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And what does your father do…?

Walking through the vast, opulent lobby of a global law firm in the City I was stopped in my tracks by a huge noticeboard entitled “Allen & Out”, encouraging staff…
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From avoiding the limelight to being a guest on Desert Island Discs

My high profile interviewee this month is the inspirational change-maker Pinky Lilani CBE DL, who was a recent guest on BBC’s iconic interview programme Desert Island Discs.  Pinky is an…
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What fear do you want to overcome?

I love writing and it gives me huge pleasure when one of my newsletter readers tells me “I don’t read many newsletters but I always read yours”.  Sometimes they go…
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High heels and hard hats

In recent months I’ve interviewed the CEO of Aston Martin and the Director of Sony Computer Games to find out what they are doing to champion women in their male-dominated…
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Are you your own harshest critic?

I remember when I was learning to be a mediator my mentor, Richard, gave me this advice: “You need to be your own harshest critic and your own best friend”. My immediate…
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How singing in a choir can make you a better leader

I’ll never forget my choir's first flash mob. I was sitting in an Italian restaurant on Valentine’s Day, surrounded by romantic couples, with a friend I had tricked into thinking…
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Is it OK to cry at work?

I was brought up to think that crying at work is completely taboo and I’d lose all credibility if I let my emotions get the better of me. When I…
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Opportunity Dances With Those on the Dance Floor

Liz Rivers, who specialises in coaching women, describes how you can help your women clients to become confident risk-takers. An article published in Coaching Perspectives, The Association for Coaching global…
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Women and Leadership: How to be More Like Michelle (Obama) and Less Like Donald

I’ve always admired Michelle Obama for her combination of warmth, intelligence, groundedness and courage. If you love her too the good news is that you can channel your Inner Michelle…
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