Why playing to your strengths isn’t like competing in the decathlon or heptathlon

Helping people play to their strengths has been a major part of my work for over 10 years and – as a Gallup-certified strengths coach – I spend a lot of my time helping people work with their strengths (and their weaknesses!). In Learning & Development, strengths and weaknesses are

Thinkers Tavern – #cipdace17

I’m at the Thinkers Tavern being held in Manchester on 8th November 2017, hosted by writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, discussing professional citizenship. On stage, we have a panel comprising: Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer, CIPD Anna Kyprianou, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Middlesex University Inji Duducu, People Director – Reward

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

#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: