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True Strength – Ignite Talk

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In this Ignite Talk (exactly 5 minutes long, with 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds) I talk about how one size does not fit all, and how we need to stop peddling successes secrets and help people figure out their own True Strength.

#HRevent16 – Buddhify your life – Mindfulness

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I’ve curated a storify of Rohan Gunatillake’s talk at The HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham in February 2016

#HRevent16 – Effective charity partnerships – Retrak / GMP / GMFRS

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I hosted a ‘fireside chat’ on stage at The HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham in February 2016 on the benefits of CSR and effective charity partnerships, and I’ve curated a storify summary of the session

#hrevent16 – Marshall Goldsmith

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I’ve curated a storify of Marshall Goldsmith’s opening Keynote at The HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham in February 2016. (You might need to click on ‘read next page’ at the bottom to see the full story). [View the story “#hrevent16 – Marshall Goldsmith” on Storify]

#HRevent16 – The Zappos way: holacracy and happiness

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Some reflections on a keynote by Hollie Delaney, head of People Operations at Zappos, at the HR Directors Business Summit.

#hrevent16 – The HR Alter Ego – Howard Webb MBE

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Some reflections on a keynote by Howard Webb MBE at the HR Directors Business Summit.

Best of you, now.

As I publish this, it is 1st December 2015 which means it is one month until loads of people focus on New Year, New You. If you’re thinking of doing this, I have two questions for you; (1) why wait a month rather than act now? (2) why do you […]

#cipd15 curation – all the blogs in one place

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I had a great time at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (4th-5th November, Manchester), and I didn’t want to lose any of the learning so I’ve curated some of the resources and blog posts into a storify of the event.

#cipd15 – Act like a leader, think like a leader – the new rules for success

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Professor Herminia Ibarra (INSEAD).   Peter Cheese introduced Herminia as one of the most influential leadership thinkers . Herminia mentioned her new book – Act like a leader, think like a leader – to avoid the ‘what got you here, won’t get you there’ trap. (Often people have a deep expertise […]

#cipd15 – creating a learning organisation to achieve competitive advantage

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Julie Simpson (BNY Mellon University), Ian Pettigrew (BNY Mellon University), chaired by David D’Souza (CIPD)   This was a first experience for me, to meet another Ian Pettigrew so it had to be celebrated with a selfie! Julie Simpson introduced BNY Mellon as  52,000-employee organisation before Ian Pettigrew (BNY Mellon) then […]

#cipd15 – Flexible people development to meet your future talent needs

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Perry Timms, Mariana Popovic (Head of Talent & OD, eBay), David Pamplin (BT)     Mariana Popovic (Head of Talent & OD, eBay): Every 2 seconds a pair of shoes is sold on eBay, every 2 minutes a car is sold. Mariana’s contrasted this with her background in Pharmaceuticals (same […]

#cipd15 – Developing an effective leadership culture to support business change

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Matt Elliott (Virgin Money), Inji Duducu (Benenden), William Hague (HMRC). (This was live-blogged during a session at the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition – #cipd15 – I’ve tried to capture a faithful summary of the highlights for me but my own bias, views – and the odd typo – might […]

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