It always amuses me to see the look of bewilderment when people hear that I love working in the Middle East, and even more surprised when they find out I had a successful practice in the region. This surprise is for the simple reason that I’m a woman. I understand how...
Wells, Wishes and the Way
This reflective talk is a synthesis of Deborah’s thinking and perspective on money, business, talent and humanity. How business can be a force for good and how we can all play our part to create a planet in which everyone not only survives but thrives.
Ideas are great but it's action that turns them into reality. So do you know what you're really creating? Do you know for what purpose? Or are you in danger of getting there at a cost you hadn't envisaged? Here are some tips to help you achieve what you truly want -...read more
In order for a company to thrive, it needs to ensure the wellbeing and level of satisfaction with its stakeholders – investors, employees, suppliers and customers. Recent times have seen how bad conduct results in negative publicity, poor company image and a drop in...read more
Do we treat people like a one-night stand or do we show the level of commitment we would to someone we want to marry? And once we marry, do we work at keeping the relationship alive, or do we take each other for granted? I can’t think of many people who don’t want to...read more
While internal boardroom politics are the bane of many an executive’s existence, getting your board members working in the same direction can be a vital step towards a successful CEO tenure. Corporate governance has brought with it greater scrutiny of the board, its...read more
Within every person lie moments of significance, experiences that shape us, change our perspective, carve our character and drive us to a deeper part of ourselves. A few years ago I had one of those moments. It took the form of a terrible shock – the sudden death of...read more
I love studying, working with and sharing stories about the next generation for it is a subject that encompasses defining wealth, the impact of our actions and indeed our purpose. In a nutshell it incorporates the purpose of our wealth…the purpose of our lives…and how...read more
If you speak to a young person about their job search, many will say they have applied to a number of companies through their online web portal but have never heard anything. And those that get rejected are disheartened because they never got to speak to a human...read more
Any youngster facing the myriad of career choices and plethora of advice may be forgiven for being overwhelmed at how to go about finding a job. Whilst there are emerging trends that the younger generation don’t want just any job (wanting to make a difference, to work...read more
It is not in calm seas that our character and integrity are tested but in times of crisis. It is at these times that mistakes are likely to happen. When people think of ethics and social responsibility in the corporate context, they perceive it as a simple matter of...read more