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Erika Lucas

Writer and Communications Consultant

Erika Lucas is a writer and communications consultant with a special interest in HR, leadership, management and personal development. Her career has spanned journalism and PR, with previous roles in regional press, BBC Radio, PR consultancy, charities and business schools.

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Why HR needs to focus on middle managers

Research from CIPD has highlighted the plight of the ‘squeezed’ middle manager. The UK Working Lives Report 2018 paints a picture of a cadre of managers who are often under extreme stress, juggling conflicting priorities and bearing the brunt of […]

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Why mindfulness matters at work

How much down-time did you manage over the long Easter weekend? Did you chill out, spend time with friends and family, watch a film, read a good book? Or were you catching up with emails, reading reports, scrolling through spreadsheets […]

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Why HR needs to have vision

An uncertain economic climate, advances in technology and far-reaching market disruptions are putting organisations under more pressure than ever before. Senior management are increasingly looking to HR to help the business meet these challenges through innovative people processes that get […]

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Is it time for a resolution revolution?

Dealing with conflict is part and parcel of everyday working life for HR professionals. Managers fall out irretrievably with one of their direct reports. Personality clashes between colleagues get out of hand, to the point where the warring factions are […]

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