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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.


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The Big Questions….Employment Rights

Wouldn’t it be good if employment rights were simple:  fair and reasonable treatment for people who apply for work and also people at work? No special rules for different groups, no need to remember or guess who’s protected and who isn’t, no service requirements, no complex rules to decide employment status – just straightforward rights […]

Succession planning

Just two years after opening its doors for the first time, the Supreme Court is on the hunt for a new president. The incumbent, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, this week announced his retirement. He won’t actually step down until the end of the current legal year in September 2012, but the recruitment process for […]

Martineau’s Belgian manoeuvres

Belgium is already small and densely populated and, frankly, law firms are doing little to alleviate the situation. More than a little selfish of them, we think. But then, you can’t stand in the way of progress. Birmingham-headquartered Martineau is just the latest in a list of firms to take the short ferry ride over […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

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