Ted Talk of the Week: What it takes to be a great leader – Roselinde Torres
Ted Talk of the Week What it takes to be a great leader – Rosalinde Torres What makes a great leader in the 21st Century? The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes […]
TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing that you can improve
TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing you can improve – Carol Dweck This week’s TED Talk is inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week, and our blog 5 tips to combat stress in the workplace. Carol Dweck discusses “growth mindset”, the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to […]
TED Talk of the Week: 4 lessons in creativity – Julie Burstein
Julie Burstein discusses creativity in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. How the ‘letting go’ of control and acceptance of destruction can lead to something even better and more beautiful than before, all ideas which can be applied to any form of creation…
TED Talk of the Week: How to manage for collective creativity
Linda Hill, How to manage for collective creativity How does a company create innovation? Linda Hill studied different companies to find out how leaders encouraged innovation by keeping ideas flowing through all staff, not just those in higher positions, but through a collaborative journey. Pixar and Google featured in Hill’s research, and she discusses how […]
Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In!
Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In! Unexpected great things can happen when you meet new people! People Lab’s Emma met The App Garden’s Martin at SMiLE London, and got chatting about technology in the workplace. Emma and Martin must have had a particularly good old chin-wag, as an idea to conduct some research and […]
Employee Engagement: Time for a New Approach?
I was lucky enough to attend the CIPD’s annual employee engagement conference last week, which was great. I met lots of interesting new people and I got to run the day 2 workshop, to some 70 delegates, looking at how you develop your engagement strategy. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I got lots of […]
Employee Engagement: Need a health-check in your organisation?
We’re fast approaching the end of January, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself scratching your head and wondering what the hell happened to Christmas. The first month of the year is often a blur of planning, brainstorming and putting together your strategy for the year ahead, and I anticipate that many of […]
Getting to grips with your employee engagement survey
Many people find the idea of putting together an employee engagement survey a daunting prospect. But it needn’t be – in fact, your employee engagement survey should work for you, and not the other way around. When you’re tasked with putting an engagement survey together, it can seem like a hugely overwhelming job. How should […]
Involve Me: Onwards & Upwards
How many organisations have you worked for in the past that really embrace personal development? Many employees we’ve spoken to over the years can find themselves in a state of limbo where training is concerned. You want to move onwards and upwards, but there’s too much work to do in your department to focus on […]
Where does your creativity come from?
“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Creativity is one of the most fundamentally important elements of any organisation. Innovation and the creation of new ideas & products fuels an organisation’s success, and ensures that the business is recognised as a leading force […]