Work is a huge part of our lives. Here our experts give the low-down on everything from productivity to leadership
Owning the value of the difference you make
Practising the muscle which takes you further, faster. Your ‘ask’ muscle.
One of the many Joys of having children is seeing the world through their eyes, and having the opportunity to live it all again. One of the frustrations is that in spite of all of your accumulated experience and knowledge, they may seem reluctant to listen and only appear to learn by making their own mistakes. This is how I learned as well and it maybe a universal law. If I could shortcut the process, these are the things I would tell my 25 year old self and my children’s generation. Some of these points may resonate for you too.
It can feel daunting to attend a networking event. You might walk into the room and not know anybody and flounder, or even if you do recognise some people you might not know how to approach them or what to say if they are already speaking with other people. However, there are some simple skills you are acquire to help you navigate the awkwardness of networking events, and make the kinds of connections and introductions which will be fruitful for you and the people you speak with.
As professionals, workers, parents and citizens, we all have strong reasons for wishing for fair collection and allocation of taxes. Our schools, NHS and public services of all kinds depend on it. So here is a heartfelt plea for companies, and particularly the multi-nationals who sometimes appear to be above the law, to play fair and to do their bit