Video interview: Clive Wilson & Jennifer Holloway discuss authenticity and the tension between personal and corporate values

I was delighted recently to share a conference platform with Jennifer Holloway, author of “Personal Branding for Brits”.  I was speaking on the future of leadership development and in our respective keynotes, we both touched on the immense role of values and behaviours in brand and corporate culture.  I really enjoyed listening to Jennifer at […]

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Leadership – Circles within Circles, or a Voyage of Discovery?

As a leadership development professional and self-confessed leadership geek, I am always on the lookout for new tools, techniques, books, ideas and perspectives.  So you can imagine my excitement when a colleague told me in December 2015 that he had come across a leadership effectiveness diagnostic we hadn’t seen before.  As a leadership team at Primeast, […]

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Book Review: “Brain-savvy Woman: A two-in-one guide to the neuroscience that can help your career” Jan Hills and Francesca Hills (Head, Heart + Brain; 2017)

The first thing immediately apparent about this book is that it is in fact two books; confusing, huh? The mother-daughter authoring duo has given us a 700 page bonanza packed full of insight, information and intention. Essentially, both books are about the neuroscience and nature of gender bias in business – one focuses single mindedly […]

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The Power of My Why: Women in Nuclear UK 2018 Conference

Taking place at the end of January, it gives me great pleasure to be attending the upcoming Women in Nuclear UK 2018 Conference, which offers the chance to bring together more than 200 attendees to discuss some of the most pressing issues in corporate leadership. Building on the success of previous years, the conference theme […]

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Scientist to manager: What’s the big deal?

It’s one of those tricky issues that organisations across the pharmaceutical sector face frequently: how do we bridge the gap in skills that are needed for top scientists to become effective managers?

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Female leaders must embrace talent liberation to experience fair treatment

Gender equality is one of those wide-ranging issues that continues to bubble away under the surface of modern society, but for many of today’s progressive businesses it is a topic that is being tackled head on. Positive steps are now being taken to deliver increased opportunities for female leaders

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Breaking out of the stereotype as a female leader

It’s arguably human nature to want to define people; we feel safer when we’ve figured someone out and put them in a box. However, by constructing walls in which to house others, assigning labels and creating barriers, we limit the possibilities. In the workplace the damage done by pigeonholing different factions – including women – […]

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Welcome Tina Breslin: Growing Primeast in North America

Primeast is pleased to welcome Tina Breslin to the team, who will be taking on the role of General Manager in Houston. Not only will she be bringing with her years of experience, but she will act as a bridge, helping us deliver a great service and grow our presence in the US. Having recently […]

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Women In Leadership: Nancy Mattenberger, Infor

As part of Primeast’s Women in Leadership series, we interviewed Nancy Mattenberger, Vice President for global consulting services at Infor, New York. Nancy shared with us her journey, the challenges she’s encountered as a female leader, and her tips for those looking to get to the top. Primeast (P): Explain to us your current role […]

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Women in Leadership: Pauline Yau, Microsoft

As part of Primeast’s Women in Leadership series, we interviewed Pauline Yau, director for central government at Microsoft UK. Pauline shared with us her journey, the experiences she’s had being a woman in the workplace, the challenges she’s encountered as a female leader, and her thoughts on the current environment for professional women. Primeast (P): […]

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Women in Leadership: Andrea Cartwright, Supergroup

As part of Primeast’s Women in Leadership series, we interviewed Andrea Cartwright, group HR director for Supergroup. Andrea shared with us her journey, the challenges she’s encountered as a female leader, and her tips for those looking to get to the top. Primeast (P): Explain to us your current role and a bit about your […]

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Gender parity will take 81-years – what can we do?

As the BBC hosts its 100 Women season, which brings together women from around the world, a new report has shown that it will take 81 years for global gender equality. The ‘Global gender gap report 2014‘ from the World Economic Forum (WEF) claims that 2095 will be the year of gender equality in the […]

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