Mar 08 2017

Women in management: 4 TED Talks to inspire female leaders

By Samantha Kauss.  Did you know that there twice as many men named John who hold chief executive and chair positions of the FTSE 100 than there are women in the same roles? That’s right. There are only seven women who have secured the

Mar 02 2017

Feedback or feed forward, give the way you would want to receive it

Guest blog by David Goodman. Amongst the many emails which recently landed in my mailbox, I found one titled, 'Feed forward. Stop focusing on the past and help your employees achieve a positive change for the future’. The email suggested that there was little

Dec 15 2016

Leading your virtual team to success

Guest blog by Susan Croft.Does this situation sound familiar? You are connecting via conference call to your team of whom one is in India, another in France, and a third in Ireland. You are in your office in London waiting for everyone to connect

Nov 24 2016

Top tips: The golden rules of PowerPoint presentations

When giving a presentation, it may be tempting to add a lot of information to your PowerPoint slides and let them talk for you – but this is bad practice. Slides should be a visual aid and not a text document, they are there to prompt

Oct 13 2016

5 top tips: how to represent your organisation in the media

Put yourself in the situation: the organisation you work for is renowned for its fantastic reputation, but one day you walk into the office and something has happened that has put that reputation at risk. It’s your job to speak to the press

Oct 06 2016

Developing a connection: building rapport in the workplace

It is relatively easy to establish rapport with someone who is like you, but to build rapport with someone who has a different personality to yourself can be much more difficult. Learn how to connect with members of your team and enhance your communication and

Sep 22 2016

Take your presentations to the next level

Speaking in front of other people, no matter what size the audience, can be extremely daunting. But with a bit of practice and learning different techniques, you can develop effective communication skills and build your confidence. Tess Woodcraft, one of

Aug 25 2016

​Four steps to nailing presentation nerves

By Fiona Lewis. Whether it’s a sales pitch, a conference key note or a staff briefing, public speaking can terrify the best of us. In fact, research has found that more people are afraid of public speaking than dying. There are very

Jul 07 2016

7 principles of intercultural communication by the Equality Academy

Equality, diversity and inclusion are everyone’s business. The importance of intercultural communication in the workplace has never been felt as strongly, especially now with tensions running high across the country following the fallout from the EU referendum vote.To help promote healthier outcomes in

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