Nicola Parkinson

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Stress-Free Dog Walk

Do you walk down the street and say "hello" to every stranger, introduce yourself and then, engage in playful banter? Recently, I've seen an uptick in clients expressing concern that their pet cowers or growls when a stranger reaches down to pet it. Obviously, these behaviors are not desired nor …

The apathy of a nation

A few years ago I decided to return to my motherland after studying and working abroad. While I was never a hyper-nationalist patriot, it was still …

Admit It: These Terrorists Are Muslims

There’s a lot of special pleading about Orlando from Muslims and liberals. It’s time to do away with that. If not, we give the issue away to …

Why Engagement Happens In Employees Hearts, Not Their Minds

<i>Winning Your Employees Over To Stick With The Company Long Term Involves An Array Of Factors—But First Among Those Is Love.</i><p>What are the real drivers …

Employee Engagement

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

2016 HR predictions – blog

As digital transformation takes hold and employees ask more of their employers, 2016 promises to be a milestone year for HR professionals<p>Andy …

The importance of business ethics – goodbye to corporate greed?

<i>This post is by Jeremy Richman, Director and Founder of EyeLevel Communications – a thought-leadership video platform described by some as a TED for</i> …

Is “Business Ethics” An Oxymoron?

The research couldn’t be clearer: Many of us see business and ethics as incompatible. Can that ever change?<p>I’m at the local park in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with my two young children, the University of Michigan only a few hundred yards away. Before long, I start chatting with another dad who’s also …

4 Ways To Define Trust In The New World Of Work

It’s no big revelation that trust is the gas the drives the car when it comes to relationships; without it, you may roll to a dismal halt. Families depend on it; marriages are built on it. Pretty much any kind of partnership requires it, and without, the foundation of nearly any relationship is …

The Workplace

Future of HR: Employee experience - HR's new mandate

<i>In this series I take a look at the future of HR, not through predicting the next structure HR will adopt or giving you demographic trends but</i> …

This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

Do you work for one of the 25 best companies in Britain?

Travel company Expedia has been named the best place to work in the UK, according to a ranking of employee satisfaction across companies with more than 1,000 employees.<p>Expedia was praised by staff for its generous compensation package, inclusive work environment and good company ethics.<p>Google, …

The CEO of YouTube thinks this documentary is so important she made it free

From our friends at<p><b>BY SAM GUTELLE</b><p>Since taking over her current position as the CEO of YouTube in February 2014, Susan Wojcicki has taken outspoken …

Nelson Mandela: an exemplar of lifelong learning

A study of Nelson Mandela’s educational experiences has revealed the global icon to be an exemplar of lifelong learning. Research by Dr Peter Rule of …

3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning

June 19, 2015<br>Learning is , as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel. Through learning, we …

Taiwanese-American Professor Emerita Embodies Lifelong Learning

SAN FRANCISCO—”The most important thing is lifelong learning,” said Dora Shu-fang Dien, professor emerita of California State University, East Bay, …

Technology is making real-time performance monitoring too easy

Amazon is no stranger to controversy and media accounts of relentless work practices and management style have caused a predictable outcry. But they …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the …

Employee Engagement

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers.<p>Besides perks like medical and dental …

The Workplace

The difference between time and attention

I recently realized that if I’m too busy to take something on, I shouldn’t say “I don’t have the time”. In fact, I often do have the time. It’s not …

What It’s Like To Work In An Office With A “No Complaining” Rule

Buffer’s cofounder explains how his office navigates the fine line between advocating for change and complaining for ego.<p>Our “no complaining” rule springs from our focus on positivity, and is one of our most strongly held values.<p>“No Complaining”: Why It’s Our Policy<p>Here is how we’ve defined this …

Meet Joelle Emerson, The Startup CEO Helping Slack, Pinterest And Airbnb Tackle Diversity

Diversity in the tech industry is dismal, with white men making up the vast majority of its workforce. That being said, tech companies are aware of the lack of diversity and some are even actively taking steps to do something about it.<p>Pinterest, for example, recently announced a new diversity …

7 Things About Native Americans You'll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media

<b>Native Americans have endured years of misrepresentation by the media.</b> Whether in TV, film, print or online, the stories we tell — or refuse to tell …

Innovation or Not? – Living Life by Text Message

I did my MBA at London Business School in the United Kingdom and one of the benefits of studying at a top school and being an alumni is seeing all …

Africa’s leading women in tech 2015 | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

August 12, 2015 • Features, Top Stories<p>Africa’s leading women in tech 2015<p>South Africa paid tribute to women across the country on National Woman’s …

Article - Socio-economic climate and shifting business landscape top priorities for organisations

<b>INSIGHTS</b><p>Socio-economic climate and shifting business landscape top priorities for organisations<p><b>Sam Bown, Head of Open Programmes, Executive</b> …

Britain's 20 most beautiful hidden beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …

50 Years of the Pennine way

20 April 2015<p>On 24 April the Pennine Way celebrates its 50th anniversary. Britain’s first ever long distance path, the much cherished national trail …

The Great American Culture War: Religious Liberty, Gay Rights, Naturalism & the Christian Faith

The United States once again finds herself at a crossroads. The lines have been drawn. The shots have been fired. The culture war seems to rage on …