Talking about mental health

Therese Procter | 02 Feb 2023

How can people in managerial roles listen, understand and support team members who open up about mental health issues?

Company culture: the bigger picture

Wayne Turmel

How do we judge a company or team's culture? What role does working together physically play in creating it? Maybe more important, and harder to answer - how do we know?

What Is the language of conscious leadership?

Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic

Words have their own energy and meaning and need to be chosen with care. That's why language is such an important barometer of organisational culture.

Does working remotely make work less toxic?

Wayne Turmel

Some unwelcome workplace behaviors disappear when we work remotely. But when the way we work changes, so do the ways we manage to annoy and undermine each other.

Money talks: the power of salary transparency

Noura Dadzie

In the U.S., six states have passed laws requiring employers to publish salary information in an effort to reduce wage gaps. So should more organisations be prioritising salary transparency?

How culturally intelligent leaders make decisions

David Livermore

What does culturally intelligent decision-making look like for today's global leader? It's certainly not as simple as "just make a decision."

Financial stress and employee wellbeing

Harry Bliss

With the cost-of-living crisis set to continue for the foreseeable future, supporting employees with their financial wellbeing must be a top priority for every employer.

From the archive

Morale: a moving target

Duane Dike

What we think we know about morale is probably wrong, especially the black and white notion that morale is either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Like most human feelings, morale is a moving target, which is why being sensitive to its nuances is such a key skill for leaders.

Wayne Turmel

Cultural stereotypes can kill remote teams

Wayne Turmel

The question of national culture often arises when leading virtual teams or running remote meetings. And just as in any other working relationship, it's critical to understand someone's default way of looking at the world, then find ways to work together to get things done.

Ella Miron-Spektor

Embracing the paradoxes of leadership

Ella Miron-Spektor

In today’s organisations, demands, goals and expectations are dynamic, complex and interconnected. That’s why we need to move from an ‘either/or’ to a ‘both/and’ view of priorities.

Andy Hanselman

Four takeaways to improve your customer relationships

Andy Hanselman

How do you measure up when it comes to customer focus? Do you find, attract and keep the customers that you want? Do you maximise the opportunities and the profits that they can deliver? Here are some takeaways to help you do just that.

Dan Bobinski

Slower up front equals faster down the road

Dan Bobinski

Too much focus on result can lead hard-driving entrepreneurs and managers forgetting how to engage all those other types of people who bring equally vital skills to the party.

Earlier opinion

Presenting to diverse audiences

David Livermore

Presentation skills are a critical part of being an effective leader. But the more diverse your audience, the more you have to plan ahead and adjust the way you present.

Can you work from home and still have a career?

Wayne Turmel

Everyone knows that if you work from home once everyone else returns to the office, you've obviously decided your career doesn't matter. Right?

Creating serendipity in the workplace

Christian Busch

Everyone experiences good or bad luck at some point in their lives. But what if luck isn't as blind as we thought? What if it is something we can cultivate in the workplace and beyond?

The demise of the Blackberry and its link to Covid

Bob Selden

What's the link between the iconic Blackberry phone and the Covid pandemic?

Taking time for leadership

Duane Dike

Pondering issues before acting brings new alternatives, fresh perspectives and creative solutions. That why leaders who don't pause to reflect often run into trouble.

Do you trust your new team member?

Wayne Turmel

Think about the way you interact with new members of your team. You might not actively distrust them, but do you act like you trust them?

What is a 'global' leader?

David Livermore

'Global leadership' is one of those fancy terms that gets used in glossy consulting reports and EMBA marketing briefs. But what does it actually mean?

When will they ever learn?

Bob Selden

Boris Johnson's attempt to apologise for attending a Downing Street party during last year's lockdown is a timely reminder about the gulf between making a formal apology and being genuinely sorry.

Five remote team new year's resolutions

Wayne Turmel

The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your remote team works together and what needs to change.

The biggest source of conflict on diverse teams

David Livermore

Clashing expectations are the main source of conflict in almost any relationship. And nowhere is that more true than with the intercultural challenges of diverse teams.

The invisible killer of remote teams

Wayne Turmel

There is one factor that can be lethal for remote teams that usually isn't a problem when everyone is in the same place. That invisible killer is exclusion.

There's nothing soft about the heart

Wayne Turmel

Every animal depends on its heart for its existence. Organizations do too, except that rather than a multi-chambered muscle, they rely on leadership, managers and flows of information.