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.
Published: 15 June 2017
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.
Published: 22 May 2017
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.
Published: 11 May 2017
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.
Published: 5 May 2017
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?
Published: 28 April 2017
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.
Published: 26 April 2017
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).
Published: 24 April 2017
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.
Published: 18 April 2017
Gerry Brown, author of The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence (published by Palgrave Macmillan).
Published: 11 April 2017
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.
Published: 8 April 2017