What’s holding you back in your career?

What’s holding you back in your career?

What would you do if you felt 100% confident? This is a question we often pose to our clients. For some the answer is easy; I’d go for promotion, I’d retrain, I’d start my own business. For others, even considering that presents a challenge, either they haven’t...
Leading through change

Leading through change

Leading through change requires a different type of leadership and a different outlook.  Let’s face it, the past few months have shone a spotlight on the leaders who understand this and those that do not – with very public results.  There is also a...
Don’t lose your mid-career women

Don’t lose your mid-career women

In a white paper on the challenges of mid-career for women, I read an analogy that resonated for me (spot the middle child!) Being a mid-career women is similar to middle child syndrome. You often feel ignored, you’re given short shrift, have to compete for attention,...
We need to reframe “ageism”

We need to reframe “ageism”

We need to reframe “ageism”, the experience of an employee is an asset to an organisation, not a liability. A combination of the fresh perspective and energy of youth combined with the expertise and experience of older employees should be a winning formula. Ageism is...
So you want to be a mentor?

So you want to be a mentor?

Mentoring is a great way to learn new things, provide support and develop people.  It is also one of the most effective ways to redress inequality in the workplace.   There are benefits for all involved, including organisations, but it does require some...