[Book Review] Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

It’s hardly surprising that Matthew Syed is fascinated by the concept of marginal gains and the secrets of high performance. Not just a journalist, commentator, author, broadcaster (and breathe …), he is a double Olympian, having represented Great Britain in Barcelona and Sydney as one of the world’s top table tennis players. Continue reading [Book Review] Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View

If we want to create a world where everyone has equal opportunities to fulfil their potential, regardless of their gender – or indeed any other of the protected characteristics such as race or sexual orientation – then we must begin this process in our workplaces. Our goal has to be to build our businesses in a way that ascribes equal value to masculine and feminine traits, where diversity is the default and not the exception. Continue reading Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View

The Introverted Leader: Is the Workplace Still Biased Towards Extroversion?

As much as we tend to be drawn towards putting ourselves and others in little boxes when it comes to personality types and preferences, our introvert/extrovert tendencies are not always so black and white. Not only do we draw energy from different sources on different days, but we can find our preferences changing as we journey through life. Continue reading The Introverted Leader: Is the Workplace Still Biased Towards Extroversion?