Category Archives: Leadership

Formal v. Informal Relationship Structures

John Hagel III and John Seely Brown have an excellent post which as usual covers a wide range of perspectives and insights. While some of the points are more strategically orientated, operationally, there is some really useful stuff too. The … Continue reading

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Reviewing Predictions for HR

Jon Ingham posted a review of his predictions for 2010. You have to applaud the bravey and transparency, especially when Jon writes; These [predictions] included this video blog suggesting that HR needs more ambition (a point that I still strongly … Continue reading

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Another thought on making HR indispensable

Another way for HR to make itself indispensable is through a more sophisticated and considered approach to talent management. Again, we are not talking about talent management in the traditional sense. Instead by focusing on social networks and connectivity, HR … Continue reading

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Better Relationships leads to Better Performance

No surprises really, but McKinsey is waving the data carrot. In their own words; A new class of company is emerging—one that uses collaborative Web 2.0 technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’s … Continue reading

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How can HR best help the CEO?

How can HR best help the CEO? I think that HR’s standing in the eyes of most of the current generation of CEOs is so low that any thoughts of a key strategic role is more wishful thinking than imminent … Continue reading

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Video – Management Due Diligence

There’s a now a video demonstration of 4G on the Management Due Diligence page. You can see the video below, or on the Management Due Diligence page. Management Due Diligence Video Demonstration Twitter Linkedin Facebook email

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Ready, Aim, Fire… Business isn’t War…

Given the time and energy invested in activities such as engagement, talent development, finding ‘untapped potential’ and purpose, it’s quite surprising to see elements of business language still being dominated by military metaphors from the last century. Take, for example, … Continue reading

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Is there really such a thing called talent?

A very thought provoking piece on talent from Magnus Holm, drilling into the details and questioning some of the assumptions. In order to become great or excellent, you must keep practicing. Not mindless practice of course, but deliberate practice as … Continue reading

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By giving up the quest for ROI, can HR make itself indispensible?

For too long HR has laboured under the belief that if it can somehow conjour up tangible performance figures, it’s future as a strategic influence on the organisation will be guaranteed. A recent HR Magazine article by Chris Roebuck highlights … Continue reading

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Compensation as a barrier to innovation?

We are seeing the role of compensation being held up as a barrier to many of the things that organisations actually want to achieve. For example, in a blog post Jeffrey Phillips, looks at how traditional compensation structures, particularly in … Continue reading

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