Consequential development

Here’s a questions for you: What ultimately will make the difference between whether an employee is engaged, or disengaged, at work? Much has been written about learning styles – the different ways that people like to take in information and respond to what’s going on in the world around them. I’ve been reflecting not so […]

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Building Trust

We read a lot about the absence of trust, the extent to which trust has been eroded in society today and the need for organisations and their leaders to work to regain the trust they supposedly had.  At the weekend I had an interesting conversation (via Twitter) with Craig Sands. Craig Sands and colleagues at […]

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Achieving the Extraordinary

One way and another, I’ve been thinking a lot about employee engagement recently. And more specifically, the question explored by the authors of the Macleod Report into employee engagement: (Engaging for Success: enhancing performance through employee engagement): “…whether a wider take up of engagement approaches could impact positively on UK competitiveness and performance, as part […]

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Radio Gaga

Have you ever listened to one of those radio talk shows where the host raises the  important topic of the day? They have a couple of ‘experts’ with polar opposite opinions debate the issue and then  invite listeners to phone in with their views.   Of course, to make good radio, any comment has to increase the chance of […]

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Rebellion in the Ranks?

The BBC website in the UK ran this headline today: “Lords bid for welfare concessions: The government faces possible defeat in the Lords later, over its plans for a £26,000-a-year cap for households on working-age benefits.” Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, has said he is determined his reforms will get through Parliament, but […]

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Brain Power

Our brains are amazing things.  Even the worlds most advanced supercomputer, with the processing power of 1,000,000 desktop computers, wouldn’t come close.  IBM predict hat in 10 years time they could build a computer with the power to rival our human brain.  Even if that were true it would still need the output of a […]

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