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Fear in the workplace
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It strikes me that far too many decisions are made in the workplace in response to fear. Fear of: Which of these is your greatest or most frequent fear? Is it on my list? But more importantly, what is the greatest fear of those you manage or work alongside? Do their fears impact how successfully […]

Panic Decision making
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As the candidate market squeezes employers looking for the next great find, is there a danger we sometimes panic and just appoint the best person we can find, whilst our backs are up against the wall? I have certainly experienced this across two decades in business and with hindsight have always come to rue my […]

The self-employment delusion
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Who really wants to be self-employed once they find the grass is not as green as it looked? As those who work with Jaluch will already know, this year I am judging the Venus Awards Employer of the Year (London Region). That role has led to me having conversations with many business owners in recent […]

Is Lethargy in Your Business a Hidden Killer?

I find it so exciting when I meet businesses with a healthy shot of oomph. The day always seems so much brighter. In contrast, my mood dips and I find it so dispiriting when I come across the opposite. I see the dictionary suggests various words for the opposite of oomph: apathy, lethargy, indifference, inactivity, […]

What a miserable mess!
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About role models, leadership examples and companies that think tech trumps law. In writing a blog this week, I really don’t know where to begin. Should I write about the unholy mess that is Uber? Uber has potentially just hit the rails in the UK after ploughing ahead with its jaw dropping business model that […]

Project Fear? Project Irresponsible!
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The British have for months been subjected to project fear, project threat, project utter ridiculous and project downright nonsense. I have been embarrassed time after time by influential political, business and civil leaders, with all types of affiliation, thinking that their airtime and public profile and self-important posturing are more important than calm, steady, honest […]

The diversity imperative

So often I am asked what companies can do to overcome diversity challenges. It’s a never ending tale of… not enough women, how can we recruit or retain more… not enough ethnic minorities, how can we encourage more to apply to us… massive cultural gaps between offices impacting communication… too many women leaving after maternity […]

Group think: the 8 symptoms
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Sometimes I find there is so much going on in the world, I simply can’t decide what to write about. But applying a bit of mental self-discipline, there is one topic that both fascinates and horrifies me… Group Think. I’ll talk a bit in a minute about the workplace, but firstly, it’s not surprising that […]

Diversity – but on our terms…

  In recent months, I have delivered numerous seminars on the topics of diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias. What strikes me is how often I hear people talk of other people’s – or other organisations’ – biases, whilst singularly failing to recognise their own. I was contacted around 6 months ago by an events manager […]

The Business Morality Audit

In my business Jaluch, we often get asked to conduct an HR (Human Resources) or L&D (Learning and Development) Audit within organisations. But in this blog I wanted to take a slightly different approach to audit. I wanted to look at how HR or Senior Team might conduct a Morality Audit of the organisation. Not […]

Loneliness in the workplace

Last week, I watched a documentary about loneliness. In producing the documentary they interviewed numerous people of all ages and from all walks of life. I was struck by the number of those in employment or working for themselves who said they were lonely. How can you spend all day busy and in many cases, […]

I’ve had enough… I’m resigning

It’s the time of year most popular for emotionally charged resignations. Built up into a frenzy of indignation, outrage or hostility about work during an overly indulgent and alcohol fuelled ‘festive’ period, come early January there is often a frenzy of resignations with staff vowing this is the time they take back control of their […]

Are you and your staff brainwashed?

Do you believe the TV ads you see? Do you believe the newspapers and what you read on social media? Do you believe what your professional advisors assure you is the truth? Do you accept what your suppliers tell you when they say they are providing the best possible solution for you? Do you nod […]

80% of our head talk is negative

We rail against the fanatics and terrorists who so terribly impact our daily lives. We put our heads in our hands and talk of bombs and war. Of terrorism and fear. We scan the news for more talk and stories of atrocities and inhumane behaviour. It would appear that we largely live in a world […]

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