5 Of The World’s Most Inspirational Leaders Throughout History

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May 8th, 2018

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Inspirational Leaders come in all shades, from despots to mystics. They start wars and stop them, invent religions and persecute them. They inspire millions of people to give their lives to a cause, whether it be Nationalism, Socialism or Buddhism. Many great leaders throughout history have not wanted to be leaders or even known in […]

The future for HR is agile, systemic and here

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April 30th, 2018

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A systems thinking definition In a recent article for HR Magazine Paul Walley gave a useful definition of systemic thinking as: “an approach to problem-solving that sees complex entities as a series of components with each part interacting with and influencing the rest. The approach can be applied to managing organisations: the various divisions, units […]

Time for a re-examination of HR?

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April 25th, 2018

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Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to connect with various HR Leaders, on our own open programme and at a People Directors network meeting. As always these leaders are passionate about their organisations and the people who work there. As always they are grappling with complex and strategic issues, whilst ensuring their […]

Learning Leadership with Presence

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March 21st, 2018

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What is leadership? There are many perspectives on what the right kind of leadership is for the 21st Century. Most seem to acknowledge it is predominantly about learning to deal with ambiguity and complexity. But this isn’t new. It reminds me of the wonderful book written by Alan Watts: “The Wisdom of Insecurity: a Message […]

The nature of great compassionate leadership, courtesy of Google

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March 1st, 2018

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If your latest staff satisfaction survey has highlighted an increase in staff who feel undervalued and disengaged, and you’re observing lower productivity and higher staff turnover, it might be time to take a closer look at compassionate leadership. What Is Compassionate Leadership? Compassionate leadership has developed out of the science and application of mindfulness, originally […]