Search Results for: Alastair Paton

WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT GENDER DIVERSITY LEADS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS – HOW CAN WE SPEED UP PROGRESS?

Ann Billson Ross’ LinkedIn post telling us that Taylor Wimpey was named as a ‘Best Practice Leader’ in the European Women on Boards Gender Equality Index Report prompted me to watch the EWOB (European Women On Boards) Gender Diversity Awards YouTube webinar.  Thank you Ann! I was keen to understand the work that companies have been doing to work towards greater gender equality.    The EWOB (European Women on Boards) have set a target to reach 40% women in the…

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Conversations about Wonder Women : The best modern leaders aren’t hard or soft but authentic and human

Finding the right leaders is a key challenge for any business.  As part of our on-going exploration of Wonder Women in marketing we spoke to Alastair Paton, Managing Partner, Europe at the global executive search firm August Leadership. Katy and I asked him about what characteristics are needed in a good leader nowadays, and how well the current search process addresses the challenge of finding more diverse candidates. His thought-provoking comments and challenges suggest how things need to evolve to…

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