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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Self-compassion when running on empty: updated as we cope with coronavirus

23rd March 2020

Like many, it has taken me a little while to even begin to find my place within the current global crisis, but with a glimpse of sunshine today I can more easily observe this pause as an opportunity. My curiosity and a renewed energy led me to look back at...

Preparing the workforce as flexible working goes viral

20th March 2020

Coronavirus continues to impact every facet of our lives with working from home now a necessity rather than a choice, and now following the closure of the schools, working parents need to juggle child care as well. Read our latest article in DiversityQ by CEO Chris Parke as he shares...

The Power of Exclusion

20th March 2020

Women’s career progression continues to be headline news. From the gender pay gap to #MeToo, Time’s Up and the ongoing underrepresentation of women in executive roles, it’s clear that women need a larger role at the top. The time for raising awareness is gone. Awareness hasn’t moved the needle. It’s...

Forgot how to have fun? Me too.

20th March 2020

“Why are you always so serious?” That was the question that my 8-year-old daughters (yes, both of them in unison) asked me last weekend. “You never laugh or act silly. You only do serious things and you always seem frustrated.” “Why are you always so serious?” That was the question...

Working in a Coronavirus world: Strategies for productive remote working

18th March 2020

With Coronavirus firmly upon us, organisations are shifting to remote working to avoid major disruptions to their businesses. However, fears still remain around what remote working might look like and its impact on businesses, so here are 10 key enablers to get the most from working remotely: 1. Communication &...

Quarantined? How to keep your team connected and happy

18th March 2020

As conversations invariably go these days, talk drifted to the coronavirus. Their big concern: mandatory remote work impacting their happiness. My son and I were on a ski lift this week with a couple of young NYC men in financial services. As conversations invariably go these days, talk drifted to...

‘Never has there been a greater need for flexible working’

18th March 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19 more and more employers are supporting remote working, but last-minute implementation of flexible working can create issues. Read in HR Review what our CEO Chris Parke thinks about this, the perfect time to fully implement flexible working and his tips on how best to...

Tackling 'gender fatigue'.

8th March 2020

our CEO Chris Parke shares his thoughts on the rise of gender fatigue and what you can do to tackle it. The recent Hampton Alexander update has highlighted that 1 in 5 FTSE 350 organisations remain challenged by the levels of gender diversity at senior levels. Many have only one...

Board-level hypocrisy benefits no-one

6th March 2020

As we approach International Women’s Day 2020, Talking Talent MD Rebecca Hourston calls on business leaders to stop being hypocritical and start driving female-centric coaching initiatives – for better profits and a better workplace The lack of female leaders has been well-documented – and even dubbed a ‘concern’ – in...

Coaching the system: Why managers need coaching too

26th February 2020

Coaching helps employees negotiate the complex transition into working parenthood. But there are two sides to that shift. Managers play a crucial role in shaping employee parental leave experience. Our research on working parents showed that 57% of employees wanted better support from their manager at this pivotal time in...