Category Archive: Human Resources (HR)

Jun 27 2016

A podcast for L&D practitioners about developing their line managers

Tweet In this 17 minute podcast from the CIPD (June 2016) the host interviews Dr Mark Cole, Head of L&D at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation, Catherine Noel, L&D Manager at Cannon and Jennifer Wrigley, L&D Manager at Discovery Networks International about how they are tackling the development of their line managers to ensure their engagement and ongoing …

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May 31 2016

Inside the Head of UK Managers – A report from GoodPractice

Tweet For May’s recommendation we have chosen GoodPractice’s report on what UK managers are citing as their biggest challenges.  The report is designed to explore what managers are finding challenging at work in order to help L&D professionals understand the support they need as well as providing a template for a learning needs analysis.  The survey summarises …

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Jan 26 2016

Immunity to Change – facing your fears for sustainable personal change

Tweet In my previous posts on the Immunity to Change (ITC) model, I explained how to create an Improvement Goal that will provide the focus for over-turning your immunity to change and also how to use the X-Ray map to audit which of your behaviours that may be working against you achieving your Improvement Goal. In this final …

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Jan 19 2016

Immunity to Change (ITC) Model and the X-Ray Map

Tweet In my last post, I explained how to create an Improvement Goal that will provide the focus for over-turning your immunity to change. In this post, I explore the second step of the process and its importance in the overall coaching arc. The coaching arc is a series of exercises that aim to over-turn …

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Jan 05 2016

Immunity to Change – a model to support personal insight and change

Tweet Firstly, we would like to wish you all a happy new year and great success in 2016. At LCP we work hard to keep abreast of the latest ideas in learning, development and well-being. We network with some of the leading thinkers in our field and follow up on our passions. For any development …

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Sep 25 2015

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

Tweet 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 …

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Sep 22 2015

A view on senior leadership

Tweet 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 …

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Sep 15 2015

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

Tweet 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 …

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Jul 02 2015

Do we need to manage performance?

Tweet Today’s recommendation is a webinar from Blessing White on some research they conducted regarding performance management “Assess or Unleash? How Pioneering Firms are Rethinking Their Approach to Performance Management.” The co-authors of the report Kristen Bakaler and Fraser Marlow talk about their findings and ask the audience to consider what is the point of performance management …

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Jan 30 2015

The trends for learning and development in 2015 – Part 1

Tweet As this week is the UK’s Learning Technologies Conference 2015  I thought it was appropriate to focus our first LCP newsletter of the year on the trends and predictions for the future of learning and development.  The information here has been gathered from a number of sources and yet the message seems to be consistent …

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