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You’re Not Listening

In a culture of interruption, have we lost the ability to listen? What does that mean for effective communication in virtual meetings?

Like it or not,  Career Planning is your responsibility

Like it or not, Career Planning is your responsibility

Over the decades, organisations have shifted the responsibility of career planning and development onto their employees despite evidence of the benefits of sharing it. Taking charge of your future career plans is essential during uncertain times

What makes your team tick?

What makes your team tick?

Gaining a better understanding of the constituent parts of a team and its collective personality is a great first step to get it performing at the next level, here’s how. Companies with good communications are three times more likely to outperform their competitors....

Working from home, the good, the bad and the ugly

Working from home, the good, the bad and the ugly

70+ DAYS INTO LOCKDOWN AND THE BOUNDARIES ARE THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN HOME AND WORK ARE MORE BLURRED THAN EVER, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR WORKPLACE CULTURE? According to a 2009 study on changing behaviours, the average amount of time it took participants to change a...

10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

The maternity transition is a life event that can have a lasting effect on women’s careers.  Organisations that recognise and provide support at this time, stand to benefit hugely, in terms of productivity, performance and inclusion measures..  Here are the...

Lockdown and single parenthood

Lockdown and single parenthood

My son will be 19 in September, like all parents I’m wondering where the time went. Being in lockdown and hearing the challenges that parents are dealing with as work and home life collides has made me reflect and how I would have coped as a single parent working full time when he was young.

Don’t mention the “C” word

Don’t mention the “C” word

WELL, THE C-WORD GETS BANDIED AROUND A LOT; WOMEN WE WORK WITH MENTION IT OFTEN, WE’VE FELT IT, LOST IT, ADMIRED IT IN OTHERS, EVEN FELT SLIGHTLY QUEASY ABOUT IT. Since launching Birdsoup, we’ve encountered it in a few different...

Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

Gossip can pass the time on a boring day but it’s addictive and negative behaviour than fuels gender inequality. We won’t ‘like’ everyone we work with but we should judge them by the same standards, women need to support each other not bitch!

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business is a bit like being a parent, challenging at times, rewarding at others and not predictable. Only 1 in 3 entrepreneurs in the UK are women, this is my story 3 years on.

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