The Serendis Blog

One woman's uplifting story of returning to her career after a break

6 August, 2017

One woman’s uplifting story of returning to her career after a break

Our guest post is by Michelle Warnock, a participant on the Serendis Career Returners Program. She writes a candid account of returning to her career after a break to raise her four children… Ten years ago I was a woman with a thriving career.  I…

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The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

28 July, 2017

The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

Much has been written about the merits of mentoring. From personal experience, having facilitated cross-sector and internal mentoring programs for several years, I have observed how structured mentoring operates as a powerful lever to accompany individual, organisational and sector change. Serendis’…

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Creating pathways back to work changes the game

6 June, 2017

Creating pathways back to work changes the game

Many professionals at some point during their lifetime will take a career break be it for parenthood, family care or other reasons. Sadly, research tells us those who take a career break (both men and women, but predominantly women) face…

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A new era in the pursuit of leadership development

9 May, 2017

A new era in the pursuit of leadership development

“Psychological agility will be the most critical attribute to succeed in a world of unprecedented volatility, uncertainty and change.” Maud Lindley, Founding Director of Serendis Despite the media attention and often pessimistic prognosis on the leadership gender balance issue, I…

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Your leadership potential

3 May, 2017

Your leadership potential

How do you demonstrate your leadership potential? Does your outlook take into account long-term perspectives that may influence the current direction of your business, your industry, your clients, products or services? How do you develop insights into the macroeconomic, organisational, digital…

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Are we facing diversity fatigue?

1 May, 2017

Are we facing diversity fatigue?

The lack of gender diversity at the top levels of our corporate world is a complex issue which is often misunderstood. Leadership gender imbalance is affected by a range of societal, personal and cultural factors and when we attempt to…

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Mentoring or Sponsorship?

27 April, 2017

Mentoring or Sponsorship?

 Is one approach better than the other to enhance gender diversity? In spite of the prolific literature produced around this topic, the lack of gender diversity at the top levels of our corporate world is a very complex, multifaceted issue…

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From Management to Leadership- Understanding the Journey

23 January, 2017

From Management to Leadership- Understanding the Journey

The terms manager and leader are often interchangeable yet are they truly synonymous? In my opinion, they are not and the distinctions between these two disciplines are crucial to understanding how to advance your career towards leadership positions. You become…

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