conference in Manchester on the subject of the Calibre Leadership and Development Programme‎. The conference theme was Universal Design (UD) and its benefits to all, it is not a question of addressing impairments, but more about reducing barriers for all and designing amazing buildings, that incidentally win architecture awards too. We all know that in the last 30 years things in the UK have improved for women, LGBQIA communities, BAME and disabled people…

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