The Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills evolution and what it means for leaders in the People Profession

Click here to go straight to our AI Poll By Annabelle Watt, Consultant Partner, Cullen Scholefield   You may, as a leader in the People Profession, be feeling anxious about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on your organisation, particularly how you might...

The Rise of ‘Inverted or Servant’ Leadership

I read an interesting article earlier this week that explored the notion of servant leaders. Generally, organisational charts show leaders at the top. Leadership is changing with a growing view that leaders act in service of others, i.e., servant leadership. Let’s...

The Choreographic Leader

When I first entered HR, it seemed the key aspects to becoming a manager or leader were: Firstly, what drove promotion was your records coming to the top of the pile, and secondly, when appointed into management, often there was no change in behaviour. In reality, the existing skills were translated into the new role, working without providing direction and leadership to the team.

Learning through the linking of context, content, coaching and experiences

Learning is most effective when it takes place ‘at work’ and within context.

The ’70:20:10′ Learning Model suggests that 10% of learning happens in a classroom with 20% involving others such as discussion groups and buddying. The remaining 70% (‘real learning’) happens within contextual situations, dealing with actual issues and business challenges.

Thoughts for 2022…

Four interesting men with a golden thread of complementary ideas running through what they say and how to exist in our troubled world. The courageous Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His ability to challenge and at the same time have a great sense of mischief. His Holiness...
The Rise of ‘Inverted or Servant’ Leadership

The Rise of ‘Inverted or Servant’ Leadership

I read an interesting article earlier this week that explored the notion of servant leaders. Generally, organisational charts show leaders at the top. Leadership is changing with a growing view that leaders act in service of others, i.e., servant leadership. Let’s...

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The Choreographic Leader

The Choreographic Leader

When I first entered HR, it seemed the key aspects to becoming a manager or leader were: Firstly, what drove promotion was your records coming to the top of the pile, and secondly, when appointed into management, often there was no change in behaviour. In reality, the existing skills were translated into the new role, working without providing direction and leadership to the team.

read more
Learning through the linking of context, content, coaching and experiences

Learning through the linking of context, content, coaching and experiences

Learning is most effective when it takes place ‘at work’ and within context.

The ’70:20:10′ Learning Model suggests that 10% of learning happens in a classroom with 20% involving others such as discussion groups and buddying. The remaining 70% (‘real learning’) happens within contextual situations, dealing with actual issues and business challenges.

read more
Thoughts for 2022…

Thoughts for 2022…

Four interesting men with a golden thread of complementary ideas running through what they say and how to exist in our troubled world. The courageous Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His ability to challenge and at the same time have a great sense of mischief. His Holiness...

read more
International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

Let me take you back and no, it is not to Strawberry Fields! We have a wonderful leader in the shape of our Queen, an object lesson in steadfastness, duty and knowledge - think of 14 Prime Ministers.In the 1970s Baroness Rennie Fritchie was one of the first full time...

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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing

Recent events have placed an increasing emphasis on the importance of our psychological wellbeing.  A pandemic, with lockdown, time away from education, work, friends and family has had wide-reaching impact, and this will be different for each of us.  The World Health...

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A process that has had its day?

A process that has had its day?

The “Nine Box Grid” seems to be invincible! How can a tool that was developed in the late 1960’s still be going strong? If HR is to be all about processes that are not transparent we are doomed to become nothing more than a transactional service that will be subsumed by the finance department.

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The Nation’s Favourite

The Nation’s Favourite

The problem with using volume as a measure of what is ‘favourite’ is that wide adoption makes a
product or process ‘the best’, and therefore one that you should buy or adopt. It allows people to
stop thinking…

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Attracting and retaining talent

Attracting and retaining talent

As UK employers are now entering uncharted waters in the search to attract and retain talented employees due to Brexit, there are a number of uncertainties that will make this more challenging in the coming months.

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The importance of ‘place’ when ‘minding the skills gap’

The importance of ‘place’ when ‘minding the skills gap’

The ability to attract global talent is one of the UK’s great economic strengths, but the continued ability to attract talent is not inevitable, and it isn’t uniform. As the notion of the end to free movement of labour from the EEA, coupled with restrictions in visas for non-EEA nationals, begins…

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Customer service – differentiator or lost art?

Customer service – differentiator or lost art?

It is good to be back in blog land, but prior to getting the creative juices going I was thinking about Customer Service and I started to doodle the word Customer. Before I knew it I had eight ideas and they all came out of the word!

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Do we need more clarity about CIPD qualifications?

Do we need more clarity about CIPD qualifications?

So enter my slightly troubled candidate… Her route to achieving PAC had not been smooth. Cullen Scholefield helped her gain PAC and she became a Chartered Member of CIPD. All should therefore be smooth sailing? Perhaps not…. Enter the opportunity for a new role in her organisation – exciting!

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Don’t Panic!

Cullen Scholefield’s Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, will be leading the discussion on this subject at this month’s Circle of Peers meetings. Entitled “The Compassionate Leader”, Maureen will be sharing the latest trends and research, and discussing how those leaders who can demonstrate a more self-aware, emotionally-intelligent, holistic and empathic approach to their business and their people generate more engagement, loyalty, productivity and financial returns for their business.

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The Compassionate Leader

Cullen Scholefield’s Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, will be leading the discussion on this subject at this month’s Circle of Peers meetings. Entitled “The Compassionate Leader”, Maureen will be sharing the latest trends and research, and discussing how those leaders who can demonstrate a more self-aware, emotionally-intelligent, holistic and empathic approach to their business and their people generate more engagement, loyalty, productivity and financial returns for their business.

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Bending and Flexing

Bending and Flexing

The May issue of People Management fits in so well to the theme of this week’s blog! Serendipity or what? So Peter Cheese talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how innovation is a growing trend. Some organisations and people have always been innovative. I wonder what makes them like that?

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Bobbing and Weaving

Bobbing and Weaving

I started to think about what makes an organisation or business last so long. Is it resilience or a real sense of purpose? Is it agility or innovation? Is it the ability to roll with the punches of recessions and the fast paced world we live in? Is it about having the right people in the right place with the right skills and the right values?

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What makes a team?

What makes a team?

So that all sounds pretty heavy and work related. Reflecting on this time I was delighted with the amount of laughter! It was good to be reminded again that work should be fun! I strongly believe that teams who play together naturally produce amazing results. So the message for leaders is to really encourage that natural sense of fun in the workplace – and they should not be afraid of making fun of themselves either.

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