Are you holding your own business back?

Meddling business owners are the biggest barrier to their own company’s growth, according to some research from Cranfield that crossed my desk this week.  Entrepreneurs, it seems, are finding it difficult to step away from routine, day-to-day tasks and as […]

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Could you give up email?

The Harvard Business Review ‘Management Tip of the Day’ is always a good read – and this morning’s missive certainly made me sit up and take notice. “Give up email altogether,” trumpeted the headline. “Yes that’s right, stop checking your […]

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How to bridge the generation gap

New research this week which shows that the generational divide is well and truly alive and kicking in the workplace. According to a report from Ashridge Business School, there is an alarming mismatch between what managers and their younger ‘Gen […]

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Kill or be killed by bureaucracy?

The gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down to HR people this week in the form of a speech given by Gary Hamel, widely acknowledged as ‘the world’s most influential business thinker’. In a keynote presentation to the CIPD’s […]

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Time for a rethink on HR?

Uncomfortable reading for HR people this week in the shape of new research which shows they are largely viewed as ineffective and not fast or flexible enough to adapt their strategies to the changing world of work. This serious ‘image’ […]

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