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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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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How HR can improve its PR?

HR folk have been licking their wounds this week after getting a bit of a bad press from their management colleagues.  A KPMG/Economist Intelligence Unit survey said HR people weren’t forward-looking enough, were too immersed in the day-to-day tactical stuff […]

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Get Your Team Going for Gold

The first few days of London 2012 have provided a graphic illustration of just how much can be achieved with teamwork.  Britain’s gymnasts, rowers and equestrians have all pulled off outstanding performances by pulling together in pursuit of a common […]

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Turn that light on

When was the last time you had a light bulb moment at work? You know the kind of thing – the random conversation with a colleague that leads to the realisation there’s a really simple solution to a niggling problem. […]

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