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Honing Your Elevator Pitch

The ‘Elevator Pitch’

Definition: An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.

The elevator pitch has been around almost as long as, well, elevators, but remains a necessary step in the armoury of any executive looking for their...

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Top Tips on Becoming a Non-Executive Director

Some invaluable advice from Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime  Commissioners, a non-executive director of the Insolvency Service, a trustee of the Money Advice Trust (which runs National Debtline and Business Debtline) and a member of BBC Charity Advisory Committee.

Applying for your first non-executive role can be a minefield and it’s so easy to become discouraged. I know so many...

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Accelerating Female Talent Development

The recent release of disappointing data by Cranfield and the Davies Committee has put the spotlight firmly back on how to accelerate the progression of women. While we hope that the slowing of momentum in female board appointments is very much a blip, the figures have galvanised us into redoubling our efforts across all organisational levels, restating the business case for gender diversity and focusing on real cultural change.

There have...

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