Leaders & Mentors: Preparing the Youth

Published: 31st October

Lilian Baylis School in Lambeth was the archetypal struggling and much forgotten inner city comprehensive school. Historically at the bottom of the pile and once even referred to as “England’s worst-performing school” by The Guardian, it was failing by any measure you may apply. So much so, that Ofsted had placed it under ‘Special Measures’. Gary Phillips arrived as the new Head in 2000, the 6th in 5 years, and...

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National Mentoring Day

Published: 28th October

There was a time in their lives when even the best leaders didn’t quite believe in themselves. From Mandela to Gandhi to Angela Merkel to Queen Elizabeth to Pope Francis, they all have had someone who gave them their time, encouraged them and looked out for them – Mentors. Mentors trade in confidence – they are able to give you their confidence and pass on their confidence in you. And as we all have learned, without confidenc...

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"She is the favourite Aunt of my children..." René Carayol shares a very personal story on Mental Health Awareness Week

Published: 16th May

We all are aware of someone somewhere who is struggling with mental health issues. It can sometimes be a loved one or a complete stranger but they all need support, care and professional counselling. Far too many are lonely and isolated. No matter how troubled they have become they are still someone's relative or former colleague. They will all still have a purpose and a reason for living - and we can all help by just taking a moment ...

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Singing Happy Birthday to the Queen...

Published: 22nd April

From Inspired Leaders Network to Her Royal Highness... A good friend and a regular guest at Inspired Leaders Events, Frank Hogan of the Royal Mail, had the honour to open up the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations.   On the eve of her birthday, Queen Elizabeth II visited a Royal Mail delivery office near her Berkshire castle on Wednesday, which coincidentally, also marked the 500 year Anniversary of the postal service. Frank Ho...

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