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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.

#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 […]

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