Challenging the status quo in business by Nilofer Merchant

Nicknamed “the Jane Bond of Innovation” Nilofer Merchant talks to David Woods about her concept of Onlyness and how, in the social era, the power in business will shift from companies and institutions to networks of connected individuals  What does it mean to be empowered? What, in fact, is power? And are the people who have the most … Read more

Three ways to develop your personal brand

  Personal branding is a strong way to distinguish yourself as a leader. Marketing strategist Dorie Clark highlights some methods used to develop your brand successfully.  1. Being clear about your message. Your personal brand needs to be reflected in who you are and what you live out every day. Ask friends and colleagues which … Read more

Three steps to focusing your organisation on a new goal

  Want to make your people focus on a key new goal? You have two key challenges: making the power structure clear and ensuring the organisation is behind the project. Here are three key steps overcoming them Detach the transformation and future projects from the existing business structure. Projects can become deadlocked because people want … Read more

Rules are killing innovation: Four brilliant ways to unshackle your staff

  Staff are getting bogged down. Blast away office rules and see the ideas flow When examining how reports, policies and meetings can challenge an employees creativity, Lisa Bodell found that structures used to grow a business often prevent leaders reaching their potential. She found that: 40% of managers spend their time writing reports 30% … Read more

Entrepreneurialism: Young Europeans losing global race

  Generation Y is the most entrepreneurial of the three working-age generations. But Europe’s youngsters are falling behind their global peers Youngsters from culturally European nations are much less likely to start businesses and employ others than their counterparts from other global regions. That is the finding from research released today by the Global Entrepreneurship … Read more

Placing the emphasis on relationships rather than roles by Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

Roles matter, but they matter less than relationships, writes Dave Ulrich Debate continues about how to organize HR departments. Should HR work be centralized (functionally driven across an enterprise), decentralized (uniquely applied to each business), or delivered in some combination of the two (shared services)? I have tried to define the roles that HR professionals play to achieve an optimal HR operating model. … Read more

Analyzing the analytics agenda by Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

By Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor at the University of Michigan and partner at the RBL Group  At every HR conference during the past year, the importance of analytics has taken centre stage. Many hope analytics will be a “shiny new toy” that will vault HR professionals into their desired strategic role. Nobody can disagree with … Read more

The ultimate value of values by Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

  By Dave Ulrich, HR guru, a professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and partner at the RBL Group  In the past 20 years, almost every organization large or small, domestic or global has crafted a set of values. These often represent core beliefs and shape daily behaviours of leaders. They underlie … Read more