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Progress happens outside the comfort zone

Progress happens outside the comfort zone

What can be done to ensure commitment translates to action? We spoke to several senior ethnic minority professionals with experience working in leading City firms to find out why businesses need to step outside of their comfort zone to guarantee results when it comes to diverse hiring.

Respecting the differences

Respecting the differences

“Don’t let anybody tell you you’re different.” When Kasase Kabwe was at the airport, flying away to boarding school in Britain at the age of 13, this is what his father said to him.

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Having navigated Danske Commodities through the acquisition by Equinor and now the challenges posed as a result of Covid-19, CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen spoke to us about leadership, diversity and company culture in an age of virtual working.

The power of female leadership

The power of female leadership

The evidence of the power of female leadership is inescapable, but is it possible for one or even two women on a board to make a real difference? Novera Khan, Uniper’s award-winning Chief Risk Officer, believes that once women are in the right conversations, they can drive change, even if they remain in the minority.

Leadership behaviours that drive inclusion

Leadership behaviours that drive inclusion

What are the fundamental leadership behaviours that can effect change and influence culture to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of a business? Kamel Hothi OBE, one of the UK’s most influential BAME leaders, shares her unique perspective.

Four factors to make post-Covid redundancy more human

Four factors to make post-Covid redundancy more human

A compassionate recruitment process helps selected employees feel empowered and supported and speaks positively of an organisation’s conduct, which will impact on the future attraction and retention of talent.

Are we entering a new era for start-ups?

Are we entering a new era for start-ups?

Working for larger, established businesses is often an important career staging post. However, the blueprint for senior career development has been changing steadily and smaller entrepreneurial and start-up businesses increasingly appeal.

How do we breathe new life into origination and business development?

How do we breathe new life into origination and business development?

Business development in the current climate has presented shared challenges among our community who are faced with recreating origination in a virtual world. We asked the question: ‘has origination got even harder, and what can individuals and teams do to innovate and maintain momentum?’

Corporate Diversity: Making Change, Not Noise

Corporate Diversity: Making Change, Not Noise

This very personal account helps us to understand the challenges faced in the workplace as a result of racial discrimination and a lack of diversity. Here are five thoughts on how to begin to make that change.

Succession planning, a missed opportunity?

Succession planning, a missed opportunity?

Over the past few months, almost every business in the world has had to adjust their strategy and way of working to address the significant challenges presented by the current global pandemic.