June 27, 2020

I love this. It was written as part of an email by a Gay man to his entire firm for Pride month. He’s kindly allowed me to share the key messages. What struck me most is the importance of role models. It’s something that gets talked about a lot but I think it can somet...

June 15, 2020

“You’re not being as positive as you normally are mama”. 

Ouch. And yes, a few tears in private later! I’ve had many conversations on this topic over recent weeks, with clients and friends, but this one with my daughter who turned 9 during lockdown was the hardest. Beca...

March 17, 2020

Many more people are going to be working remotely / from home in the coming weeks and months, and whilst a lot of people do the odd day, it’s quite a different experience doing it full time.  

I was due to run a session in London this week on the challenges of remo...

March 6, 2020

At a panel event for the launch of Mace’s women’s network earlier this week I was asked to share one piece of advice I’d give their leadership team as they embark on their journey. My answer was to lead by example and treat it like any other business project....

November 29, 2018

I’ve just read an article (link below – well worth a read) which had

October 29, 2018

I saw an article in Personnel Today and metaphorically jumped for joy. The government is consulting on extending reporting requirements for companies with over 250 employees to include details of parental leave and pay policies. 

I think this can only be a good thing. S...

October 15, 2018

I’ve been talking to a number of businesses lately whose focus is on supporting those going on extended leave and in particular their return. There are numerous initiatives organisations can introduce that make a real difference (workshops and employee networks to name...

March 2, 2018

As many of you will know, the deadline for this is fast approaching - 4 April 2018 (or 30 March 2018 for public sector employers). At an event last week, I learned that to date only 12% of the c.9,000 employers covered by the regulations have so far published their fig...

November 17, 2017

Juggling work and home was brought back to the front of my mind by half term (both the joys and challenges). This got me thinking about triggers and the lessons we’ve all learned along the way about dealing with them. And how great it would be if we didn’t just share t...

October 20, 2017

And if so what lessons can we all learn?

OK - a hand grenade of a question but it’s one that’s often thrown about. I think the more interesting question, if it is true (and for me personally it was), is why?

I read an article in HBR recently (link below) which gave me a...

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