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  • The “wide angle lens” and the “endoscope” – tools for the inclusive leader. – by Sue Sjuve

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    The starting point for any leader who wishes to create a more inclusive workplace is themselves. They need to look inside and understand themselves and they need to be able to encompass a wide range of points of view and consider them without leaping to a judgement. Whilst we might aspire to make decisions objectively,…

  • It Takes Courage – by Barbara Babcock

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    It Takes Courage – by Barbara Babcock The first month of 2013 is drawing to a close and just before it does, I wanted to share this blog with you. As the person introducing the blog wrote, ‘…it is perhaps the most important of all to publish, because it is a first-hand account of a…

  • Coaxing versus Quotas – are we focussing on the right thing? – by Sue Sjuve

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    The much debated topic of “quotas verses coaxing” in respect of women on Boards came up again this month with the European Commission apparently drafting proposals to mandate that 40% of non-executive board directors should be female by 2020. This draft legislation aims to address what EU officials perceive to be a continuing severe gender…

  • Inspiration & Legacy – by Barbara Babcock

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    Like many of you, I found the Olympics and Paralympics inspiring, especially the Paralympians who, through illness or injury, experienced a loss and overcame that to become an elite athlete. Several said they would not turn back the clock, the illness/injury opened up new opportunities for them that they would otherwise not have had. As…

  • Brand “You” – The value of values continued – by Barbara Babcock

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    This post is the third in a theme on discovering your personal brand. The first one, Brand ‘You’, was the starting point. As part of that, the previous post focused on identifying your values (Brand You – The value of values, part 1) as they represent the core of you. And knowing who you are…

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