Tag Archives: business

Women on the Board – as proposed by Richard Branson

Having recently been involved in many discussions about women in senior management positions and on the boards of companies, I intended writing an article on the subject. However, when I was sent the article below via my Twitter feed, I … Continue reading

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Staff Team Communities – an ideal for all workplaces

In the last year I have worked with various groups on team development, change management or diversity programmes. What has struck me time and again is the level of disconnect between people who spend a good proportion of their lives … Continue reading

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Women in the Boardroom – what will it take?

Three reports came my way this week; an article, a radio interview and a small news item. Separate issues, but clearly linked. In Financial News, with the headline “Davies shuns quotas to address gender imbalance”, is an article about Lord … Continue reading

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Equalities in the News – drip-drip, but is it enough?

Let me start in my usual way, by describing the stimuli for this article and prepare you for the usual questions I am posing at the end of it. Yesterday I read with interest findings from a BBC research into … Continue reading

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‘No fault dismissal’: correcting an imbalance or going too far

In the years of the last Labour government, I was continuously contacted by employers telling me that their control over employees had been eroded away completely. Often blaming European directives, they said that their employees had too much power, particularly … Continue reading

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Taking a Risk – the Obama way

Last week, I was delighted to listen to Barack Obama’s speech in support gay marriage. I thought this would make an excellent subject for a blog article and readied myself to make appropriate equality statements. As a question of human … Continue reading

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Nine Protected Characteristics – why not ten, eleven or more?

A few weeks ago, I was co-presenting a leadership and diversity programme with my colleague Chris Markiewicz, during which we asked the participants to reflect on the nine protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act. “Why stop at nine” I … Continue reading

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