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This is a man’s world, this is a man’s world But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl. James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome.

  Are our attempts to develop women to function well in a ‘man’s world’ misguided when:   60% of university graduates worldwide are women 80% of the market is female or female influenced gender balance has been repeatedly proven good for business Why are...

Forever Blue… Not!

I was going to write a learned entry about managing Talent but an unforeseen event happened last night that reordered my priorities… We went to see Chris Isaak at theShepherd’s Bush Empire, a West London theatre now dedicated to good live music (Buddy Guy is playing...

It’s a Marathon

I love the London marathon. I live in Blackheath and watch the place transform every year. I am so impressed by the military precision with which everything is organised. This has improved year on year as lessons are learned and changes put in place. From the set up,...

Trains, boats, planes, taxis and volcanoes

Aren’t people amazing? Faced with the unprecedented situation of volcanic ash filling the skies but invisible to our eyes during the traditional Easter holidays, chaos ensues. But you can’t keep a good person down. Instead of staying put and watching the holiday money...

Taking it from the top

We have talked before about a shift in the zeitgeist this year which has put women high on corporate agendas. It will be interesting to watch what actually happens. It is our belief that change will only really happen when espoused from the top of the organisation. So...

Lottery Advice

I was asked today by the BBC to comment on the fact that a couple from Cirencester just won £56 million on the Euro lottery. They asked what advice I would give. So far this couple Nigel and Justine don’t look like they need advice. They are talking reasonably about...

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