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#cipd15 – Developing an effective leadership culture to support business change

Matt Elliott (Virgin Money), Inji Duducu (Benenden), William Hague (HMRC). (This was live-blogged during a session at the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition – #cipd15 – I’ve tried to capture a faithful summary of the highlights for me but my own bias, views – and the odd typo – might

#cipd15 – Agile OD strategies to respond to your business needs

Matt Elliott (People Director, Virgin Money), Neil Morrison (Group HR Director, Penguin Random House), chaired by Paul Taylor (NHS Employers).   Matt Elliott (Virgin Money) kicked off by talking about how Virgin Money is built on 40 years of Virgin history, which introduces a big expectation of what you will

#cipd15 – Performance motivation – a strengths-based approach for a more productive workforce

Alex Bailey (Bailey & French), Ailsa Suttie (CSMA Club), Rachel Collier (iCrossing UK).   Alex Bailey opened the session, referencing the emerging theme of the conference looking at how we make workplaces more human, and introducing a session to look at what practical things we can do to make this

#cipd15 – Enabling leaders to develop and maintain high levels of performance

A session at #cipd15 by Catherine Ward (Interserve), and Indi Seehra (LSE), chaired by Tim Pointer (Starboard Thinking). Catherine Ward introduced with a brief introduction of Interserve (84,000 employees globally). Interserve experienced a period of really significant growth, and quickly identified the need to Break down business silos Leverage experience

#cipd15 – Mental capital and wellbeing at work

Opening keynote by Professor Sir Cary Cooper. Wellbeing is really important and we want to create workplaces that people want to go to!   Why is wellbeing important? Stress and Mental ill health are the leading cause of absence, and presenteeism is a huge problem. See the CIPD Absence Management

I’m feeling very appreciated for my strengths

Having just had a very special Birthday, made even more special by the lovely people I know, I just wanted to reflect on the celebration and the power of appreciation.

Gemma Reucroft – True Strength Podcast – Episode 4

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Gemma Reucroft. The interview has lots of insights into how we succeed, about strengths, mindset, resilience, how to help people be their best, and how (and why) Gemma makes time to blog and write books!

#FutureCumbria – Building Cumbria’s People Capability: Insights of lessons learned from Scotland

Dr. John McGurk – Head of Scotland, CIPD   John opened by talking about what a great initiate the Developing Future Cumbria conference is, and how he is delighted to see the HR community having these discussions and to see see CIPD putting its values (PACE: Purposeful, Agile, Collaborative, Expert)

#FutureCumbria – The job scene and skills shortages predicted in Cumbria

Mike Smith OBE – GEN2 Managing Director Mike believes that what is about to happen in Cumbria will have a huge impact across all sectors. Cumbria is on the brink of a genuinely transformational period of activity where investment in energy and manufacturing will create demand for tens of thousands

An interview with Ryan Cheyne on the rentalcars Values Festival

My Twitter and LinkedIn timelines looked very colourful recently, as lots of people at rentalcars.com shared photos of their ‘Values Festival’, with lots of fancy dress and a VW campervan. I spoke with Ryan Cheyne, rentalcars.com People Director, to find out more.

The power of hope – Ethiopia part 2

Along with several other trustees of Retrak, I recently visited Ethiopia to see our work for myself and to spend some time with our amazing staff and the children and families we work with. This blog post is part of a series of reflections from that trip.

Being where it counts – Ethiopia part 1

Along with several other trustees of Retrak, I recently visited Ethiopia to see our work for myself and to spend some time with our amazing staff and the children and families we work with. This blog post is part of a series of reflections from that trip.

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