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Archive for March 2012

Introduce A Life-Long Learning Culture

Introduce A Life-Long Learning Culture

Be an organisation that supports life-long learning! If you are a Leader, Manager or HR Professional then you may have established a life-long learning habit.  In a survey by CIPD The Coaching Climate shows that out of 332 responses from organisations; 77% of them used coaching and mentoring.  All activity was to help develop and improve talent planning and performance. A massive 61% used coaching to aid leadership development. So learning […]

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Know How + Great HR = Inspiration

Inspiration is the best way to engage people! Or  does it make you squirm? You may be an HR Professional leader or manager relying on HR to help move your business forward.  When discussing strategy with people of different roles at many levels, I have often been met with a perplexed look when I have mentioned that the role of the HR professional is to help the business to be […]

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The Steps to Organisational Change

Welcome to this weeks Guest Blogger.  Paul Myers is the HR Manager for a local transport company.  He has initiated significant change in his organisation and has managed to keep his staff on board.  He is a people centric manager who has considered how to increase and harness employee engagement at every opportunity.  Below he charts just one of the organisational changes he has led to transform the organisation.  The […]

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Organisational Change – Making the Best of Bad News

Organisational Change - Making the Best of Bad News

Its not the organisational change – its how you do it! I recently held a workshop which had a section around organisational change and particularly redundancy.  It’s obviously a big subject at the minute, and one which is exercising many managers and HR professionals. What struck me about the difference within this workshop to those I had held before was that there was less discussion about the case for redundancy.   […]

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Silver Lining – Find the Hope in every Cloud

Silver Lining - Find the Hope in every Cloud

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining A couple of weeks ago, I heard from a young mum of three.  In a downsizing by her husband’s company he lost his job after one interview.  He had been in the job for 14 years, and loved it.  Now I don’t know the detail, so I don’t judge.  And I know such hard decisions have to be made if the money simply isn’t […]

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Happiness at Work

We all want Happiness at work! Today the sun is shining and the hope of a beautiful spring and lovely summer are in the air.  Most of us know the feeling of happiness and wellbeing that comes with a lovely sunny day. The day made me think about happiness at work, and the happy memories I have over the years.  It was interesting that the images that sprung up were: […]

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Sparking Creativity

Welcome to this weeks’ Guest blogger – I am really pleased to introduce Claire Marriott.  I have known and worked with Claire over a number of years.  We instantly developed a rapport as we both had similar views about innovation, creativity and life!  Claire has a flair for weaving creativity and innovation both in her communications expertise and other interests.  As you can see she is the perfect person to […]

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Make your Innovative Idea come to Life

The innovative process is available to everyone! You either own or run a business, and so you know what it takes to make a concept work.  You must be providing a product or a service which is or has been in demand.  If your business is thriving then congratulations, if not doing so well, then take heart.   You have the means within yourself to expand and create new and innovative […]

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Emotions – What People Managers Need to Know – Part Three

Emotions - What People Managers Need to Know - Part Three

 People Managers need to know about Emotions! This is my third blog in a series of 3, where I take a look at 3 basic psychological components which great people leaders and managers know and work with to create great teams. In Part One, I outlined the importance of the power of belief and understanding how your employee’s beliefs can influence your business.  In Part Two I explored why how […]

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