“Mine!” Who hasn’t heard a young child say that? The concept of ownership is one of our most primitive senses. Indeed, I once read that the difference between North American and South American history, (both colonised around the same time) could be
In 1991 Charles Handy concluded that the basic purpose of an organisation is to perpetuate itself within the context of the environment in which it operates. You might not have thought about it in quite that way, but that conviction encapsulates and
Of course you are not a talking head. But are you – or any members of your team – in danger of becoming one or being seen as one?
“Fortune favours the bold.” Or, perhaps Queen Elizabeth I’s legendary rendering of the sentiment as “Faint heart never won fair maiden”, may be more appropriate here. But, whichever statement you prefer, it’s true. After finally unveiling 'Love at Wo
The idea was novel. It had promise. It was exciting. Yet part of me still baulked. “People won’t take me seriously.” “I will be ridiculed.” “It is too alien: no businessman would be interested.” Those were just some of the doubts that paralyzed me.
If you are supremely confident, you might respond quickly, “Of course!” If you are more modest or less confident
As a human being you cannot survive on your own. It doesn’t matter how capable or self-sufficient you consider yourself to be, it is practically impossible. Interdependence is an inescapable fact of life. If you are a manager or leader, you definitel
It often seems that people stand in the way of their own success. They get so focused on whatever they are trying to achieve that their thinking becomes habit, they fail to see, let alone consider, other options and their thought patterns and consequ
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Creating a Manager-Led Coaching Culture
I’ve attended some great sessions today at the 2014 CIPD L&D Show. This afternoon I’ve been on the Creating a Manager led coaching culture session. The session was delivered by Sue Miller, Learning and Dev
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Creating a Manager-Led Coaching Culture to Support Overall Team Performance
Wednesday 30th April 13:45 at CIPD L&D Show 2014
When I completed my final project for HRD Level 5, the topic I chose to look at was
On Wednesday I attended Mike Collins’ talk on Social Leaders. This was a really inspiring session so when I returned to work on Thursday I felt it would be useful to share this with my colleagues
Mike gave a brief overview of how Social tools can hel
I was lucky enough to speak at the recent Training Journal Winter Conference on using Social Media in Learning, it was a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the presentations from each of the speakers and chatting with fellow attendees on a sub
Last week on the 16th May I attended my 2nd Unconference in as many weeks. The latest of these events was organised by the Connect HR community and it was entitled "The Power of a Socially Engaged Organisation".
I've only recently met some of the me
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