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Globalisation – at an end?

The Times reports that Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of Blackrock – the global (!) finance firm with $10 trillion of assets under management, has said that the fallout from the Ukrainian conflict ‘has put an end to the globalisation we have experienced over the last three decades’.

This sounds like the official death-knell of globalisation doesn’t it?

Fink has spoken about how the move away...

Profit or Happiness?

Harvard Business School launched a seven-week Leadership and Happiness class in 2020. It is designed, apparently, to give attendees a better understanding of the basis of their own happiness and of their emotional strengths/weaknesses and enable them to ‘lead others in a way that increases happiness.’

The course documentation says that ‘to be a successful leader you need to understand...

Managing the Intergenerational Workplace

We now have four different generations in the workplace at the same time.

  • Baby Boomers - anyone over the age of 57
  • Generation ‘X’ - born somewhere between 1964 and 1980
  • Millennials (sometimes known as Gen ‘Y’) – born between 1980 and 2000
  • Generation ‘Z’ - born after 2000 and just starting to enter the global workforce

It is not unusual to have four generations in the workplace. What...

And, another year bites the dust!

In business, you are only as good as the next set of figures. You can’t be blasé about the future by looking back fondly on past successes. In this context, business managers are no different from football managers – the next game is what matters.

It’s been a tough couple of years, testing ingenuity, patience, resilience, fortitude, and perseverance. The level of risk as a major factor in...

A Boring Job

Anecdotal evidence is emerging of what is an unintended consequence of working from home.

Yes, folk are certainly enjoying the fact that they aren’t spending valuable time commuting and they seem to enjoy being able to move effortlessly from breakfast to desk in a few strides.

However, not going into the office means not having the chance to interact with colleagues/clients in face-to-face...


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