Archive for October, 2016

Smells like Team Spirit*

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October 25th, 2016

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As the UK navigates its way through its post-Brexit vote uncertainty and disunity, the nation’s Team GB and Paralympic athletes gave the nation a much-needed excuse for collective celebration with their recent medal parades in Manchester and London. What a phenomenal summer it had been for British Olympic sport. Watching the celebrations on TV reminded […]

Eight behaviours that build trust

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October 19th, 2016

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Interpersonal trust is essential for an organisation’s success. Low interpersonal trust between employees results in high staff turnover, low employee engagement, and unnecessary monitoring, duplication and bureaucracy. New research by Roffey Park on trust in work relationships has highlighted eight specific behaviours that tend to foster interpersonal trust. Being transparent: Transparency in interpersonal relationships is […]

Are people in the UK about to become unhappier?

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October 19th, 2016

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Every year since 2011, the Office of National Statistics has been conducting the personal well-being survey[1].  In it they ask a large sample of UK adults about how satisfied they are with life, the extent to which they feel things they do in life are worthwhile, how happy they feel and how anxious they feel. […]

“It’s c**p and I’m so bored” – education?

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October 14th, 2016

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I had a delightful conversation with someone recently. I confess, I do delight when my prejudices and beliefs are affirmed. Here though, I’d like you to challenge my challenge… We were talking about his choices around how to develop himself further as a developer. He is almost one year in to an MBA in the […]

Too controversial? That’s me, apparently.

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October 7th, 2016

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A few weeks ago, the lovely folk at CIPD Sussex invited me to do a talk at one of their events. I mused, and the theme I came up with, which they liked, was “The Inner Trump of Leadership” (more detail here). On the night itself, as part of the intro to me, it was […]