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DYOR – Don’t believe everything you read

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Some thoughts about not believing everything we read; be prepared to DYOR (Do your own research).

Ian Pettigrew’s PLN (Personal Learning Network)

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Some thoughts about my Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Sarah-Jane Lennie – True Strength Podcast – Episode 8

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As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Sarah-Jane Lennie. SJ is a police officer taking a career break to conduct research into resilience. The interview has lots of insights into how SJ succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

Andy Johnson – True Strength Podcast – Episode 7

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As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Andy Johnson of Andy Johnson Media. The interview has lots of insights into how Andy succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

#cipdnap16 – Curated Learning – Conference Summary

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#cipdnap16 – Principles of good people management practice and workplace health and well-being

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Jill Miller (CIPD) talked about the challenge of the world of the future, with an ageing workforce (with four generations working side-by-side), with many people with increasing caring responsibilities (for both children and elderly relatives), with changing workplace, and increasing availability of technology. CIPD are looking at what kind of […]

#CIPDNAP16 – Appreciation changes everything

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Dawn Smedley (O.C. Tanner) opened by telling us how much appreciation matters. When we tell people what they do, it elevates everything (engagement, great work, culture, results, innovation, talent). We watched a video exploring what might happen if we stopped telling our loved ones that we love them and replace […]

#CIPDNAP16 – Opening Keynote – Stress & Wellbeing

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Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE (Manchester Business School) opened the conference by looking at how much absenteeism and presenteeism costs the UK economy (with presenteeism costing about double what absenteeism costs). During the recession, everything worsened (incident of illness increased and engagement decreased, and hours of work increased). 10% of […]

#cipdLDshow – Supporting social and collaborative learning in the workplace

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Jane Hart (C4LPT), chaired by Gill White (CIPD)     Jane talked about how we need a different organisational culture to view learning not as just training courses, but to think much more widely. Successful social learning takes place where there is motivation (people want to learn with and from […]

#cipdLDshow – The secret to learning design

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Nick Shackleton-Jones (PA Consulting), chaired by David D’Souza (CIPD)     Nick opened up with a very interactive exercise, with some synchronised banana munching. It certainly makes a big change from loads of detailed powerpoint slides! The point? It is something that we will remember for a long time, and […]

#cipdLDshow – Align L&D to your business strategy

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Dominique Borg (Arup), Peter Sheppard (Ericsson), chaired by Laura Overton (Towards Maturity).     Arup have, in the last 3 years, totally transformed the way they do learning. Through the formation of Arup University, they’ve combined a number of fragmented areas such as L&D and Information Management into one combined […]

Judge not

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It is all too easy to judge people who aren’t like us, and frustrations with people who are competitive is just one of many examples. Rather than get frustrated with people who aren’t like us, we can gain a lot by valuing them.

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