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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Five quick ways to bring innovation into your workplace

Celebrating the NHS Last week saw the 70th anniversary of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The ground-breaking, innovative creation of a state-funded health care for all UK citizens. Sadly, at the moment the NHS is in a precarious state. I was listening to stories on the radio about the first nurses to work in the NHS in 1948, how innovative it was and the sheer amount of love the UK has for the NHS. The staff that have saved…

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The Rewards of Volunteering

Last week was  Volunteering Week, which takes place annually in the UK from 1-7 June. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of volunteering as well as recognise the contribution that volunteers make to society. This year’s theme has been “Volunteering for all” people from all walks of life getting involved in all types of volunteering. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) defines volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment…

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From Playground to Boardroom

From the playground to the boardroom: mental health at all levels

Children’s Mental Health Week Children’s Mental Health Week has been recognised as a national week since 2015. It is essential to think about mental health at all levels given that 50% of mental-ill health starts in children aged 5-11. Schools are aware that children in every class have diagnosable mental health conditions. In addition, there are more children and young people who struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. My involvement I am very privileged to be a school governor…

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