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Are your new recruits a “collaborative fit”?

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September 10, 2013

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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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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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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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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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Performance Management

Performance Management

The 20th anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard (Introduced in the 1992 Harvard Business Review article by Dr Robert Kaplan and Dr David Norton), hearing some interesting perspectives on regulation / innovation at a Long Finance Conference and seeing Bono’s Factivism (evidence-based activist) 15 minute TED presentation have reignited my focus on […]

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Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

            “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the story present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our situation is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Abraham Lincoln, 1 December 1862.   […]

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Global and Local Agility without Hubris

Global and Local Agility without Hubris

In the last week I have been provoked to think about two dimensions of enterprise performance: Encouraging enterprise ambition while limiting the risks from Hubris amongst the leaders The balance between acting globally and being locally agile The Economist Article “Davos Man and his defects” comments on the spread of […]

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Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Do you set out to grow supervisors and future leaders in your Enterprise or do you “buy-in” top Leadership when vacancies in the C suite occur and expect Supervisors to develop their Management and Leadership Skills “on the job” with negligible training or coaching?  Moreover is there a collective sense […]

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Raising Collaboration & Performance

Raising Collaboration  & Performance

   Michael Schrage’s recent Harvard Business Review Blog highlighted both barriers to cross enterprise collaboration and ideas such as internal competitions to overcome these challenges.   Over my career in the Royal Air Force, in a very large global consulting firm and then in a smaller firm, I have been […]

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An Excellent Team?

An Excellent Team?

England’s victory over New Zealand was a great experience to witness at Twickenham on Saturday. I thought the performance was a tremendous example of a team having the ambition and commitment to proactively engage with the competition and the talent and architecture to execute this successfully.   Gareth Jones, a […]

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