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Gary Cookson – True Strength Podcast – Episode 10

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Gary Cookson. Gary is a HR Director, speaker, and blogger. The interview has lots of insights into how Gary succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience. In particular, there’s loads of great insights into what is is like to be competitive and to be an introvert.

A guide to Twitter for busy people

I’ve had to change my behaviours to get the most from Twitter as I’ve got busier and busier and got connected to more people. This blog post is simply me working out loud about how I’ve adapted.

Cormac Russell – True Strength Podcast – Episode 9

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Cormac Russell of Nurture Development. Cormac is an expert in Asset Based Community Development. The interview has lots of insights into how Cormac succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

#cipdace16 – the curated learning

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DYOR – Don’t believe everything you read

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

Ian Pettigrew’s PLN (Personal Learning Network)

Some thoughts about my Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Sarah-Jane Lennie – True Strength Podcast – Episode 8

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

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

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

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

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

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