Ideas & Insights

We would like to share some of our latest thinking about the big issues in HR. Please let us know what you think …

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    29th September 2020

    Have you got rhythm?

    Six-time Formula One World Champion driver Lewis Hamilton appears to be in perfect rhythm with his car. And being able to consistently sustain this rhythm has led to him being widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Too often the rhythm of human interaction is not always fully […]

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    22nd September 2020

    Exceptional by Dan Cable

    Imagine switching on the television to see a highlight reel of the best moments from your life. Like a professional athlete, you’d learn with every clip how to repeat past successes, pinpoint your blind spots, and build confidence. Using the latest science and proven research behind best-self activation, our friend Dan Cable’s new book (published […]

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    10th September 2020

    Managing redundancies with dignity and compassion

    Most of us will have experienced the impact of redundancy at some point in our lives – if not directly, then through a friend or family member. It is one of the most intensely stressful events that an individual will ever experience, ranking closely with divorce, serious illness, and the death of a close relative […]

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    03rd September 2020

    Changing the Frame ... #3 of 3

    Overcoming negative self-talk and creating motivation using reframing by Pamela Kingsland MSc, BSc (Hons) Psychol, AFBPsS, FMAC, ACIB The final part of our three-part series of articles on ‘Changing the Frame’ explores some examples of cognitive distortions, unhelpful frames of thinking which are common to most of us at one time or another. Many of […]

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    02nd September 2020

    Changing the Frame ... #2 of 3

    Overcoming negative self-talk and creating motivation using reframing by Pamela Kingsland MSc, BSc (Hons) Psychol, AFBPsS, FMAC, ACIB In the first part of my three articles on ‘Changing the Frame’ I set out the principles of reframing. In this part two of the series I move on to the all-important ‘How’ to reframe your thinking. […]

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    01st September 2020

    Changing the Frame ... #1 of 3

    Overcoming negative self-talk and creating motivation using reframing by Pamela Kingsland MSc, BSc (Hons) Psychol, AFBPsS, FMAC, ACIB “My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened.” What a great quote. It has been attributed to many people as far back as to Roman times and contains a basic truth. […]

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    17th August 2020

    What’s Next for L&D?

    2020 has so far been a period of evolution for many L&D functions – with lots of scope for transformation still ahead. Over the summer, reports, stories and evidence have begun to emerge about L&D’s active and important role in many organisations, in supporting the rapid and unanticipated Covid-related change that has been impacting strategies, […]

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    28th July 2020

    Loyalty of vulnerable employees in the balance

    Employee emotions about returning to work following the Covid-19 lockdown range between ‘anxious’ and ‘terrified’ - and how employers treat their People when they are feeling vulnerable can create either ‘loyalty beyond reason’ or ‘workplace saboteurs’. I was deligeted to partner with Professor Dan Cable of London Business School to develop a three-stage ‘Returnment’ program […]

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    24th July 2020

    The Kilimanjaro Mindset – Part Two

    In my last article – The Kilimanjaro Mindset – I wrote about how, as part of a team of seven novice climbers, I made the journey to the Summit of Africa’s highest mountain … and safely back down again. I also explored how the lessons of adapting to the ‘new normal’, i.e. operating at high […]

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    15th June 2020

    Coaching During Covid

    A number of people asked me whether the shift to virtual working, due to the ‘Stay At Home’ orders, meant a big change for me as a coach. Honestly, the answer is no. Maybe some coaches have the joy of in-person sessions being the norm, but the global nature of the majority of my clients […]

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    13th June 2020

    CHRO Heroes: How Long Can You Keep This Pace?

    I awaken every morning with a heart full of love and gratitude. I always have, but now more than ever before. I am incredibly grateful for my good health and that of my family. I am so grateful to all of the first responders and medical professionals and healthcare staff bravely caring for patients each […]

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    11th June 2020

    Project Stop: “Houston, we've had a problem”

    This year has seen the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 lunar mission which, famously, experienced an on-board explosion depriving the spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power. The tireless teamwork and decisive decision-making which brought the three astronauts safely back to Earth is now legendary. The first key decision made by […]

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