Guest Blog Series: Brexit and its Local Impact By David Forman – HR Adviser, Aberdeen City Council
For those of us who have a fascination for the machinations of all things political, the EU referendum is almost certainly the single most important political event for the UK of this and the next generation. With the dust still rising, it’s not really going to start to settle until the UK’s new trading relationship […]
Happy Birthday Twitter! How time flies, is it time to slow down yet?
It’s hard to believe that been 10 years since Twitter launched. According to my Twitter profile @lisapantelli, I joined in August 2008. I remember at the time thinking I was a bit of a late adopter having only just mastered the art of mail merge (how annoying was that as a task!?) and it took […]
Leaders of the Future: What’s next?
This week’s blog from Lisa: February was a busy month for us. With lots of lovely new clients coming on board, the release of our #SpotlightOn research, plus general day-to-day business we were grateful for the extra day in the month! Perhaps my personal highlight was undoubtedly the honour and delight of winning the ‘Future […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree
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: 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 […]
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! Sometimes working in engagement can feel a little bit like being a marriage guidance counselor. So often my role involves opening up the lines of communication between individuals and teams. Getting people to open up and talk about what they want and need from their work […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader
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 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast
Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work. Learn how to run this exercise […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads […]