Archive for December 2019

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

The following is an extract from gunnercooke Co-Founder, Darryl Cooke’s book ‘To Innovate Or Not To Innovate’. We live in a fast-changing and innovative world where it has been said that two-thirds of the companies that will make up the S&P stock market index in a decades time have yet to be created. We live […]

Is Trust Important?

It is important as a leader to build up trust. Trust binds people together. There is a story told by Damian Hughes in his book ‘The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset’ about a former British Lions head coach, Ian McGeechan, when working with one of his teams. McGeechan knew that a strong team was not just about […]

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born

All great achievers make what they do look simple, whether they are great sportsmen or great orators. Leadership is no different. The more you read the more you practice the simpler and easier it will become. Leadership that just becomes part of you – a better you. A more authentic you. It will be seen just as […]

Introducing gunnercooke’s Inspiring Leadership programme

Our charitable foundation is all about connecting the profit world with the not for profit world. Only companies in the future will survive that have a socio-economic and moral purpose. Businesses and leaders are and will become more accountable. We wish to engage with business leaders and to be part of and energise the debate […]

CEO of Operation Eyesight, Ali Bandali on Inspiring Leadership

On a recent trip to UK, I was invited to speak to an audience as part of a series called Inspiring Leadership, initiated by a law firm called gunnercooke LLP. I was excited to participate as it’s a great opportunity to talk about the culture and future direction of Operation Eyesight. I highly commend gunnercooke […]

Partner Rebecca Ireland features in People Management magazine on the use of Whatsapp in the workplace

Rebecca Ireland, Employment Partner, comments on a news story in People Management about a racial harassment case and the use of Whatsapp in the workplace. You can read the full feature HERE.

Should employers offer hangover days? Angela Brumpton comments

The BBC interviewed the director of a company that offers staff ‘hangover days’, where staff can work from home after a big midweek drinking session.  What are the rights and wrongs of such a policy?  gunnercooke Employment Partner, Angela Brumpton, comments in today’s People Management.

Is the regulatory reference the new passport to working in finance?

A recent employment case led by gunnercooke partners Jonathan Golden and Carol L’Heveder working respectively on employment and regulatory issues has highlighted the real challenges faced by senior financial executives when leaving their firm and looking for a new role. Using their combined experience in this sector, they forced a resolution of an unresolved disciplinary […]

Employers beware: your company may be liable for the actions of its employees at this year’s Christmas party

Employers beware: your company may be liable for the actions of its employees at this year’s Christmas party To what extent is a company vicariously liable for the actions of its employees? With Christmas party season upon us, where behaviour of employees can be an area for concern, a recent decision by the Court of […]