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Leaving London post-Brexit will be 'too impractical' for many companies, new research shows

London’s location, infrastructure and a constantly growing pool of highly-skilled university graduates, means that for many companies it will simply …

Lloyds Banking Group

If Your Employees Act Like They Don't Care, You Might Be Doing These 11 Things Wrong | Inc.com

I came across this quote today: "People come for great vision and leave for poor leadership."<p>It made me think of all the times when I've stepped into a company as a leadership and brand consultant and my job was to identify how to fix the brand (a.k.a. the business).<p>My co-founder Ashleigh and I go …

Leadership

Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role

We’ve written a tremendous amount about change and change management strategy since the Brainzooming blog’s inception.Just HOW MUCH have we written …

Management

Why Are Leaders So Afraid of Change?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Organizations and teams fequently undergo changes in leadership or structure -- when organizations make cuts in their workforce, spin off businesses or functions or merge with or acquire new businesses for their portfolio. A new leader …

Leadership

Five golden rules for effective mentoring

The idea of using a wooden horse to break the siege of Troy reputedly came from Odysseus, king of the Greeks and hero of Homer’s epic poem the <i>Odyssey</i>.<p>…

Mentoring

2 business school professors explain how you can become a more authentic leader

It's one thing to gain mastery of a particular function or skillset; it's quite another to take responsibility for, and earn the respect of, employees from different backgrounds, functions, and cultures.<p>For many leaders, this transition is marked by a period of self-doubt.<p>The newly appointed ask …

Leadership

A leadership expert says most bosses are missing this one crucial quality

Over time, Bates, the CEO of Bates Communications, pinpointed 15 distinct traits and behaviors that comprise executive presence.<p>Together, they form "the qualities of a leader that engage, inspire, align, and move people to act."<p>Those 15 facets — and how to develop them — are the subject of Bates' …

Leadership

Why Happiness Matters at Work

By Meghan Keaney Anderson with gratitude to Neil Pasricha<p>When I was younger I asked my father why he decided to become a social worker. He …

Happiness

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

Usually, “do nothing” is poor advice to follow if you want to feel better. Yet a strong body of literature now shows that meditation—the mindful art …

Mindfulness

The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership

Much that is written about leaders these days seems to be negative: they are incompetent, arrogant, unethical, greedy, the list goes on and on.<p>No …

Leadership

What Is Executive Coaching?

Why the Mindfulness Fad Won't Go Away

Mindfulness has now become so popular, and is such a buzzword, that many people are calling it a "fad." A quick Google search for "mindfulness fad" yields 230,000 results.<p>I can understand why people are calling it a fad. Mindfulness is now endorsed by many famous athletes, actors and actresses, and …

Mindfulness

6 Steps To Turn Mindless Activities Into Mindful Ones

Coloring books for adults currently top a number of bestseller lists. And they have become a staple in bookstores, grocery stores and drugstores. But, let’s be clear, coloring in a book doesn’t automatically mean that you’re being mindful. Mindfulness isn’t about what you are doing; it’s about how …

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching

The benefits of mindfulness meditation for business leaders are increasingly appreciated and confirmed by empirical research. Executives and high performing professionals increasingly use meditation to manage stress, maintain strategic focus, enhance cognitive performance, promote emotional …

Mindfulness

Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

<b>By Leah Weiss</b><p>With the possible exception of our families of origin, no other setting than work provides us with more opportunities to be irritated, outraged, anxious, discouraged, disappointed, overwhelmed, jealous, embarrassed, bored, or afraid of saying what we really mean. Whether we like it or …

Mindfulness

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Employment

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

Apps

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.<p>Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our …

Happiness

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Immune System

Mindfulness for beginners

If you’ve ever driven your car through an intersection and then wondered if the light was red, you know how easy it is to get lost in your thoughts. …

6 Qualities Mindful People Enjoy That Mindless People Don't

Being more mindful about your work can make you more innovative, productive, and even attractive.<p>Mindfulness, as hot a topic as it is, is also an oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don't have to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and …

Mindfulness

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

Employee Engagement

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale

The world's most pressing problems may not have small solutions, but one artist is using miniature means to take a look at some of the biggest social …

Media Industry

Tired of the Tube? There's now an official London Underground walking map

LONDON — The Tube: It’s the bane of many commuters' lives and even minor disruptions can send the city into a complete meltdown.<p>If you’ve ever dreamt …

7 key lessons from the best leadership books of the past decade

Not only do you need to manage their roles and responsibilities, you also need to inspire them and help them develop as individuals.<p>Most challenging of all though is that there's no one-size-fits-all recipe for success.<p>The right approach depends on your personality, skill set and of course the …

Leadership

The Seven Senses of Self-Development

The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfillment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically happy and successful immerse themselves in self-development. They have a deep and vested interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly …

Self-improvement

These 9 behaviors separate star employees from everyone else

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.<p>They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished "good" performers (those rated at the 40th to 70th …

Employee Engagement