Leadership lessons and secrets from the best business leaders, founders and CEOs. Tips to inspire and enable future leaders and female founders
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
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
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”
“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 says, “I believe that you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you”. It’s a slightly clunky sentence that takes a moment to digest, but when it does it becomes very powerful. Powerful because within this lies the epitome of what success really looks like to many of us. True success looks like being respected by and on a level with people you respect and would otherwise look up to. There are great icons of culture or business who have achieved remarkably rare things. As an entrepreneur you might look to Richard Branson. As an artist you may follow Damien Hirst. As a singer-songwriter you may be imagining a day when Ed
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