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.
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.
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.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life…
4th August 2015
David Leen discusses the merits of moving business outside of London, but highlights the need for improved infrastructure to support this.
Graduate recruitment: Building your organisation from the bottom up
10th June 2015
Grovelands co-founder and director David Leen shares his advice on graduate recruitment, and how to best prepare and motivate a team of graduates.
Building a Great Team
19th May 2015
It is often said that it’s the people you work with who make or break a role, and nothing beats the feeling of working with a really great team. But how do you build the perfect team?
How to boost your employability before graduation
6th May 2015
University should be an exciting time in life and be enjoyed to the fullest. Graduation can seem a long way away, but it’s never too early to think about the future and build that foundation that will enable you to land that dream job you have in mind.