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
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.
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
Julie Simpson (BNY Mellon University), Ian Pettigrew (BNY Mellon University), chaired by David D’Souza (CIPD) This was a first experience for me, to meet another Ian Pettigrew so it had to be celebrated with a selfie! Julie Simpson introduced BNY Mellon as 52,000-employee organisation before Ian Pettigrew (BNY Mellon) then
Perry Timms, Mariana Popovic (Head of Talent & OD, eBay), David Pamplin (BT) Mariana Popovic (Head of Talent & OD, eBay): Every 2 seconds a pair of shoes is sold on eBay, every 2 minutes a car is sold. Mariana’s contrasted this with her background in Pharmaceuticals (same
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!