Archive for the ‘Change’ category

Is #digital impacting leadership?

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February 18th, 2015

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The short answer is: yes. But beyond that it is hard to say how. Not because there hasn’t been an impact, rather the debate was over scale, or whether digital brings new challenges, or is the ‘same old same old’, with added twiddly bits and a smidge of geek chic plus directions to Hoxton or […]

(Most) change leadership sucks

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February 9th, 2015

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If the stats from recent Towers Watson research are anything to go by, the state of change leadership, and therefore those who are entrusted with that responsibility, is far from healthy. Almost half (44%) of UK workers suffering from “change fatigue” (good to see the latter in inverted commas as it is a symptom of […]

Are leaders sufficiently prepared for Scottish independence?

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September 17th, 2014

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Whatever the outcome of the vote on Scottish independence this coming Thursday, most commentators expect a period of uncertainty and widespread change to follow. We were somewhat surprised then, when in response to some questions we posed as part of our annual Management Agenda survey (the full results from which will be available in February […]

Using behavioural economics to inform decision making

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May 7th, 2014

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New measures recently announced by the government will give us the freedom to choose to spend our pensions on what we wish to.  Like many matters of policy, at the heart of this is the question of how you view human nature.  Are people rational utility-maximising economic agents who will manage their money responsibly and […]

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; […]