mwah. Big Thinking

Our Big Thinking is a combination of research, original ideas and great stuff we've found around the world.

I’m always fascinated by so many leaders thinking they’re truly talented at managing talent when we all know that so many people leave a business because they’re not developing, and businesses are always looking outside because the internal talent isn’t ready. Ironically, it does remind me of the gender pay gap. Almost every leader I’ve […]

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I am deeply disturbed by the Harvey Weinstein saga that seems to deteriorate further every day. My reaction is not unique, but the reason I am so disturbed seems outside of the current narrative. I am furious about ‘the guy’ and his predatory and likely CRIMINAL actions. I am devastated about the cover ups – […]

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This is your chance! Its your turn! You have been working (really) hard in the year (and years) leading up to the promotion round. You feel like you’ve done great work, you have great relationships and are ready to take that next step. Your ducks are in the perfect row. Then, the unthinkable happens – […]

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Getting people together to talk is a great idea, so why does it go so wrong? Here are the big mistakes leaders make in All Staff Meetings (also known as Town Hall Meeting) and how to avoid them. How many times have we all heard the feedback – “There’s no communication. We don’t know what’s […]

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First Featured in AICD Magazine – Company Director. October 2017 Edition   Rhonda Brighton-Hall There is no greater impact on a business than people. No greater competitive advantage if you get it right. No greater disadvantage when you get it wrong When Boards think about what keeps them up at night, there are a few […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to make redundancy more human?  As people start to love working in a mwah. way, there are so many cases coming back to us, and we’re really enjoying sharing them with you. We see them as an antidote to cynicism. The issue of redundancy is another one we […]

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Grief is one of those things that everyone knows a little about – a stat, an article, a story – but no one can truly appreciate until it happens to them personally. Unfortunately, I know grief too well. We lost our gorgeous little nine year old son, Hugo, in 2009. It was devastating in a […]

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A few months back I was speaking to a client, a seriously experienced and successful leader, about the challenging culture of a retail food services team he supported. “Even though the team work in a small shop environment, they don’t really communicate or rally around each other. Sales targets are often missed. Customers have long […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to handle bullying in a human way? As people start to love working in a mwah. way, there are so many cases coming back to us, and we want to keep sharing them. We see them as an antidote for cynicism. There a few topics we get asked […]

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Interviews can be a nerve wracking experience. It doesn’t matter how many you do or how confident you are, interviews can leave even the most confident of us feeling a little off our usual rocking M.O. When it comes to nailing an interview, most of us are across the basics – preparation (knowing the job, […]

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