How to Enhance Your Gravitas

What does it mean when people say you need to work on your gravitas? Are other people’s perception of what gravitas means relevant? What is gravitas anyway, and how can you develop it for yourself? If someone said to you they think you need to have more gravitas, what images and thoughts would that conjure Read More >

The Pressing Issues on Women’s Minds Today  

I was recently one of the panelists at a fantastic event run by Marie Claire and Salesforce looking at how investing in yourself and knowing your worth can ensure you have a career you love. The event was born from a piece of research commissioned by Marie Claire and conducted by Salesforce asking 1,000 women about Read More >

Why Future Proofing Your Career Is Top Priority

Today, I am taking to the stage alongside some dynamic women in an event organised by Marie Claire and Salesforce in response to a recent survey they undertook speaking to 1,000 women about their careers. What transpired makes for hugely interesting reading. For younger women, the main finding was that although they are extremely aware Read More >

If You Can’t Stand The Heat – Dealing With Conflict 

How are you with conflict? Do you walk knowingly into it and see it as an inevitable part of life, or do you do anything in your power to avoid it? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Conflict is unavoidable in the workplace, there will always be personality clashes, differences in opinion passionately expressed and issues around hierarchy, but it’s how you deal with it that Read More >

Does Authenticity Matter Anymore?

We’re in the flurry of the Tory leadership race, which is fascinating, terrifying and utterly captivating in equal measure. This isn’t primarily because of the political stance, but from a psychological and Gravitas standpoint watching these characters, some puffing their chests, some retreating into the background, placing their various stakes in the sand. And all Read More >

Showing Emotion In Leadership – The Debate

I recently posted on social media about the image that dominated the press last weekend – that of an emotional Theresa May as she announced her resignation date. It’s had quite an emotional response (!) and so I thought I’d share. I asked the question: when is it appropriate to show emotion as a leader? Read More >

Defiance, Vulnerability and Living with Anxiety: Top Tips from Stella Live

Last week I attending an amazing event run by Stella Magazine with some incredible speakers. First up was Davina McCall whose life has been a series of ups and downs lived out loud in front of the great British public since she burst onto the small screen 20 years ago. My favourite thing she said Read More >

Being A Male Leader Post #MeToo

By Steve Henderson, EMEA Business Development Director at Dentsu Aegis Network A couple of years ago, just after the gender pay gap reporting scheme was first announced, I was in the pub with a group of workmates. A female colleague said to me, ‘well, we can all see where this is going – look at Read More >

#BalanceforBetter – Aka Dealing With The Wobble Board

The theme of International Women’s Day (IWD) this year was ‘Balance for Better’ and as they put it: “The future is extremely exciting.” So much has happened just in the past year that has been a force for good –the #MeToo movement calling out inappropriate behaviour, the gender pay gap reporting, the sheer number of Read More >

Goodbye to the Perfect Personal Brand

Do you care what people think, really? I dare say that most of us do to some extent, but problems arise when other peoples’ potential opinions about us negatively impact our self-esteem and actions. This can be as basic as not wearing a brightly coloured dress or shirt for fear of attracting the wrong kind Read More >

How to deal with passive aggressive behaviour

Is there someone in your workplace who frequently makes you seethe without raising their voice or even doing that much? Passively aggressive behaviour can be infuriating, but also difficult to spot, which makes it even harder to call out. Unlike blatant aggression which would warrant an official complaint, it can be as subtle as an Read More >

Gender, Inequality and Power: from awareness to action

Gender equality is – thankfully – being spoken about more and more in all sectors.  It seems that, finally, organisations are realising that there are not enough women at the top table and that something needs to be done about it. Of course, many individuals and organisations are hugely behind, whether because it suits those Read More >

Criticism And How To Deal With It

In our professional and personal lives, we all experience knockbacks and criticism from time to time – sometimes we haven’t prepared as well for a presentation or meeting as we should have, or we didn’t land our point in the right way. Maybe it was something we said or did that needed calling out. It Read More >

Want To Be A Better Speaker?

I’ve just spent the weekend at the Professional Speaking Association’s annual convention. It was a joy to be on the other side of the stage for once and an excellent opportunity to learn some gold dust tips from some of the world’s best. Here are some of my favourites for anyone who wants to raise Read More >

Leading with Gravitas: unlock the six keys to impact and influence

Have you noticed that there are some people who capture the attention of everyone in a room, through their magnetism and energy? People who ignite ideas, inspire action and command respect, while appearing calm and in control of their surroundings? It’s likely they’ve learnt the secret of gravitas: the elusive leadership ingredient that everyone wants, Read More >

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