How many women does it take to change a lightbulb?
16th February 2016
Despite evidence suggesting that teams are more engaged and productive under female leadership, less than 5% of the world’s biggest 500 firms have female CEOs. David Leen discusses what Grovelands is doing to create a more diverse workforce.
Re-born OR Re-heated?
25th January 2016
David Leen looks at the success of recent revamps, such as the Fiat 500 and Mini, and discusses what the next major reboot could be.
Is there such a thing as a Frank Sinatra Comeback Complex?
6th January 2016
David Leen takes a look at the best business comebacks, and discusses what it takes for brands to redeem themselves following public disgrace.
Waiting for the ‘Uber moment’ in Financial Services
9th December 2015
With the advent of Apple Pay, digital-only banks, and PayPal loans, it’s a fascinating and progressive time for Financial Services. However, there’s yet to be that “uber-moment”, explains David Leen.
Advice for a Younger Me
18th November 2015
Grovelands’ co-founder, Mark Davies, reflects on what advice he would give to his younger self based on his experiences of the workplace.
Why working for us beats the big employers
5th November 2015
Some may think that working for a small company means a lack of progression, a limited benefits package and rubbish employee policies. Grovelands is quite the opposite, with our benefits package and career progression plan being one of the best in the area.
You say To-Mar-To, I say To-May-To: How to speak English and baffle your customers
26th October 2015
Last week it was reported that pre-filled opt-in website boxes are being banned in Insurance; a great move. David Leen discusses the way in which customers are being baffled by small print and opt-in boxes.
The Skills to Succeed in Business
21st October 2015
When it comes to succeeding in business, you don’t necessarily need to be as multifaceted as a swiss army knife. Mark Davies what he thinks are the top five traits needed to succeed in business.
How to retain not just your best staff
30th September 2015
David Leen discusses how some staff retention strategies kick in at the 11th hour, following the hint of losing a talented member of staff. However, the best retention strategies are those that are woven into the fabric of how you operate as a firm.
Want to get ahead in business? Change your accent
24th September 2015
A recent article has suggested that by changing your accent in meetings, you’ll increase your chance of success. David Leen discusses.
Saying Yes Can Help Your Career
2nd September 2015
There is a plethora of career planning tools and advice available online. These can be very helpful when considering your next career move, but sometimes simply being brave enough to try something new can open up the best opportunities.
Who to trust?
1st September 2015
David Leen discusses the advances in phishing techniques, and how it’s becoming increasingly difficult to decipher between what’s genuine and what’s spam.