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#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.

Connecting HR: Manchester to Africa in 3 years

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On the 27th March 2013, I sat in a bar in Manchester with Damiana Casile, anxiously waiting to see if anybody else would turn up for the very first #connectingHRmcr (Connecting HR Manchester) and nervous about whether they would enjoy it. A few months earlier, Dami and I had sat […]

Rachel Dunscombe – True Strength Podcast – Episode 6

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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 Rachel Dunscombe of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The interview has lots of insights into how Rachel succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience

Marion Page – Episode 5

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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 Marion Page of AstraZeneca, especially about her full 34 Gallup StrengthsFinder report. The interview has lots of insights into how Marion succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, resilience, and what it is like to go beyond knowing your ‘top 5’ strengths.

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.

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