According to recent findings, the number of women holding the most senior jobs in the boardrooms of Britain’s biggest companies has fallen with there now being just 30 women in full-time executive roles at FTSE 250 firms, down from 38 in 2017. This accounts for 6.4% of the total number of executives. This is a [...]
About Julia WilkinsonJulia is one of our Principal Consultants with vast experience across a wide spectrum having worked in a range of blue chip organisations. She has a strong reputation for excellence delivering high return on investment with the individuals and teams, developing potential and talent through business consulting, mentoring and coaching.
I wrote in a previous article that the global workforce is made up of 40% women of which 24 % are in senior management roles. So, what is it that stops women putting themselves forward for executive board positions, instead of opting for non-executive roles? In my previous post I identified the 3 invisible challenges [...]
We live in the greatest era of technological advancement, with easy and quick access to global information and resources, at our finger tips, when we want and wherever we want, supplied from our pockets and bags on various devices. We engage with social platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and many more apps that provide [...]
Every day tourists mill around Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. Sometimes the selfies stop as placard-waving protestors invade the green, hollering at politicians inside the Palace of Westminster. But, the statues in their midst remain unmoved by all the commotion. Twelve effigies line the square - memorials to the great and the good [...]
During 2018 we lost some of the world’s greatest and talented individuals; Professor Steven Hawking, world renowned British Physicist, who set out the theory of Cosmology and wrote the world-famous book: ‘A brief history of time’. Sir Ken Dodd, recognised for his stand-up shows, tickling stick and making people laugh. Sir Roger Bannister, the first [...]
Is resilience a skill or a mind-set? Winter Olympics 2018 Right now the world’s attention is focused upon the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The athletes, their fitness and physical ability is all under scrutiny as they strive to deliver personal bests and compete on a world stage. These athletes have spent years preparing, requiring [...]
As this week is National Apprenticeship Week we thought it would be a good time to share with you our 5 top facts about the Apprenticeship Levy. From Spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing - are you ready?
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 Odyssey. Before leaving for the Trojan War, Odysseus asked a loyal friend to guide, teach and look after his son. That friend was Mentor - and his [...]
As the 2016 Olympic Games begin in Rio, the world’s attention is focused upon the athletes, their fitness, and physical ability as they strive to deliver personal bests and compete on a world stage in their chosen discipline. These athletes have spent years preparing, requiring the highest levels of commitment, perseverance, motivation and self-sacrifice in their [...]
Since the celebration of International Women’s Day back at the beginning of March, the focus for many business leaders across the globe has been how to promote female talent development within their organisations. A number of months ago, the former UK Trade Minister Lord Davies announced a replacement target that FTSE 350 boards should be [...]