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Balance and boundaries.

Today many of us struggle with feeling overwhelmed and over-extended, and we feel that every day is a ‘race against the clock’. We are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ with the whirlwind of commitments. Read our tips on maintaining balance and boundaries.

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Latest News

Calling for an evolution of leadership: today’s leaders need a high care quotient

14th July 2020

Our CEO, Chris Parke, writes in Global Banking & Finance Review about the importance of inclusivity and care in the new style of leadership needed today.

Are you listening? The power of dialogue

1st July 2020

Most companies recognise the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Forward-thinking organisations around the world have invested heavily in “D&I” initiatives, with varying degrees of success. That’s because D&I is still being treated as a box-ticking exercise, rather than part of an organisation’s deeply ingrained DNA which ultimately...

The deep dive into a digital world: Lessons we must take forward

4th June 2020

Vicki Krajewski, Executive Director, Digital, Talking Talent The nature of what we can do online has transformed dramatically over a short period of time. Flashback to flip phones and dial-up internet of 2005 for stark proof. But a quickly expanding digital capability didn’t come with ready-made instructions on how best...

Perfect parent vs perfect professional: Can we be both right now?

20th May 2020

Lucinda Quigley, Head of Working Parents Coaching, Talking Talent How many times in the last two months since lockdown began have you felt that you’ve had to choose between being good at your job and being a good parent? As a working mother myself, I’ve been there, done that (even...

Solidarity with the ‘Worried Well’

15th May 2020

In the medical profession the term ‘worried well’ describes those patients who have a sense that they may be unwell despite being in good health. They are not hypochondriacs; they may simply be at that tricky edge where mild stress dips into distress. In my work as a coach and...

The 5 C’s of Modern Leadership: ​​​​​​​What it takes to drive successful reintegration of business

13th May 2020

Jo Lyon, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Talking Talent Adversity calls for an evolution of leadership. It has a way of revealing, course-correcting and recalibrating what leadership really means. The organisations that will be best equipped to adapt to business beyond lockdown are those with the best traits at the helm...

Are you misguided or on a mission?

30th April 2020

We’ve kept wishing the world would change. Almost overnight, the wish has been granted. Only not quite in the way we’d imagined. Watching the Covid-19 pandemic sweep across the globe, forcibly shunting individuals, businesses, and entire economies into behaviour they’d never imagined possible, I’m left clutching for hope. How can...

The 8 behaviours you need to become an inclusive leader. ​​​​​​​Especially in today’s ‘new normal’.

29th April 2020

The world of work has been turned on its head as we navigate a ‘new normal’, demanding more emphasis on inclusion as a core leadership capability. Inclusiveness isn’t just nice to have in leaders and on teams. It’s been proven time and time again in report after report that it...

Coronavirus doesn’t cause gender inequality, we do.

24th April 2020

The UN has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic will exacerbate inequalities for women and the progress made towards gender equality is at risk of being undone. The lack of mandatory gender pay gap reporting could also mean organisations systemically lose sight of their positive intentions. No-one knows how and when...

Coronavirus: The view from the market

23rd March 2020

As we all begin to adapt to the new normal, Employee Benefits talks to thought leaders, including our CEO Chris Parke, for their advice and commentary to help make sense of the challenges ahead.