Lindsay Pattison
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As UK CEO, Lindsay Pattison transformed the WPP-owned UK media agency Maxus, growing revenue, staff base and profit sevenfold in just over four years. Lindsay then expanded this drive across the rest of the Maxus network as global Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), looking after planning, effectiveness, product development and new business. In October 2014 Lindsay continued her growth within GroupM and was appointed CEO of Maxus Worldwide.

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What Is the Future of News Media?

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 4:37 AM

We are all well aware that the way we source information has been shifting for some time now. One need look no further than the staggering success of the Huffington Post as a sign of the increasing prominence and credibility of news and opinion sourced directly from experts and citizens....

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Be Interested, and Interesting for Networking Success

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 4:53 AM

It's not what you know, but who you know, as the saying goes. While I lean towards a healthy combination of the two - determination and a healthy love of hard work being crucial for growing both your personal and business 'brands' - there's no doubt that getting yourself out...

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Stepping Up: When Fear Becomes Your Greatest Ally

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 10:34 AM

We've all been there. Maybe you were about to take to the stage for that audition, board that flight, dive from the highest board. Your palms (and pits!) sweat, your heart pounds in your chest, you want to run, hide...anything but this. For me, stepping up from a managing partner...

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Why I Won't Be 'Leaning Back'

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:15 AM

The boardroom can be an intimidating environment, especially when you're new to it. Old school boards can be either full of 'yes' men and cigar smoke with a controlling chair, or a noisy room full of jousting and bravado. Neither is ideal. Global agency network boards are steadfastly male dominated,...

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What Are the Rules of Digital Etiquette?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 8:47 AM

The former chief executive of The AA, an incredibly successful and insightful man, once said that there was no decision that couldn't wait until the morning. He was renowned for insisting that all phones and BlackBerries were turned off in every meeting and especially in the evening if in company...

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Gender Bias in the Workplace: The Invisible Line

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM

"You are too black and white. You got close to crossing the line. You can seem a little, err, aggressive. You're great at this but could you soften?"

As I have what I hope is a pretty good degree of self awareness I am generally not surprised by feedback. It's...

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Leadership and Friendship: How Best to Tread a Tricky Line

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 5:17 AM

They say it's lonely at the top, and while I wouldn't necessarily agree with this (true 'alone' time is something of a rare pleasure these days), working relationships certainly become a more complicated issue the more senior you become. Add being a female leader to the mix, and the line...

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What Does 'Beauty' Mean to Me?

(7) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 7:29 AM

As a self-confessed beauty product junkie, I'm more than a little excited to be working on a big health and beauty client right now. And as I research the sector, I can't help but take a more analytical stance on the power that beauty and cosmetics brands wield and wonder...

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How We Combat Workplace Stress and Promote a Culture of Well-being

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 12:09 PM

One of the many 'perks' of hitting your forties in the UK is the ritual of the annual health check. One of the more revealing tests within this physical determines whether your body is more comfortable when relaxed or in 'fight' mode. I wasn't surprised to learn that my body...

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Goodbye Work-Life Balance: Let's Embrace Work-Life Integration

(13) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM

It amazes me that a question I still get asked a lot is whether it's possible to 'have it all'. Truth is, I find this an incredibly difficult question to answer. Just what exactly is that 'all' that people are referring to... that they are clearly so keen to 'have'....

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Tapping Into the Millennial Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 1:05 PM

A quick glance around the office tends to make me feel older than I am. Or that it's time for botox. That's because at Maxus, over 70% of our team are from the so-called Millennial generation. In fact, a whopping 70% our global workforce is now aged under 33.

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Five Things I've Learned From Successful Women in Business

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 8:05 AM

Sometimes you hear something that resonates so deeply it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. These moments are rare, but I experienced one while attending Google Zeitgeist 2013. As always, Google had gathered luminaries from the worlds of technology, the arts, media, charity, business...

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Why Is Competitiveness Seen as a Negative Force?

(19) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM

"I'm not competitive", "It's not about winning", "I'm not going to play that game". I hear this sort of thing far too often, especially from women, and it gets me wondering... why does competitiveness get such a bad rap?

For me, competitiveness is about doing your absolute personal best to...

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Working Mums: An Asset to Our Business

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Over the course of my career, I've had the pleasure of hiring, working alongside, learning from and mentoring an amazing group of people: working mothers.

This tenacious group not only attack their careers with gusto, but then head home to raise and take moral responsibility for the future generation. I...

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Why I Dress to Impress Myself at Work

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:59 AM

I like to think that we've come a long way since the days of Miss World being a cultural highlight of the year. And in many ways, we have. For starters, the politically (and in every other way) incorrect pageant is now webcast-only in its native Britain since it stopped...

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From the Proms to the Boardroom: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 7:00 PM

I was heartened to hear news of Marin Alsop becoming the first ever female conductor of The Last Night of the Proms. I confess, I'm no classical music aficionado and I don't know much about Alsop's path to this accolade, but I appreciate the focus and single-mindedness required to achieve...

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