Sep 02 2014

Deloitte research says leadership remains a top priority for organisations


In our recently published whitepaper on leadership development trends we included links to many supporting research studies. In this post we look at one of those studies, Global Human Capital Trends 2014 – Engaging the 21st-century workforce, produced by Deloitte. This is one of the largest global human capital surveys by Deloitte University Press, with …

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Aug 29 2014

11 ways for organisations to embrace social media

social media for work collaboration

      The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development research report, Putting social media to work, looks at how seven companies use social media tools. The report highlights 11 ways in which these organisations have used social tools to benefit their business. Here we look at those 11 uses of social media and provide …

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Aug 22 2014

The 8 essential skills of a leader

According to The Telegraph, there are eight essential skills required of leaders in 2014. These skills have been gleaned from a study of nearly 50 CEOs and business leaders carried out by the Marketing Society. Give a clear sense of direction Bring the customer into the boardroom Communicate clearly – inside and out Be flexible …

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Aug 20 2014

Recommended video: Social Business – rethinking innovation, organisation and leadership

According to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, only 26% of employees use social media for work purposes. In this month’s LCP newsletter we will be taking a deeper look at that research. This week’s recommended video picks up on the theme of social business and how a more transparent world challenges …

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Aug 18 2014

SMEs failing to tap potential of an age diverse workforce


Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that small and medium sized business are not tapping into the potential of a more diverse workforce. Key findings from the report Age diversity in SMEs: reaping the benefits show that small business has challenges in a variety of areas when it comes to supporting …

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Aug 15 2014

Using psychometrics for staff development in higher education

Psychometric tests are often used in Higher Education Institutions for a variety of reasons such as recruitment and selection, career development and team building. In this article I will focus on our experience at LCP of using psychometric tools as part of staff and leadership development programmes and the particular benefits and challenges we’ve encountered. …

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Aug 11 2014

Resilience key in leading in the 21st century

In this interview with McKinsey, Michael Useem, director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, says that in order for individuals to be better leaders in an increasingly complex, unpredictable and uncertain world they will need to be better at resilience, appraising uncertainty and strategic thinking. LCP’s …

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Aug 06 2014

Recommended video: The Strength Deployment Inventory

In this month’s HE Inform we will be looking into using psychometric tools as part of staff and leadership development. This week’s recommended video looks at one of the tools we discuss, The Strength Deployment Inventory.

Aug 05 2014

Should leadership competencies change with level of seniority?

Leader being held aloft by team

Does your organisation believe that leadership competencies should change as people develop through the business? It might seem reasonable to assume that lower level managers would need a focus on results while senior executives develop more strategic thinking skills. These assumptions have been tested by research in which more than 300,000 employees at all levels …

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Jul 31 2014

Employers look to help young people into work

CIPD Youth Employment Map

A recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that employers are trying out a range of initiatives to help get young people into work. The report, Employers: Learning to Work with young people, reveals that: 4 in 10 employers now offer work experience opportunities and over a third (37%) have increased …

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