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Dear HR

(A poem that I wrote for a CIPD Merseyside and North Cheshire branch event): Dear HR,   It is great to be with you tonight but I need to start with a confession…. You know those people Peter Cheese talks about who ended up in the profession…?   My degree

#cipdLDshow – Building Trust in Leadership

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey (university of Bath):   If you have high levels of trust in an organisation, then you are much more likely to have people engaged in change and happy to operate in conditions of uncertainty. Examples: VW and Philip Green – an incident can erode trust in an

#cipdLDshow – Learning and the future of the professions

Daniel Susskind – @danielsusskind – co-Author of ‘The future of the professions’   Futures Daniel Susskind co-authored ’The future of the professions’ which interviewed 100 people across 8 professions to try to make sense of the future of work. They identified two possible futures: a more productive version of what

#cipdLDshow – How to enable networked and reciprocal learning at work

Professor Chris Oswick & Dr Santi Furnari (City University London)   There are three fundamental networking styles: Takers (very transaction and only help others when it meets their own needs) Givers (see first the benefits to others) Matchers (who balance both giving and taking) Givers can be both the highest

#cipdLDshow – Moving from appraisals to coaching and continuous feedback

Chris Britton & Francine Larkin (both L&D Managers, River Island): Francine starts by polling the room to get an idea of where people are up to with their approaches to performance appraisals. It looks like 95% of people are still using ‘traditional’ approaches, 5% have done something different, and around

Looking forward to #socialHRmcr – CIPD Manchester Unconference & AGM 2017

On 3rd May 2017, a load of us will be gathering together to spend the day together for the CIPD Manchester Unconference & AGM and I wanted to share some thoughts on what I’m excited about and what worries me.   I’m excited about the 5-minute Ignite talks that kick

#CIPDTSA – CIPD Taking Social Action

It was an inspiring day at the CIPD TSA (Taking Social Action) conference today; I’m a big fan of ‘doing well by doing good’ and there are some messages that came across loud and clear to me through all the sessions today:   Volunteering/doing good can take many forms; it

#CIPDTSA – Galvanising social action for a human future

Katerina Rudiger (Chief Community Officer, CIPD) opened by talking about the power of doing well by doing good, emphasising that this isn’t an intellectual debate but is about what each of can do. Katerina’s purpose is to rally people to make a tangible difference, and the event is focused on:

Case Study – IT Leadership Programme for Salford Royal NHS FT

A case study of an IT Leadership Programme developed and delivered by Kingfisher Coaching for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, helping leaders to get the best of themselves and others.

Global Recognition and Engagement

A session by Jeff Birk (O.C. Tanner) – @jtbirk @octanner – about recognition, appreciation, and engagement.

Breaking HR: How Cisco is reimagining its approach to HR

A keynote by Jill Larsen (Cisco) at the HR Directors Business Summit 2017

Appreciative Inquiry for change management by Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

My review of Appreciative Inquiry for change management by Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

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