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 mentioned frequently but a lot of what I see shared isn’t actually a true representation of what it means to play to your strengths.
In September, a team of us went to Uganda for the 2nd ‘Connecting HR Africa’ trip, and I wanted to share an overview of what we did. The premise behind Connecting HR Africa is really simple: A team of people who do HR/L&D/people stuff spend 10 days in Uganda working with
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
My live blog of the opening keynote at CIPD Annual Conference 2017 by Baroness Martha Lane Fox – @marthalanefox Martha started her working life in a small strategy consulting company focused on media and telecoms, and witnessed the increasing impact of the internet as it emerged. One of Martha’s first
My notes from a joint Alliance MBS/CIPD Manchester HR Issues Forum about HR’s quest for a seat at the Board table
My summary of the key points (and a curation of the tweets) from the launch of the NHS Digital Academy at NHS Expo 2017
(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
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
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
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
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:
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.