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07
Apr
2009
Kevin Roberts on creativity and leadership
Kevin Roberts is CEO worldwide for Saatchi and Saatchi, whose goal is to be the 'hottest ideas company on the planet.' 
 
05
Apr
2009
A passion for training

Julia Claydon, Director of HR for Nando's restaurants, firmly believes that investment in training and development makes a business successful.

 
02
Apr
2009
To coach or not to coach

The Centre for High Performance Development had identified 5 clear benefits for giving the right people coaching.  And now is a good time to do it.

 
30
Mar
2009
Three truths about coaching

Here are 3 truths about coaching which at first appear counter-intuitive. 

 
30
Mar
2009
When an employee cracks up, it is in the boss's interest to lend a hand

A sign of the times perhaps.  Evidence from a study by Coventry University demonstrates that the recession is increasing the pressure on employees. 

 
24
Mar
2009
Find Your Great Work - the book

You may have read my earlier blog entry about Find Your Great Work.  Well, an updated version of the book is available.

 
16
Mar
2009
Learning to say no

In this article, the author demonstrates the benefits of saying no.  It made me think of a very successful former colleague, who stands out as someone who sets herself very clear goals and then focuses her gimlet like gaze on achieving them - and achieve them she does.

 
13
Mar
2009
Dave Ulrich on where HR can add value

In advance of the PPMA (Public Sector People Managers Association) Conference at the end of April, Municipal Journal published an interview with the keynote speaker Dave Ulrich about the challenges facing the public sector and where HR can add value.

 
11
Mar
2009
The benefits of training during a recession

I read in my local paper of the decision by one of the councils in the area to make a huge cut in the training budget to contribute to balancing their budget and keep their council tax increase to a reasonable level.  This, at a time when councils are under pressure with increased demand for services and expectations of greater efficiency.  It seemed an easy, but short term solution to the financial pressures.

 
10
Mar
2009
How I see HR - Jonathan Jordan, Burson Marstellar
Jonathan Jordan is the UK Chief Executive of Burson Marstellar.  In his view HR has 3 functions.
 
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