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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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Postcard from Singapore – Russell Evans

You can read or listen. Singapore is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries on the planet, with its people demonstrating a strong work ethic that makes this one of the best places on Earth to do business. During the last two decades, Singapore has witnessed a population explosion, with more than 5.4 […]

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Managing millennials and why it pays to be open-minded

More and more, the millennial generation is coming to the fore in the world of business, with this group making up the vast majority of new starters in recent years. It’s perhaps troubling for some leaders, then, that this is one group who are deemed harder to engage with and understand.

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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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It was all Big Hair, the Big Outdoors and Big Ideas!

Hark back to those halcyon days of the late 1980s and you might remember a few amazing fashions and fads that bring a smile to your face, although I’m sure there are a few things that we’d all like to forget too – shell suits, anyone? Well, 1987 was the year that Primeast came into […]

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Measuring the Impact of Learning – Top ten tips

All too often, learning, development, training, whatever it gets named, is seen as a cost on the business.  There is the cost of design, delivery, accommodation, time for learners being out of the workplace and lost opportunity that might have resulted from them remaining “in play”.  No small wonder then, when times are tough, the […]

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Smoothing the process of M&A activities

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities can place considerable stress upon the organisations involved. It is therefore essential for leaders on both sides of the M&A ‘equation’ to be proactive in the manner in which they go about bringing their businesses together to form a new, cohesive whole. The issues that are faced during what is a […]

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We could all benefit from the power of generative listening

The benefit of listening is something that every leader worth their salt will appreciate and understand; however, while many will believe they are excellent listeners, the truth of the matter is that unless they are aware of generative listening, they could be missing the boat. What is generative listening and why is it so important? […]

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It’s all about tech, but companies must remember humans make it work

The growing use of technology in Human Resources (HR) is one of those developments that many organisations might have overlooked in years gone by, but no longer. It was recently my pleasure to attend the disruptHR space during HRTechWorld Paris in the company of James Anderson of employee feedback platform Peachy Mondays, and the event […]

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Is it ever appropriate for a coach to ‘tell’?

The world of business can be a complicated place and therefore leaders will often turn to a coach to help formalise their thinking and find new insights into strategies and approaches to their work. It is a privileged position that the coach therefore holds, with the ability to potentially influence, help (or hinder) the future […]

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Bolstering mental toughness: A How-to Guide

Mental toughness is a key attribute in enabling staff to cope effectively with change and enhances their ability to successfully complete their daily duties with confidence and focus. It is an essential factor in delivering enhanced performance for teams, departments and organisations as a whole, with a strong level of mental fortitude coupled with high […]

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Manufacturing and the major issues faced by the industry in a VUCA world

The business world has changed dramatically in recent years, with many industries now having to contend with instability in the global financial climate and a series of other issues that mean they can no longer be complacent about future prosperity and performance. And, these conditions are unlikely to get any more stable

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