Archive for the My thoughts Category

HR – a seat on the board (Alliance MBS & CIPD Manchester: HR Issues Forum)

My notes from a joint Alliance MBS/CIPD Manchester HR Issues Forum about HR’s quest for a seat at the Board table

NHS Digital Academy launch and panel discussion

My summary of the key points (and a curation of the tweets) from the launch of the NHS Digital Academy at NHS Expo 2017

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 – 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.

Breaking HR: How Cisco is reimagining its approach to HR

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

Many leaders are ‘ineffective’ at crucial people management skills (CIPD HR Outlook survey)

The latest CIPD HR Outlook survey highlights how people-related Leadership skills are much-needed and sorely lacking. In this blog post, I share my experiences of how we can change that.

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.

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