Ordinary people – Extraordinary performance

What makes ordinary people in organisations perform extraordinarily? Dr Marc Kahn exposes the surprising thinking that provides the answer. Ordinary people - Extraordinary performance,  a talk by  Dr Marc Kahn at TEDx King Alfred School. Marc is Global Head of HR & OD at Investec, Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, a Speaker & Author

By |2019-09-25T11:43:04+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Communication, Performance, Psychology, Talent|Comments Off on Ordinary people – Extraordinary performance

How to ensure your business works for a diverse range of people

With the benefits of diversity in the workplace so abundantly clear, on both a human and business level, many companies are keen to ensure they are an attractive proposition to a diverse range of potential employees. Here Kirstin Furber, previously Head of HR at the BBC and now Chief People Officer at ClearScore, explains how she believes the task [...]

By |2019-10-27T11:14:50+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Culture, Talent|0 Comments

In Praise of Slowness

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. In Praise of Slowness plots the lineage of our speed-obsessed society; while it recognises the difficulty of slowing down, it also highlights the successes of everyday [...]

By |2018-07-31T07:19:23+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Performance, Talent, Work life balance|0 Comments

Employee engagement beyond first sight

Many companies agree that the world of work has undergone a seismic shift.  Technology, globalization and rapidly changing economic forces have mobilised us, connected us, and opened up completely new ways of doing business.  For the first time in history, the workplace is experiencing five generations at work, with the Millennials soon approaching the largest group; by 2025, three [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:07:14+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Talent, Values, Well being, Workspace|0 Comments

Body Language shapes you

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. Amy Cuddy’s research on body [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:07:37+00:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Performance, Psychology, Talent|0 Comments

Conscious Leadership

Kevin Greenleaves's latest work is around Conscious Leadership, and he thinks that this is what many of us need. As the world of business is becoming faster, more exposed, globally multi-cultured, more socially connected & with a more demanding workforce. At the same time, there are demands for a moral and ethical upgrade in business practice, huge shifts in [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:09:43+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Leadership, Performance, Talent|0 Comments

A company with no rules

Ricardo Semler · Organizational changemaker Two decades after transforming a struggling equipment supplier into a radically democratic and resilient (and successful) company, Ricardo Semler wants organizations to become wise. What if your job didn't control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:10:34+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Talent, Work life balance|0 Comments


CDP LEADERSHIP CONSULTANTS ASKS WHAT BILLIONS’ WENDY RHODES COULD DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS? By Elloa Atkinson, Director @elloaatkinson and Derek Draper, Co-founder and CEO @derekdraper Billions is back for its third series this Thursday (Sky Atlantic 29th March, 9pm). In anticipation we thought we’d take a look at how you might bring a little “Wendy Rhodes” magic into your business. In the smash [...]

By |2018-04-19T23:10:04+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Performance, Talent|0 Comments