Tag Archives: workplace bullying

Gender Equality – when will it be enough?

  Of course there is a simple answer to the question of how long will gender issues be the mainstay of the daily news – until real parity between women and men is achieved. The power imbalance between the sexes must be … Continue reading

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Using Gender Neutral Language – a path to equality

In recent months I have been asked, in a variety of environments, why using non-gender neutral language is sexist. I thought it would be it worthwhile exploring this issue. There are many major gender based inequality issues in our societies … Continue reading

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Over-Demanding or Bullying – a short case study

This brief post came about following a phone call I received today. As ever questions posed are to be answered. Alan works for a company with just over two hundred employees. He believes he is being harassed daily by his … Continue reading

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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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Physical appearance – an impact on behaviour.

At a meeting yesterday I was reminded of an introduction and recommendation that came my way some time ago. It was a strange one that was given with a warning: “don’t mention his size”. No other clarification was offered. After … Continue reading

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Who is Invisible – the boy on the stairs

At 8:10 one morning last week, I boarded the 125 London bus to work. It was raining and the bus was crowded. On the stairs, standing in his usual place a teenage boy on his way to school; I had … 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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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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