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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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Birmingham quartet sets up first pro bono clinic

Four of Birmingham’s top commercial law firms have joined forces to launch the city’s first pro bono clinic. The collaboration between DLA Piper, Eversheds, Hammonds and Wragge & Co, which was two years in the making, was announced last Thursday (15 November) to coincide with Pro Bono Week. Free legal services will be available to […]

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