Moving beyond the VUCA challenges: Adopting VUCAR attitudes and behaviours

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) – these are the watchwords that business leaders have come to see as typifying the state of global commerce in recent years. For many, there has been considerable focus on asking how best we can contend with these factors in effective business planning and execution for the future, all […]

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Book Review: “Presence – Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges” – Amy Cuddy (Orion Publishing 2016)

AA Milne once wrote that “you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. This applies brilliantly to Cuddy’s fascinating, engaging and enlightening book. You may have already heard of the author,

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Don’t Just Be an Order Taker: Effective Training Needs Assessments

As a learning designer, there are times when you are given an order for a training solution. It can, however, be dangerous to rush in and accept the order as the correct one before identifying the real causes and needs. Read my article on TrainingIndustry.com to learn how your data and analysis can still be […]

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Leadership and the emerging future: Interview with Good Energy CEO, Juliet Davenport

Clive Wilson interviews Juliet Davenport of Good Energy at the company’s Chippenham headquarters, asking her about what inspires her in the work she does.

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Book Review: “Pivoting – a coach’s guide to igniting substantial change” – Ann L. Clancy & Jacqueline Binkert (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017)

As I worked my way through this book, I felt a growing sense of having embarked on a rich journey of discovery. It did not meet with my presupposition that it was going to be a ‘how to’ manual on artful coaching. Yes, it plays the role of a powerful and practical guide on improving […]

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The impact of unconscious bias

Whilst we would like to think we are fair, broad-minded and unbiased, everyone is influenced by thoughts and feelings that reside in our unconscious and which impact on our everyday thinking and behaviour – and at work, on our performance and decision making.  Generally, biases are helpful and adaptive because they enable us to make […]

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Book Review: “Employee Engagement – a Little Book of Big Ideas (2nd edition)” – Jasmine Gartner; Tinybig Books, 2017

In the foreword, Jamie Lawrence suggests that Gartner has written a book about the “wrongness of work”, a phrase that encapsulates the prevailing view that a majority of people in work are not engaged, or even disengaged with what they do. Indeed, the author sets out to identify the reasons behind the low levels of […]

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Primeast’s Top 10 Tips for Getting Organised

If you want to get things done, you need to be organised. We’ve all been there, with deadlines looming and just too much to do. So, to keep on top of our priorities and to be productive, organisation is key. Here we offer our top tips on how to manage your time more effectively and […]

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Book review: “The Coaching Habit: say less, ask more & change the way you lead for ever” – Michael Bungay Stanier; Box of Crayons Press, 2016

The first thing that strikes the reader about this book is the impressive array of reviewers providing laudatory comments – from Dan Pink, to Brene Brown and Dave Ulrich – which left me wondering: who is this guy?! Well, the author is an Australian living in Toronto who studied in Oxford, England. His writing betrays […]

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Purposeful Talent Management

The whole of chapter eight in “Designing the Purposeful Organization, how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries” is devoted to Talent Management.  Amongst other things, when it comes to developing a Purposeful Talent Management Strategy, we advocate an eight-step approach which is summarised below: Eight summary steps to purposeful talent management: Direction – consider the direction […]

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Knowing Me, Knowing You…

Whether you think Abba, or Alan Partridge (for those in the UK) when you read the title of this article, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it means something to you.  It’s about giving time to knowing ‘you’ – what makes you tick, what irritates you, what are your strengths, how your body feels […]

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Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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