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...
Secret of the universe – 42?

Secret of the universe – 42?

It’s nearly time for a well earned break – the Easter Holidays are upon us!!  So instead of talking about Easter Eggs how about a quiz to while away all that free time?   We will send a bottle of the lovely Ridgeview Sparkling Wine to the six best entries. Hopefully...

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Thank you …Thank you!…Thank you!!…Thank you!!!

Thank you …Thank you!…Thank you!!…Thank you!!!

It is really important to say thank you and we have an amazingly long list of people to thank this week! First and foremost thank you for helping us raise £500 for Red Nose Day – the merry band of people who attended our evening at Café Rouge were challenged by Tamara...

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Doing something funny for money…

Noses up!  We are getting into collection mode now as Friday comes up close and personal.Our lovely Gina had a significant birthday last week so we celebrated it on Tuesday evening and just to spice up the event some of us were brave and got our faces painted.   See...

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Funny Faces

One of the good things about age is that you can link up with some of the best of our traditions such as Red Nose Day. Those of you who know us well will not be surprised to know that we supported the first Red Nose Day in 1988. The concept of merchandising had...

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Plus ça change!

Plus ça change!

Two Circle of Peers events down, so now on to the Isle of Man and Gibraltar!   Thinking about the next two weeks and the last two events I was struck by a couple of things hence the title of today’s blog! It is not like me to be cynical, but I did think about how we...

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What’s in a strap line?

My mind does wander and whirl around a bit – the least thing can set it going!  Carol and I often P about a bit – we are both MBTI Perceivers which when combined with our high Extrovert preferences can make us a  nightmare to deal with and we often talk to each other...

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Resilience in times of chaos

We are living in really interesting times.   No I am not thinking of the Chinese saying!  Pointers to me are: the speed of change – ever faster, insistent and demanding our attention 24/7. Alvin Toffler’s 3rd Wave – the post industrial society or the information age...

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A case of examination?

Not the latest Silent Witness or a re-run of Poirot – sorry for those who love puzzles!   This week comes under the word “interesting” for our Advanced Diploma candidates who are taking their examinations this week. Our fabulous Gina and amazing Vicki have been...

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A C of Cs

A C of Cs

Cryptic heading isn’t it?  I was thinking again about Continuing Professional Development and pondering on the CIPD behaviours.  Three of my favourite behaviours are: Curious Courage to Challenge Credible All good areas to work on, the last one is perhaps the most...

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Catching up…and time for your own development…

Well into week two after coming back to work!   I am not sure if it is any easier and we are now over half way into January – is it me or is time speeding up? Thinking about my own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) I attended a really useful session today...

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Happy New Year!!

Well what a shock to the system for us at Cullen Scholefield!! Monday was a bit of a blur, Tuesday less so and by Wednesday we were just about ready to start planning key actions for 2015 and we will continue today. January is inevitably a time for new beginnings and...

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Time for you and yours

Time for you and yours

Just a thought – most of you know that I work and play hard, always have so probably always will. So whilst some of you may laugh when I say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy perhaps it is worthy of some attention…. We live with hectic schedules and over busy...

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Don’t put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington!

Don’t put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington!

Well it is Panto Season!!  The recent report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) on Careers of the Future gives key statistics for the top 100 jobs.  Thank heavens HR and Industrial Relations Officers feature in the list. For those of you...

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Celebrations

Celebrations

The power of positive re-enforcement should never be underestimated.  This is why we love holding our annual presentation event.  All of our candidates who completed their qualifications in 2014 were invited.  This year we were delighted to have Peter Cheese, Chief...

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Golden Reflections

Golden Reflections

  It has been a busy week for me – over to the Isle of Man to launch our CIPD Advanced Award in Employment Law with Claire Singleton from asb law. To ensure we had a good Isle of Man flavour we are grateful to Julie Bradley from Manx Industrial Relations...

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The Challenge of Getting it Right First Time

The Challenge of Getting it Right First Time

Interesting to see that two years after a systems collapse left Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers unable to use debit cards or cash machines for days, the bank has been fined £42 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and £14 million...

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A tale of two conferences

A tale of two conferences

For the last month Maureen has been off on her travels all over the place. It hasn’t all been fun and games though! She has been investing her time wisely by getting some me time to do some important blue sky thinking. She attended two conferences – the prestigious...

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Dreams, Holidays and Conferences

Dreams, Holidays and Conferences

You’ll remember from the blog last week that Maureen is taking a little bit of ‘me time’ at the CIPD Annual Conference in Manchester this week. This is her chance to get away from the office and do a little bit of blue-sky thinking. She always comes back with new...

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Make time for some ‘me time’

Make time for some ‘me time’

After a very busy and exciting year, Maureen has finally found the time to take a well deserved holiday. Maureen is like most HR professionals in the world; she is more concerned with the wellbeing of others than her own, so sometimes she forgets to take some time to...

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