Nov 20 2015

7th Global Drucker Forum ‘Managing in the Digital Age – Reclaiming our Humanity


How technology can enhance lives became obvious to me this month when I had the privilege to remotely watch Charles Handy present live at the 7th Global Drucker Forum “Managing in the Digital Age – Reclaiming our Humanity” in Vienna. I’ve always been a fan and I am eager to read his newest book The Second …

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Nov 04 2015

National Stress Awareness Day and Equal Pay Day


Today, 4 November is a special day for two reasons: 1. It’s National Stress Awareness Day and here are some great links from a variety of sources to mark the day. Psychologies magazine provide 10 ways to reduce stress Blue light – do something different to improve your wellbeing from MIND An infographic on ways to …

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Nov 02 2015

Meaning 2015 is here


Being based in Brighton and Hove we can’t ignore the fact that the Meaning Conference will be taking place here at the Corn Exchange on 12 November. The first Meaning conference took place in 2012 and was created by local firm Nixon McInnes and on their website they state: “We created the Meaning conference as …

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Oct 26 2015

The psychology of mental health

Today sees the launch of a new course on the psychology of mental health from FutureLearn  a free online learning portal from the Open University.  The six week course is run by Peter Kinderman the Lead Educator and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and is aimed at “anyone who wishes to understand more about …

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Oct 06 2015

The speed of change and what to do about it


‘Change is a constant’ is an expression we hear all of the time but the speed at which things are changing can leave organisations, and the individuals within them, feeling overwhelmed. So today’s recommendation is a video from John Kotter talking about the optimum organisation design for today’s fast-moving environment.  In it he talks about …

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Sep 25 2015

Is it time to focus more on developing women as leaders?


In this commentary (September 2015) McKinsey talk about their own issues of working towards true gender equality.  Even though they have their ‘Women Matter” initiative still only 11% of the 39% female entry-level hires make it to senior leadership positions.  The authors then go on to discuss the complex and multi-faceted nature of addressing gender …

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Sep 22 2015

A view on senior leadership

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In this video clip Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of global search firm Heidrick & Struggles, discusses what is needed in today’s environment from senior, global leaders.  He uses the analogy of a fishbowl to talk though the highly visible nature of being a CEO, resulting in constant evaluation from various sources. This video from McKinsey Insights …

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Sep 15 2015

Is this the end of the performance appraisal as we know it?

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Today’s post is about a study from Blessing White on performance management which they argue is stuck in a bygone age and considerably disliked by both employees and their appraising managers. The authors state that pioneering organisations are ditching the formal, annual appraisal process in favour of a coaching approach, which provides on-going guidance and …

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Sep 10 2015

A day at LearningLive 2015


Yesterday, I attended the first day of LearningLive 2015 in London with my colleague Debbie. It was a great event organised by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). Nigel Paine from LearningNow TV fame hosted a Q&A session with experience L&D panel members sharing their views on a number of questions from the audience, such …

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Sep 01 2015

SDI rebranded as Total SDI


In June I attended a facilitator update workshop for the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). The purpose was to run through the new materials, which have just been launched in the UK and have been rebranded as ‘Total SDI’. I have always been an advocate of the SDI as a self-assessment tool because it has a …

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