There are two things we should give our children:
one is roots, the other is wings
OK, so what’s that got to do with business? We are currently commemorating the centennial years of the suffragette movement, yet board level appointments for women are still lacking, so I consider myself lucky enough in my career to have worked with two female CEOs — Julie Baddeley and Rosemary Mc Conkey. Both grew their businesses to make them an irresistible acquisition and yet maintained a committed workforce. But, male or female, ‘boss’ or not, it doesn’t matter – a business is a family, one that you will spend more time with than your home family. Think about those you work with; give them the respect you give your mother, and the encouragement and nurture a mother gives a child.
What’s this got to do with me?
I have always thought that companies are like families, and I believe that the ones that do best have great two-way communication. They look out for and after their people; they look forward, and that makes them look and feel good. They keep people informed and they encourage dialogue. How about an occasional e-zine to boost your internal or external communication (I can help you with setting that up!)?
Please get in touch if you would like me to help you look good to your colleagues or customers!
Not just Mother’s Day: WOW – Women of the World Festival
WOW festivals happen all over the world, from New York to Sydney, London to Egypt – 15 festivals on five continents, involving a total of over a million people. WOW celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. WOW was founded in 2011 on the centenary of International Women’s Day by Jude Kelly (Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, London). The festivals discuss the burning question: when everyone is insisting on gender equality – why is is it taking so long to achieve?