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A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

  Earlier this week John Kay reminded us of the Technological uncertainty in our complex world in his Financial Times Column.   To varying degrees I could paint similar pictures for a range of the external factors that influence enterprises and use this as a foundation for an argument for corporate […]

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Are your new recruits a “collaborative fit”?

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September 10, 2013

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Blog, Collaboration, Corporate Governance, Engagement, Leadership, Talent War

Are your new recruits a “collaborative fit”?

A recent funeral service I attended included an argument that individuals with a selfish outlook would find heaven “hell” due to the clash between their own values and the institutionalised values and behaviours of heaven.  Reflecting upon how the same thought applies to individuals at work. For example, how happy […]

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Raising Employee Commitment – The Business Case & Practical Actions for improving the engagement of your people

Raising Employee Commitment – The Business Case & Practical Actions for improving the engagement of your people

The Business Case for actions to improve employee commitment, engagement and discretionary behaviour is strong. This Blog includes 5 dimensions that can be used to help understand your employees and their contribution and create a foundation for tuning interventions to optimise their effectiveness.

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How Sustainable is Your Management Team?

How Sustainable is Your Management Team?

Is your management team being adequately refreshed with new skills and competency to replace those that are burnt up or no longer relevant in our ever more agile world? Is you management team sustainable? Efficienarta can help individuals and enterprises develop a greater focus on developing talent so that opportunities are responded to more effectively, a stronger pool of next generation leaders are developed and a more sustainable enterprise created.

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Building an Adaptability Advantage

Building an Adaptability Advantage

    The UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Management Innoxation Exchange (MIX) are currently running a “Hackerthon” entitled, Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage.  Setting the scene Gary Hamel pointed out that organisations are not designed to be adaptable and that corporate histories generally show long periods […]

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Are conflicts of interest undermining Leadership Development?

Are conflicts of interest undermining Leadership Development?

The last few weeks have seen former leaders being reappointed at Proctor and Gamble, J.C. Penney, Infosys and Chelsea Football Club. Whilst Mr Lafley, Mr Ullman, Mr NR Narayana Murphy and Mr Mourinho have previously demonstrated their competence for the roles and may therefore be considered to be “low risk”, […]

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning

In this week when the resignation of the Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson has put the issue of succession on front pages  it is perhaps timely to reflect on succession plans. How do you approach succession planning in your enterprise? Having personally experienced a spectrum of approaches from a highly […]

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How effectively do you use eLearning?

How effectively do you use eLearning?

    The proliferation of eLearning offerings can sometimes appear to be “technology in search of a problem”, whilst the massive amount of intellectual content, “How To Guides” etc. available on the net can present major challenges for the learner.  A learning guide or eFacilitator can be a key to […]

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The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value

The Virtuous circle – development, engagement, succession & enterprise value

  Sometimes when I look up at the peaks above, I reflect on the extra ordinary commitment shown by the individuals who climbed these peaks for the first time as well as the strategies, processes and technologies people used. Dan Ariely – a Behavioral economist – uses the climbing analogy […]

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Developing & Maintaining Entrepreneurial Success

Developing & Maintaining Entrepreneurial Success

  The opportunity to judge a University Competition for teams of young Entrepreneurs and then Rosebeth Moss Kanter’s entrepreneur focused HBR blog, have caused me to reflect again on the needs that external consultants could reasonably provide on a point of need basis. I was greatly energised by the effort […]

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