A celebration of visionary leadership, courage and compassion

Happy International Women’s Day.   I would like to pay tribute to an amazing team of women at the Orchid Project, an NGO devoted to improving millions of women’s lives by working towards ridding the world of female genital cutting (FGC).   The organisation was founded by my school-friend Julia Lalla-Maharajh (OBE).  It was on a volunteering … Read more

Red light spells danger – or does it? Our internal warning system is not always right

I have been doing a lot of reading and research lately into neuroscience – the way in which our brain and nervous system works.  As well as being totally fascinating I am finding that the understanding we now have has widespread practical application in the workplace and generally in life.  The more we learn about … Read more

Kindness at work

This week 18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness week.   Over the last few months, there has been a raft of warnings that mental health will suffer in the wake of Covid-19.  At this time, more than ever, it is vital for people to take an active interest in looking after their own mental health and … Read more