Leadership lessons and secrets from the best business leaders, founders and CEOs. Tips to inspire and enable future leaders and female founders
Cleopatras supports CAMFED because we believe by educating girls, they will go on to do incredible, world changing things. With climate change being a critical issue for our time, we spoke to Portia Kuffuor about how the work they do ladders up to this.
People Have Said to Me ‘it’s a Pity You Are Blind’ and I’ve Said ‘no It’s a Pity That You Are Blind Too – Because You Can’t See What I Can’
Baluji Shrivastav is an OBE-winning musician whose remarkable career has seen collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox and Boy George. He is also blind.
“I Started My Business Goho Which Stood for Girl On Her Own, and It Was Just Me and My Laptop” An Interview with the Founder of Goho
After 12 years at The Guardian, Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson founded PR and Marketing Agency GOHO (Girl On Her Own). Now, two years later and supported by a team of 8, Stacey shares her experience and advice with Alexandra.
One of the great enemies of achievement, the tendency to procrastinate is a very genuine challenge and not something to be embarrassed about or seen as a personal weakness. Procrastination comes when you have this frustrating feeling that while you know you want to have done something, there are a million other ways to spend your time than in the doing.
When dealing with angry or aggressive people at work, the temptation can be to fight fire with fire. But, what if you’re not a naturally confrontational person? Here we explore how to handle difficult colleagues.
Two women celebrate their 70th Birthday. They both feel very different about this milestone. One ‘knows’ that her best days are behind her and that
While the first few years of your career tend to be defined by the constant struggle for more; more money, more ownership, more freedom and more responsibility. A moment suddenly comes around where you land a very serious responsibility. The responsibility to help shape someone else’s career. While I’m sure many of us would love to consider that a privilege and relish the challenge, more often than not if becomes another a chore. Something we have to do and put time into alongside our full time jobs. As you continue to climb the ladder, you get more and more of these responsibilities (also known as direct reports). It gradually becomes the case in a broad range of professions, that managing people is your primary job, above all of the “doing” bits that you originally signed up for. Most of us,
Relative to the average person, I work pretty hard. I’m no Mark Wahlberg but I work out typically five times a week and manage multiple
All over the internet people are looking for productivity hacks; tips and tricks to help you do more, faster. Successful writer and marketing authority, Seth
Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Beyoncé and Halle Berry, on how to meet challenges with grace and keep progressing while others around you spiral.
Most companies now-a-days have some form of diversity targets in place. These targets focus typically on gender and ethnicity, sometimes including religion and sexual orientation.
“I didn’t see him sitting and writing to do lists… Once he had any idea of a song, it didn’t stop until it was done” – Susannah Melvoin The opportunities to learn from the example of others, have never been so limitless. With the internet completely radicalising information access, we know more about the routines of Sun-Tzu, Epictetus, Walt Disney and Pablo Picasso, than their contemporaries did. Similarly we can investigate successful businesses; analysing when they invested in what, who, and where. What their founders believe in and what their marketing approach has been. Researching, planning and strategising our way to success is generally well advised. We don’t want to bulldoze head-first into a wall, we want to make sure we’re maximising our time. Putting our energy and resources into the pursuit with the greatest chance of success. The slight
“A woman must have money and a room of her own” – Virginia Woolf The above is a quote from writer, Virginia Woolf. In it
When I was in secondary school, every year we would have our annual prize-giving ceremony. A fairly formal and uneventful evening with lots of clapping
And how to calm down that voice obsessing over the result… There is a moment in the film ‘The Bucket List’ where Morgan Freeman’s voice
In 1558 the British Empire was powerful, but England itself was a complete mess. It had been ruled by a woman for the first time
Muhammad Ali didn’t have sex much. He lost his virginity to a prostitute aged 16 and he was married four times. But outside of these
For most of us, 5 days out of 7 are spent in an office, working. Whether or not you love your job right now, you
Quick success is something we see a lot. In the media, on Instagram and on TV, the age of successful people can seem very young.
“The difference between normal language and seductive language is like the difference between noise and music” – Robert Greene In 1937, a journalist named Napolean Hill
Earlier this year, for the first time two sets of siblings appeared on Forbes’ annual Self-Made Women list. They were the formidable Kardashians and two
When asked about the worst piece of career advice she’d ever received, Bozoma Saint John (Endeavor, Uber and PepsiCo), answered with the following: Early in
“Everybody has an area of genius, and we don’t all operate in that area, we operate in the comfort area,” … “The area of genius
“I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It’s been about two months since
Kanye West gets a lot of sh*t. It’s fair to say he’s a polarising character. Some people think he’s the biggest moron currently walking the
It’s Monday morning and you’re prepping for a meeting. As you pull together the relevant documents there’s a dominant feeling slowing you down. A feeling of dread. An awareness that you’re going to have to tell someone something they don’t want to hear.
At the moment the idea of following a traditional career path seems to be losing its appeal. Salaries haven’t grown beyond the rate of inflation,
For years, successful people have been harbouring the benefits of alone time. The rise in popularity of timed meditation is in large to get these
Facebook founder and America’s youngest self-made Billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, hasn’t been having a great 2018. As Donald Trump continues to embarrass America with his child’s-play
Two months ago, I wrote about why I was setting goals instead of resolutions for the new year. The way I’d set these goals was
“Jack of all trades, master of none”; an insult warning you that by trying to tick many boxes, you fail to master any. For people
The lifestyles of the rich and famous have long been lusted after by ‘regular people’ who gaze at photos in magazines and lap up tales
When I was 22, I started my first “career” job, in advertising. My manager, Kate, was 26. She was immaculate, dominant and from what I
Emily Weiss is that very impressive type of nerd. An example of where focus, work ethic and self-belief can get you. You may not have
I should probably start by saying, I’m not about to tell you to be more ‘fake news’ or preach the virtues of lying. There are
In primary school, I was clever. I knew I was clever because for three years in a row I was first, second or third in
Uber has some PR challenges. Though I’m wary of the dramatised press portraits of all big brands, throughout 2017 Uber kept drawing attention to itself
The arrival of January means the end of one year, and the beginning of another. A new chapter. An opportunity to reset, reflect and try
The Forbes 40 under 40 is no perfect ranking of business prestige, but it does bring some interesting people into the spotlight. Smart, ambitious people