Who needs balance when you can embrace extremes?

With Annemie Ress

Debates around how people can best balance their professional and personal needs - the elusive work/life balance - have been running for decades. Despite innovative forms of industry, new technologies allowing work to be done from almost anywhere and more ‘family friendly’ policies, we seem to be no nearer achieving it. The search for balance extends way beyond simply spending the right amount of time at wo

Date Posted: February, 21 2017

Do you remember the first time?

With Annemie Ress

My how the time flies! Just three short years ago we were preparing for our very first PurpleBeach experience in London, a two-day crucible of connection and experimentation designed to provide leaders with opportunities to reflect with a range of diverse thinkers and stimulate “aha moments” of inspiration. Since those early days we’ve provided thousands of people with the opportunity to gain new pers

Date Posted: March, 17 2016

Are you brave enough to change the world?

With Annemie Ress

By Annemie Ress. How brave do you feel right now? Brave enough to take on the world, the baying mob, mainstream public opinion, the establishment, the law, the church and thousands of years of prejudice? How about brave enough to learn from those that did? 50 years ago homosexuality was illegal in the UK, 30 years ago national newspapers unashamedly labelled a

Date Posted: March, 1 2016

PurpleBeach creates new leadership and innovation services

With Annemie Ress

Since PurpleBeach was founded we have sought to provide business leaders and HR professionals with new experiences and opportunities that generate aha moments of inspiration and help them to grow. This unique approach has helped hundreds of leaders prepare themselves personally and professionally for the future, created game-changing innovations and enabled businesses to embrace new digital opportunities. To advance th

Date Posted: November, 2 2015

Flatter firms look to networks for more innovative future

With Annemie Ress

Throughout the summer of 2015 PurpleBeach has been gathering insight and opinion into the changing nature of business. In particular, we wanted to understand how leadership, management and innovation have changed since the financial crisis landed with a bang at the end of the last decade. Discussions started in July over breakfast in London with business leaders from a range of sectors, including financial services, media, tec

Date Posted: September, 21 2015

Help us understand the new nature of leadership

With Annemie Ress

Throughout the summer of 2015 PurpleBeach is gathering insight and opinion around the changing nature of leadership, management and innovation in business. We want to understand better how businesses have changed and adapted since the financial crisis, and whether approaches to leadership and innovation are keeping pace. We are seeking insight from leaders around the world. Please take a couple of minutes to complete our short

Date Posted: August, 20 2015

HR left for dead amongst business chaos

With Annemie Ress

The world in which we work has experienced rapid change on a massive scale. Emerging from the financial crisis and exposed to new forms of competition, businesses now operate in the most volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous trading environment in living memory. Most firms face what must feel like an endless battle for survival. Chaos, complexity and uncertainty have had a profound psychological and behavioural impact and approach

Date Posted: April, 15 2015

What is the value of Diversity?

With Annemie Ress

We’ve talked previously about how leaders should seek new and alternative points of view to cope with the chaos and complexity that is now the norm in business. By engaging different people in conversation we become better prepared to find new ways to add value for customers and investors, to better motivate our people and to cope with the significant personal pressures faced in today&r

Date Posted: March, 25 2015

Keep calm & converse @thepurplebeach ‘15

With Annemie Ress

Find new points of view to cope with chaos and complexity Chaos and complexity is now the norm in business today. Globalisation, new economic powerhouses and the pace of technological change have created significant new challenges and opportunities. While companies like Apple and Amazon have been able to achieve extraordinary successes despite this turbulence and societal change, most businesses are engulfed by

Date Posted: March, 1 2015

In Conversation with Todd Eden from LeadNow! for Purple Beach

With Annemie Ress

I have known Todd for some time and the opportunity to talk to him about LeadNow! was too good to turn down.  Todd is passionate about developing today’s young adults into tomorrows positive leaders….. I just love it! Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you get involved in leadership development? I’ve spent almost 15 years in the corporate world - first within Aerospace and then FMCG,

Date Posted: June, 1 2014

Ecosystems, extremes & elasticity

With Annemie Ress

I am delighted that Haydn Shaughnessy, innovation expert and author, is to lead a discussion on decision making at PurpleBeach 2014. Haydn co-wrote one of my favourite books, The Elastic Enterprise: The New Manifesto for Business Revolution, which looks at how companies like Apple and Amazon have been able to achieve extraordinary successes despite signific

Date Posted: March, 25 2014

Learning from extremes

With Annemie Ress

Over recent decades the world in which we work has experienced rapid change on a massive scale. Globalisation, the emergence of new economic powerhouses and unprecedented technological developments have created what have come to be known as ‘VUCA’ trading environments. Indeed, our increasin

Date Posted: February, 7 2014

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