Tag Archives: Appreciative Inquiry

Work life balance? No thanks.

18 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Next week marks the fifth ‘National Work Life Week’ in the UK. Jessica Chivers shares her opinion about that oft’ heard phrase ‘work life balance.’ Through my work I have the privilege of hearing other women’s aspirations, concerns and insights into the minutiae of what it takes to be at their best. One thing that comes up time and again is boundaries. Not the leylandii/neighbour dispute type, but the demarcations we use to ensure we spread our energy around a … Read More


Female Partners at the Big Four

8 October 2012 | Leave a comment

Just as I find it odd John Humphreys talking with detachment on the Today programme about BBC misdemeanours – as though this ‘BBC’ is something distant and not his employer – I find myself wondering whether professional consulting firms like KPMG have forgotten what is happening in their own organisation when they publish insight papers such as Female CFOs in Singapore (how Singapore seems to be doing better than other countries in promoting women to senior roles). Last week The Times (October 2nd 2012) … Read More