Archive for February, 2014

The Burden of Leadership

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February 28th, 2014

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Leaders are the focus of the majority of organisational change programmes from cultural change to performance management, but is this right?  Do we have an unrealistic expectation and idealised notion of leadership?  Are we holding leaders account for things that they can’t control?   This debate formed part of the discussion yesterday at Roffey Park’s launch […]

University in a changing world: Building the organisation

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February 24th, 2014

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Universities are complex systems, whose sense of being a single entity or organisation is often very mixed. At one level, people often share common procedures and systems for recruiting and enrolling students. Support services also have a degree of homogeneity, though even this breaks down if there are multiple sites. Faculties or schools may use […]

Thoughts from our Talent Management Forum

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February 7th, 2014

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Talent Management: beyond performance – how do you identify talent? Some great discussions were had at our Talent Management Forum in Covent Garden last week.  People came from a wide variety of sectors: manufacturing; financial services, charities; retail; insurance, housing to name a few.  Areas of interest were around the use of assessment tools and methods; […]