At Elevate Talent, we dedicate part of our training to “winning at difficult conversations”, because we know that having the courage to face up to them can help you to build resilience, make good choices, and help you and your team achieve goals to the...

One of the most effective ways you can revolutionise your business is to employ more women and tap into their superpowers of empathy and flexibility. Data from the Pew Research Center in America showed that 59 per cent of adults said that they find female business...

If a female grows up believing that she is inferior to her male counterparts, how will she ever find the confidence to go for promotion? If a boy grows up believing that his perceived superiority is factually correct, where is the will to change it?...

In Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, Malvolio famously said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em”, and when it comes to leadership in the modern world, that statement is just as true! Even if you don’t yet have a...

Can you remember the last time you felt truly listened to? Can you remember an occasion where you felt dismissed by the person you were talking to, or felt that they were only “half listening”? The quality of your listening impacts the quality of your conversations...

When you stop to consider that every single thing you say and do has the potential to significantly impact your career, you realise how much power you have as an individual! As human beings, we love to know when we’re creating a positive impact but it’s...

If you continue through your career without exploring your own unconscious bias, you will likely limit opportunities or cause offence. If you want to be the best version of yourself (and maximise your career opportunities), you need to be able to assess if what you...

There is a theory, The Peter Principle, that states that people tend to be promoted to a role based on their competency in previous roles. However, they are likely to rise to a level at which they are no longer competent because their skill set...

Once women have decided where they want to take their careers, there’s often a real enthusiasm and drive to take immediate action. However, without strategic planning, there’s a risk that you’ll hem yourself into a role you don’t want or can’t progress from, or that you’ll...