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Posted on 9 April 2014

If you could name a single factor as the biggest enemy of employee retention in your organisation, what would it be? My guess would be job design – specifically, the availability of career customisation. You might think your ...

Posted on 23 January 2014

Recently in an interview with the BBC's Peter Day, I was asked about the future and replied that I expected gender parity within the next decade. Peter simply looked at me and said "But that's what you said when I interviewed y...

Posted on 16 January 2014

One of the interesting aspects of attending and blogging about Davos each year is that I can look back and reflect on my impressions of previous years. For example, looking back at my Davos 2012 blog, I wrote: “The pervading ...

Posted on 8 January 2014

The start of a new year is a natural point for thinking ahead and planning for the future. Just before 2013 ended, I sat down for an interview with the BBC's Peter Day, continuing a conversation he and I have been having for ov...

Posted on 22 October 2013

If you’re a business leader today you are working to understand and balance the perspectives of an unprecedented variety of stakeholders – from NGOs becoming more voracious in their demands to workers who are increasingly h...

Posted on 24 June 2013

Last month, I took the train up to the beautiful city of Cambridge to speak at their Gender Summit. Over the course of the day, and with the help of a varied panel of business and academic speakers, we explored what it takes to...

Posted on 6 June 2013

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a considerable amount of attention focused on Generation Y from both the media and business world. The May 20 issue of Time Magazine led with a cover story labelling them the ‘Me, Me, M...

Posted on 22 May 2013

London Business School’s Global Leadership Summit was an opportunity to see senior executives and CEOs come together to talk about their views. It was fascinating stuff. We heard how Tim Breedon, a recent joiner to the Barcla...

Posted on 14 May 2013

What is it that you most want to change about corporations? That’s the question I put to my LBS elective program, and here are three deep frustrations that the 50 MBA and Sloan students shared: Corporations don’t do as they...

Posted on 2 May 2013

This week, I asked the MBA and Sloan students at my London Business School elective how many of them wanted to become leaders of large corporations. Looking around the room I saw that less than 15% raised their hand. Why, I ask...