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Kenny Blair describes himself as a “failed university student turned entrepreneur.” He’s the Managing Director of Buzzworks, a Scottish hospitality business with almost 500 staff and £16.2 million rev...

Who holidays better, US or UK business leaders?

When it comes to the subject of leadership, you’ll find a spectrum of opinions on pretty much every aspect. Apart from one: taking a break. It’s an unequivocal fact - like the effects of doing exercis...

Take a break - and grow your company

What do you do if your business is rapidly growing and work is unrelenting? It’s easy, right? You focus more, you burn the candle at both ends, you work harder and longer. Instinctively and logically,...

Workplace wellbeing initiatives that really work

What are you doing to improve your employees’ health and wellbeing? Painting the walls pink, clearing out the cupboard under the stairs and calling it a ‘contemplation room’, letting your team bring t...

Bring yourself to work day: Why you shouldn't separate personal life ...

Work is work and home is home. Or so we’re told. From school onwards, we’re taught it’s ‘business, nothing personal.’ To keep things professional and never take your personal life to the office. These...

5 workplace wellbeing initiatives to think about in 2019

Is workplace wellbeing on your agenda for 2019? It should be. Research by consultancy Shine Workplace Wellbeing reveals that, given the choice, 74% of respondents would rather an employer allocated £1...

What to do if one of your senior leaders suffers a mental health issue

With 26 years’ experience as a Royal Navy fighter pilot and surveillance pilot for the security services and UK Special Forces, Vistage speaker, Matthew Whitfield, is no stranger to elite leadership. ...

5 tips for helping you come back refreshed from your summer holidays

We all love holidays; time to be with family and friends, to pursue hobbies and interests or to just relax and do nothing. We imagine ourselves returning to work from a break bursting with fresh energ...

We need to stop talking about work/life balance and start talking ...

How’s your work/life balance looking? Although many of us strive to achieve it, improve it, or find it - what does balancing work and life actually mean? Not as much as we think. On closer inspection,...

10 tips for a digital detox this Christmas

How much of your time do you really spend glued to a phone, laptop, tablet or television? Research shows that UK adults now spend nearly half their waking year looking at a screen. Researchers are pou...