Have you been following the news recently?

Have you been following the news recently? Did you read about the apparent “whacking” of the former Citigroup boss who was presented with his resignation letter by the Chairman which has been described as a Machiavellian power grab? Or did you hear about how UBS traders were locked out of their offices last week as […] Read more »

“What do you want to do every day for the rest of your life?”

Here is  a funny video. But it comes with a warning… If you are easily offended and/or you don’t like swearing please don’t watch it! If you watch it at work make sure you have your headphones on! It is fifteen minutes long so get yourself a coffee and settle down for a shocking but […] Read more »

Authentic Living (Leadership)

  Being authentic is the key to your abundant success. Here is some executive coaching for women leaders (based on 10 years research) Authentic Non-authentic Speaks her truth Keeps quiet to keep the peace Looks for opportunities to shine Keeps head down and gets on with her work Works towards an exciting vision Works for […] Read more »

5 Years from now…Where will you be?

You have probably already heard Tom Daley’s secret to success. When he took to the diving board for his final dive, it was far more than just the culmination of years of hard work and training. It was a moment he had dreamed of since he was nine years old. The eighteen year old 10-meter […] Read more »

Can Women Really Have it All?

You may have seen Anne-Marie’s recent Article in the Atlantic which has already caused a lot of controversy and many people have blogged about it and commented in varying polarised ways. Here is my take: This was written in response to a blog from a leading corporation ‘It was easier when the children were younger as I […] Read more »

50 Shades of Influence

Seek first to understand and then to be understood Be interested not interesting You have two ears and one mouth, listen twice as much as you speak Speak from your heart not your mental chatter Approach everything with ‘beginners mind’ Keep an open mind …there is no possibility in being ‘right’ Words account for 7% […] Read more »

Do It Like A Woman

You have probably heard people saying that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters …..well, you know the rest. Here is a woman who says it might be true and is doing it herself to prove the point. Renee Haugerud runs a billion dollar hedge fund that she started from scratch. Watch the video to […] Read more »

Anne Minto MBE

Recently, I was honoured and excited to be invited to the internal launch of Centrica’s women’s network. Honoured because I was the only external person invited and excited because I wanted to hear Anne Minto, Group Director of Human Resources, speak. I am always surprised by my own perceptions of successful people. I am sure […] Read more »

Jockeying for captaincy

The most frequent reason that women opt out of business life is that they ‘cant be bothered with the boys club’. What does this phrase mean you might ask? I know that the phrase bothers men and so does the term ‘Alpha Male’ because men of this type, who might be in such a cliquey […] Read more »