• Emotional Intelligence at work - what is it
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    Emotional Intelligence at work – what is it?

    You might have heard of this concept before – Emotional Intelligence. I started hearing people talking about it years ago and it is becoming more important as a conversation element when talking about talent and leadership. In fact I believe…

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    Leading in adversity

      In the West we tend to search for stability. Stability in our lives, stability at work, stability in our finances. We see it all around us as we search for a rhythm in our lives. Wake up at 6.30am,…

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    How to become a Global or International leader

    Here is an interesting question: “To successfully lead a global company do you have to have lived in another country?” To really understand how countries differ from one another you have to immerse yourself, at least once, in another culture.…

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    Evaluating that Internal move

    Every senior executive will experience it: that moment that you start talking seriously about that next move internally. We all know that once you get to the C-suite, moving up or around gets a lot harder. There is, by definition,…

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    The New Normal

    This year, already mid-way through, has turned out to be something for the record books for Europe. I wonder how we will look back at 2016 a few years from now? Is this the start of the “new normal” or…

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    Competencies versus Experience

    “You have the skills but you don’t have experience in this job, and I need someone with experience.” I’m sure you’ve all heard this before and I’d be interested to hear how you handled it. It is a bit like…

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    Is France burning?

      You’d probably answer yes, if you’ve been looking at the news or following events in France over the last few months, but is it really the case? At the moment France is┬áburning. That’s how the media are largely portraying…

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    Public speaking

    So here is a post I hadn’t thought of posting. Public speaking is so personal and some people seem really good at it while others just don’t seem to get it. But a few minutes ago I thought I’d share…