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Top tips to maintain company culture

by Mariel Norton, myHermes, organisation leadership management
While there is no one-size-fits-all to maintaining company culture, the old adage of variety being the spice of life definitely applies
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Retirement age for women - 80?

by Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI

To earn the same as a male manager over a career, a woman would have to work the equivalent of over 14 years more
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Focus on your personal impact

by Tim Robson, leadership coach and author

Busy is easy, effective takes more effort, so get a grip on your schedule and manage it, rather than the other way round - focus on your outcomes
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Business not remotely impressed with mobile technology

by Daniel Mitchell, Director, Lifeline IT

Unreliable and costly communication networks that limit flexible working are one of the biggest frustrations for business
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Three essential elements of risk

by Crispin Piney, Risk Expert

Take account of the three important aspects of risk to enhance the chances of success in business
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What makes a successful business person?

by Michael O'Connell, owner, Jolly Wodgers, leadership business
Anyone can set up a business, but to be successful you need to be tolerant, ready to work night and day, make huge personal sacrifices, have a good business plan and deliver it
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation

Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
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What is the real purpose of a company?

by Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network

The role of the company - a vehicle to provide forms of specialisation in society that generates positive value to drive social improvements in quality-of-life
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Is banker bashing fair and justified?

by Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank

Seismic global economic shifts, unprecedented and depressing volatility in the markets, major concerns about the banking industry itself and a tsunami of new regulations have combined to make for a very difficult ride
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Stop wasting valuable talent

by Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st

There has been a lot of talk about the representation of women on boards, but equally important is the loss of skills, experience and knowledge that happens after career breaks
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