The importance of leadership in elevating equality

Black History Month

Black History Month serves not just as a tribute to the monumental achievements of Black individuals, but also as a lens through which we can contemplate the delicate role of conscientious leadership in crafting a society rooted in fairness and equity.                                                                     Black History Month is much more than a time for us all to […]

Unleashing the power of introverted leadership

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Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to work with, and for, a diverse range of leaders, each of whom possess unique traits and approaches to leadership. One of many lessons to come from this experience is the realisation that great leaders can emerge from very different backgrounds and can have very different styles […]

The importance of investing in people: prioritising kindness in the workplace

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In the fast-paced and highly competitive world of business, companies that foster a positive culture, and prioritise kindness towards their employees have a clear advantage. Building effective teams goes beyond just assembling talented individuals. It requires a deliberate focus on cultivating a strong culture that values kindness, empathy, and support. When employees feel a sense […]

Pride Month – what does it mean to you?

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Pride is an important event for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, while remembering those who have fought for LGBTQ+ equality. However, there is still much work to be done. LGBTQ+ people continue to face discrimination in many areas […]

The evolution of leadership talent

In what continues to be an unpredictable and ever-changing political and corporate environment, forward-looking business leaders need to constantly think about what they need to do to remain competitive and relevant. One of the biggest priorities in achieving this is having the right mix of leadership qualities and skills and capabilities needed to drive business […]

Will AI impact the art and the science of Executive Search?

Identifying, attracting, and retaining talented leaders requires instinct and judgement. Blending art and science still remains the key to building a world class leadership team.   Research shows that only one in five executives hired externally are viewed as high performers at the end of their first year, and nearly half fail to deliver on […]

Leadership Lessons: What professional sports taught me

How sport taught me about culture, friendship, family and tradition – although I didn’t realise at the time just how important those lessons would be. It was 1999 in Clermont Ferrand in France. I was playing rugby for one of Europe’s biggest clubs called Clermont Auvergne, just having retired from international rugby following the 1999 […]

Control what you can control

It’s the time of year where everyone is talking about their predictions for 2023. Many of these predictions aren’t especially surprising – which is a good thing. For example, we know that consumer spending and behaviour is changing as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. We know that China’s relaxing of their zero-Covid policy is […]