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It probably would not be unusual to assume that young adults are more entrepreneurial or prefer to move from one job to another, but a recent survey of 1,200 millennials (adults aged 18 to 34) conducted by EY and EIG has shown that people in this age range are more risk averse than we might think.

Successful business owners are familiar with the transactional approach to running a business (business planning, meetings, setting targets, sales and finance), but in reality, leaders are also very creative people and by harnessing creativity as a skill, we can all transform our businesses and grow them better, faster and more sustainably.

Introducing RWA Insight - our new online content and thought leadership platform that focuses on the key areas of Insurance Broking, Business Consultancy, Workplace Learning and Human Resources.

Successful leaders never stop learning. Whether they read books, learn new skills, study academic or business journals, learn from their employees or peers, or strive for change through innovation, they all share a passion for wanting to learn new skills and ideas.

When it comes to recruitment and building a team, how often do you spend time looking at an individual’s strengths and skills for the role?

If you’re a business leader I’m sure that you’ve already started to make some connections between my running journey and the growing pains of your success. Chances are that at some point you’ve sat back and consciously thought ‘we can do better (or need to do better) but something has to change’. That’s the problem, change is hard and the ’too difficult’ box looms large. Change is inevitable and if you don’t continue to move forward you can be sure your customers will.

For the past six months or so, I have been periodically bringing my dog into the workplace. 

Learning is innate - we learn all of the time and our development does not have to be just professional, it can also be personal.

Having been a winner himself in 2014, RWA CEO Tom Wood has been invited to join the judging panel for the second year to help select the next winner of the Leadership for the Future category at the Leading Wales Awards 2016 in Cardiff, South Wales. 

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