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How to create a Leadership Simulator within your organisation

I believe this Leadership Simulator has to be outside the classroom, it has to be experiential, and include the “nature factor” (NQ), working alongside other living flora and fauna. Why? Because we need to get immediate feedback. In nature we have the perfect simulator which can allow us to practice and give us instant feedback.

Article by: Rosie Tomkins, Founder - Natural Capital Consultancy and author of ‘N-stinctive’ | Published: 8 October 2020

Mr Nasty and Mr Nice

Research by School of Business at Berkeley University USA challenges the belief that in the competitive world of business nice guys come second and to climb the corporate career ladder you need to be a nasty s.o.a b.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 8 October 2020

As reality bites, a guide to digital transition

For forward-thinking businesses, well-being at work starts with getting the right balance of scalable support; giving equal weight to physical, mental and emotional health. Long gone are the days when positive mental health services were seen by employers as a last-minute bolt-on. Now the appetite for a separate line of services that can meet diverse employee needs is high, as is the understanding that one size does not fit all.

Article by: Simon Miller, Senior Director, Customer Proposition - Aetna International | Published: 7 October 2020

Top tips for planning the ultimate virtual Christmas party

With new guidelines enforcing a ‘rule of six’, 10 pm curfews and continued working from home for up to 6 months, it seems highly unlikely the office Christmas party (as we know it) will be happening this year.

Article by: Tom Squire - City Pantry | Published: 7 October 2020

Managing expatriated assignees post-lockdown

ECA International is the market-leading provider of knowledge, information and technology that enables businesses to manage their international reward programmes. Partnering with thousands of clients on every continent, they provide a fully-integrated suite of quality data, specialist software, consultancy and training. Our unparalleled insights guide clients as they mobilise their most valuable resource: people

Article by: Ema Boccagni, Commercial Director EMEA - ECA International | Published: 7 October 2020

Respect and Fear

When Alex Ferguson was concerned that over confidence might led to a dip in performance he didn’t caution the whole team about the need to remain focused he picked on one individual, humiliated him in front of the others and subjected him to the full on , “hair dryer” treatment.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 7 October 2020

Protecting mental health in the post-Covid-19 workplace

The events of the past few months have affected everyone. Whether employees have been working from home, furloughed or key workers supporting others and keeping the country going, everyone has faced their own challenges. But as we come to terms with a new way of life, the impact on our mental health is still unclear.

Article by: Natalie Rogers, HR Director - Unum | Published: 7 October 2020

Sit vac… only the best need apply

How do you attract the brightest and best? How do you make your organisations recruitment advert stand out in the crowd? Research finds people leave managers not organisations so turn this on its head and have the manager write an advert that makes people think I could work for this person.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 6 October 2020