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No Time for Strategy?

Over the past few weeks I have facilitated eleven strategy days for senior leadership and executive teams who want to start doing things differently, the size of the teams and the companies has varied as have the sectors, but there have been some common themes running throughout each of the days.

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When Change Sucks

Many times I’ve written and spoken about change being the one constant in business nowadays.  It’s everywhere and we can’t escape it.  Be it new technology, new policies, a new government, new legislation, new premises, new offices, new customers, we are surrounded by...

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Disrupted Leadership?

What if we’ve got it all wrong?  What if in fact it’s not HR that needs to be disrupted, but leadership?
Over the last 18 years I have been asked to design and implement a number of HR initiatives and solutions.

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Mindset and Leadership

Leadership models talk more about compassion, authenticity, integrity, emotions, support nurturing talent etc. Twenty years ago when I started work, whilst these may have been things I would have loved to see from my leaders in the same way that I had in my favourite teachers, these traits were certainly not things we were talking about in the workplace.

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Mindset and Time Management

Now many of us have attended courses, read books or attended seminars on how to manage time, but we are in a bit of a vicious circle because most of the time we don’t create the time to put into practice what we have learnt. And the longer we leave it, the harder it is to make the changes we need to make.

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5 Neuroscience Discoveries To Help You Implement Change

What’s really worrying is when we hear HR people or leaders talking about change as being largely an issue of process and project governance, and believing there’s little they can do on the people side. As a people lead on two significant change programmes I have seen the people side all too often come last to systems and process when making decisions, luckily in many cases I have been able to influence these decisions.

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The New Age HRD

The New Age HRD Whether the result of internal or external pressures, there is no doubt that organisational redesign should be front of mind for organisations. In order to stay relevant, it is not surprising that necessary changes across systems, delivery models,...

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All sizzle and no sausage!

Whilst at a lunch meeting yesterday we got talking about the visual differences between employee benefit packages and how some of the greatest benefits for employees are being hidden within poorly designed platforms and email updates that don’t engage, whilst some of...

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Why HR Needs To Up Its Game!

We need to be thinking differently.  We need to be able to adapt to a world of agile working, flexible hours and outcomes not hours.  We need to focus on people not processes and we need to realise that we can be replaced. Yep, you heard me replaced.  More of that in...

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Jolly Good Sport

Jolly Good Sport   A great weekend for sport with a British win in the Grand Prix and of course the tennis and I doubt anyone would have missed the fact it was the Euro’s final yesterday, with a huge personal disappointment for Cristiano Ronaldo, but a great win...

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Enough with the labels

Our team are qualified and experienced in the use of a number of psychometric tests and as with everything these types of assessments have their place, but isn’t it time we stopped this?   There appears to be an increasing number of adverts being placed for jobs...

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Five Reasons to Invest in E-learning

Cost Effective Once you have put away the initial investment, each time the course is accessed your return on investment improves.  This is because you are dividing the fixed production costs by the number of users.  You also have savings through decreased travel,...

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Are you the reason?

For me and my clients, there has often been a similarity in who gets in the way of progress and it’s usually the person that stares back at us in the mirror.   When progress isn’t being made is it because you let yourself off the hook?   When you can’t move...

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Social Media – what are the rules?

I am on a number of different social media/social networking platforms, whatever takes your fancy, but still relatively new yet the rules seem to be getting out of control. Someone advised that I post my updates, blogs etc. through a central point, Hootsuite was...

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Personal Branding

The Art of “Self-Portraiture”   The study of humans and their behaviour is technically known as anthropological science and in its well versed chapters it states that within “Law One of Engagement” one human will have made a socio technical impression on another...

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