What makes a person a good leader – their skills and abilities or their gender? Despite preconceptions that still prevail, diversity in leadership should be encouraged, particularly with SM&CR on the horizon...
Thinking Beyond Implementation
SM&CR comes into effect in a few months. The new regime should be treated not just as a list to be ticked off by 9 December 2019 but also as an opportunity to embed genuine cultural change throughout an organisation.
Data Protection Regulator Bares Its Teeth
A year on from the implementation of GDPR, it is clear that the ICO is prepared to use its powers, with significant fines announced for British Airways and Marriott International. Is this a wake-up call for all firms who handle personal data?
Recognising the Signs of Aggression
When working in a public-facing, customer service role, it is important to be able to recognise when somebody is displaying aggressive behaviour. How can we successfully recognise and deal with challenging customer service situations?
Building a Long-Term Future for your Organisation
Tom Wood looks at why it’s important for organisations to develop a purpose that thinks about the future.
The Role of Non-Executive Directors
Nathan Matthews explains the role non-executive directors (NEDs) play in the governance of a company and the implications that SM&CR will have on their appointment.
The Dangers of Inappropriate Emails
A senior vice-president and his colleague have been suspended, pending investigation, after a ‘totally unacceptable’ sexist joke was sent in an email.
Handling Difficult Conversations
Difficult conversations are inevitable – and it’s important to be able to handle them calmly and professionally when they do. Nathan Matthews looks at how difficult conversations can be managed.
Why Good Presentation Matters
How many times have you received an email or important document, only to find it poorly structured and difficult to understand? Formatting documents correctly is a seemingly basic skill that is often overlooked. Jessica Capper looks at some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting business documents.