Closing the office as a gift for staff

Minimising the people who need to turn up ensures a good break


Following Zuckerberg on paternity leave

Advice is to not be deterred by stereotypes and be courageous

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How banning tech can boost focus

Leave your smartphones and laptops outside the meeting room

Image of smart business people looking at their leader while he explaining something on whiteboard during seminar Note to inspector: the image is pre-Sept 1 2009

Quick-thinking can recover a pitch

Take cues from your audience to turn things around

Strategies for staff facing a merger

First, stop relying on your boss for reassurance

Preparation is key for non-executives

Careful planning and apps help to manage workload


How aspiring leaders can show their merit

Burnish credentials by demonstrating ability, not charisma

Pick yourself up when moved down

A demotion is painful but it pays to plan your response

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Back from maternity leave

Flexibility and frankness help new mothers and their managers

The upside of work-life imbalance

Strict compartmentalisation can be counter-productive

Avoid the pitfalls of a company ‘lifer’

Stay away from routine and keep fresh

The introvert and extrovert dream team

Advice for making opposites attract

Women must take risks to rise to the top

Calculated moves are key, advise two senior female executives

Ride the back-to-work momentum

Bring back the benefits of a holiday and put them to use at work

Try Sweden’s ‘lagom’ philosophy at work

Teamwork and work-life balance are part of the Swedish mindset

Tactics executives use to fight racism

Tackle racial bias in the workplace head-on

Trade in the beach for an adventure

The thrill of the sea or mountains provides an enriching challenge

Lessons from the kitchen for executives

Chefs have much to teach about communication

Sociable staff spark better ideas

Being around others forges new connections

Outsource tasks to virtual assistants

Hiring remote workers is a cheap and a flexible option