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Personality profiles: The ‘Dark Side’ – baggage as well as the talent

Psychologists have become very good at assessing people’s preferences – they call it personality. This analysis helps us work out if a person’s natural inclination is to be: extravert or introvert, open minded, tough, organised and conscientious and finally how well can they cope with pressure or stress. Article from by John Taylor, Director, PGI.

Article by: John Taylor | Published: 15 June 2017

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’Topping’ Safety & Compliance with HF

Don Evans and Chris Mcleod are the Head of Human Factors Practice and Director at Mission Performance Ltd. They explain how Human Factors (HF) are critical to optimising Safety and Compliance and the keys to embedding the behaviours HF training targets. Mission Performance is a Leadership Development Consultancy.

Article by: Don Evans and Chris Mcleod | Published: 22 May 2017

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Overcome your ego and watch your business flourish

How well our business performs depends very much on the state of our mind. When we feel positive and good about ourselves we find answers to challenges. When we feel low, irritable or generally out of sorts we make poor decisions and lose confidence. From John Reynard, author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success.

Article by: John Reynard | Published: 11 May 2017

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Get out of the smoke

We all know about the brain drain to London. Whether it’s graduates migrating to the capital after university, or senior professionals looking for career progression in the city: the bright lights of London are a big attraction. By Greg Thorpe, Managing Director, Howett Thorpe.

Article by: Greg Thorpe | Published: 5 May 2017

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Oh the times, they have a-changed

In today’s chaotic business landscape, change is the new constant. Organisations that want to flourish need adaptability in their DNA. But what does successful organisational change actually look like… and what role does HR have to play?

Article by: CIPD | Published: 28 April 2017

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UK companies failing to capitalise on innovation

Two thirds (66 percent) of organisations say innovation is crucial to survival; yet only 28 percent say they are innovating successfully to drive growth and increase revenue. Comment Frazer Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer at PA Consulting Group.

Article by: Frazer Bennett | Published: 26 April 2017

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The wisdom of the system

Barry Oshry, a systems theorist, has noted that our efforts both to diagnose and intervene in organisations have a "persistent bias": we interpret things from a personal perspective. He notes that the leadership capacity of seeing the systemic contexts in which people operate is "missing": “When we don’t see systems, we see individual personalities. Our explanations are personal, and our solutions are personal. Fix the individual.” This prevailing view in organisations has many limitations. Article by Ed Rowland, Founder and Partner of The Whole Partnership, a Director of the Centre for Systemic Constellations (CSC).

Article by: Ed Rowland | Published: 24 April 2017

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What can HR learn from the United Airlines debacle?

United Airlines is facing a PR nightmare after video emerged showing a passenger being forcibly removed from an ‘overbooked' flight. While the debate rages on regarding passenger rights when an airline requests ‘volunteers' to give up their seats, are there lessons that HR can learn from the incident? Comment from Pam Rogerson is HR Director for the ELAS Group.

Article by: Pam Rogerson | Published: 18 April 2017

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British business must act on corporate governance now

British businesses must act on corporate governance, executive pay including long-term investment plans, and boardroom diversity to maintain the country’s strong international standing in corporate governance and address a worrying lack of trust of business amongst the public, say the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. Comment from Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business Innovation and Skills Committee.

Article by: Iain Wright | Published: 8 April 2017