Helping Modern Slavery Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

At the bottom of this website’s home page is our Modern Slavery statement. The article shared here gives information about why this is important and why we should all be aware of what goes on around us. Please be vigilant. Remember that the road to ruin starts with one good person turning a blind eye.

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Leaders, Hormones and Encouraging Good Working Practices

A previous article on this site commented on the action of Dopamine in reference to “The Correlation of Rate of Time Passing and Age”. For those wishing to know more about Dopamine and its action, try this article at “The Babbleout” website.

To further consider the interaction of hormones with how we go about things in the working environment, a great video can be found here by Simon Sinek. It is entitled “Why Leaders Eat Last”.

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The Correlation of Rate of Time Passing and Age

It has become increasingly clear that as one ages, the passage of time speeds up. This is a universal ‘law’. Based on personal experience, a geometric relationship exists, with a common ratio of about 2 for working purposes!

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The article below, by Christian Yates, lecturer in Mathematical Biology from the University of Bath discusses the observation, coming to conclusions that rest far more on a combination of psychology and hormones.

I remain to be convinced. The ageing effect in the universe is a much more subtle and insidious factor than the disrupting effect of a black hole!

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A 07 in Visible Light XRay and Radio Waves

Photo credit: (Top) NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (Bottom) X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al; Radio: NSF/VLA/Univ. Hertfordshire/M. Hardcastle; Optical: ESO/WFI/M.Rejkuba et al.)

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Handling The Crisis: An Interim Approach

flooding an people escaping

In handling any crisis or large, transformational change in a short period of time, a leader needs to be able to insert a new level of resilience into the organisation.

Interim executives who operate in this niche have the reserves of expertise to call on that can be engaged effectively to achieve a successful outcome.

Cool, calm, collected. A trite phrase but like many of its kind – borne out in practice.

A summarised approach is offered below, based on practical experience and academic research, not least at Harvard Business School

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UK Bribery Act 2010: 5 years on

fifa corruption commentIn 2010, the Act was made law. In March 2011, guidance was issued on what constituted ‘adequate procedures’ to show that an organisation was taking the legislation seriously. This was reinforced by a joint issuing of further guidance from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP have a very good blog here that summarises this as part of a series of entries looking at what has been learnt over the last 5 years.

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