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Two Essential Skills of A Great HR Business Partner

Two Essential Skills of A Great HR Business Partner

A True HR Business Partner will infuse themselves with knowledge about their business My first ever opportunity to work in HR was as an HR Business Partner.  In those days it was when David Ulrich’s book which introduced Business Partnering, Human Resource Champions (1997), was really being implemented throughout the UK.   It was an exciting times, a new ask was being made of “Personnel Departments” and businesses were curious and […]

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Christina Lattimer Interviews Sir Richard Branson

Christina Lattimer Interviews Sir Richard Branson

Interview with Sir Richard Branson Founder of Virgin Group This is the final interview in this wonderful series about the 6 Challenges identified by CEO’s across the globe, highlighted by the Centre for Creative Leadership in their Report in 2013.  When I turned my attention to who I would want to interview for this important final issue,  the first person who sprang to mind was Sir Richard Branson.  To me Richard epitomises […]

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Your Thinking Will Determine The Success of Your Business

Your Thinking Will Determine The Success of Your Business

We all know positive thinking is beneficial. There has been lots of research carried out which shows the business benefits of positive and happy people in your business will make it more successful, productive and innovate. Whether we like it or not, our reality is changed by the way we think. If you don’t believe that, then you need to get in touch with the latest Quantum Science.   As it turns […]

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How to Make Sure HR Adds Value to the Business

How to Make Sure HR Adds Value to the Business

You may be an HR Professional leader, or a manager relying on HR to help move your business forward. Whichever role you play, you have likely been at some point a party to a discussion about whether HR brings value to the table.   When discussing the value that HR can bring, there are often a range of views. Many of the problems HR seem to have in delivering value and […]

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The Getting Of Wisdom

The Getting Of Wisdom

Wisdom is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise“. How is wisdom measured? But how is wisdom measured?  How do we know who is wise or who isn’t?  Isn’t wisdom a subjective judgment made in the light of whether we agree with the person or not?  Do the army of ISIL think their leader who is beheading victims in support of […]

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Christina Lattimer Interviews John Kotter

Christina Lattimer Interviews John Kotter

A Brilliant Interview with Dr. John Kotter! I have worked with students and business leaders for many years in the leadership, management and HR fields and of course the tricky problem of change is usually a predominant part of any discussion.  When thinking about this special themed issue on Guiding Change, the first thought was about how best to weave in Dr. Kotter’s substantial work on change, which has dominated this subject in […]

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5 Mind-set Short Cuts to Overcome Problems

5 Mind-set Short Cuts to Overcome Problems

Mind-set – The Winning Factor It’s been a pretty stressful week, and one of the factors which have made it so has been the work I am doing with my daughter helping her set up her online fashion store.  There are a number of factors making the process stressful, not least the damning data which show 50% of start-ups fail within 2 years of launching according to Theo Paphitis reported […]

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 4 Ways to Find Relief When Work is Getting You Down

  4 Ways to Find Relief When Work is Getting You Down

Finding relief from negative feelings at work are within your power If any of you are familiar with my writing, you know that I believe happiness is a natural state of who we really are and to find one-self to be unhappy is to be out of alignment with our true selves.    There is no greater environment as the workplace to bring out the worst in ourselves and others and […]

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Christina Lattimer Interviews Cheryl Snapp Conner

Christina Lattimer Interviews Cheryl Snapp Conner

We’re delighted to feature our interview with Cheryl Snapp Conner! Cheryl Snapp Conner is a smart and entrepreneurial woman who has a superb ability to harness whatever is coming over the horizon to benefit her own company and that of her clients. I regularly share Cheryl’s Forbes articles because they are informative, interesting and tackle up to the minute issues we should be aware of.   Any leader has to manage […]

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3 Changes of Expression to Change Your Business Forever

3 Changes of Expression to Change Your Business Forever

Common expressions and practices we use at work from a business perspective, instead of motivating excellence can result in closing down employees

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