Archive for September, 2016

Why managers who want to create collaborative workplaces fail

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September 22nd, 2016

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Hard skills will get you the job but it’s the soft skills that will get you promoted.  In an era of knowledge work, delayered organisations and teams the ability to get people to collaborate effectively may but the most important soft skill for leaders at all levels.  After 20 years of studying leaders, teams and […]

This Lady’s not for rushing…and maybe that’s ok?

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September 16th, 2016

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At such an early stage of her premiership, for many, the jury is still out regarding Theresa May, the new UK Prime Minister. Some are suggesting that her position on the periphery of the official photograph at the opening of the recent G20 summit showed how the G20 leaders regard her. However, the Guardian wisely […]

Emerging themes in the field of organisational development

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September 9th, 2016

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At a recent event for our MSc in People and Organisational Development alumni, Andy Smith outlined some key, emerging themes in the field of OD. You can watch Andy’s video presentation by clicking on the play button. You can view Andy’s slides as a pdf here.