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Ethics and Culture linked to Higher Performance by CMI

A new report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) shows that there is a correlation between the ethical behaviour of an organisation and associated increases in performance. (image courtesy of CMI website) The report, entitled “The Moral DNA of Performance”, also reveals that many managers rate their own organisations as mediocre or worse when it [...]

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Appraisals / PDRs – top tips

When asked to give a few thoughts on good performance appraisal processes, Paul Glover, Director of Culture to Perform, recently posted the following: “In my experience of implementing a variety of performance review / appraisal / development processes over the years, no one approach works for every organisation (or even sector). Organisational Culture is a [...]

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PCF – ‘Senior managers are the weak link in the chain of the assessed year’

“Even when registered on the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), many newly qualified social workers are not getting the support they need”, writes Nikki Burton. “I have just had my three-month ASYE review – my first ASYE assessment – and despite the frustrations of having this assessment after being in post nine months and [...]

Team Culture: Why your boss cares if you are happy at work

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Team Culture: Why your boss cares if you are happy at work

“Companies from Google to Bank of America are investing in ways to measure how happy their employees are–and how to make them happier. But does that mean work is getting better, or are we just being tricked into working more?” To read more, please click here To see how McLaren Solutions can help improve your team [...]

Child Safety online: A social worker’s role and capability needs

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Child Safety online: A social worker’s role and capability needs

Can social workers tell if a child is at risk online? The past few months have seen a renewed focus on online safety. There are growing expectations that children’s professionals not only ensure safe environments for young people, but also make sound judgements where young people may be at risk from the impact of technologies. To read [...]

Managers: Tips for being work-life role models

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Managers: Tips for being work-life role models

Be a Work-Life Role Model “Everyone struggles to find the right balance between work and life. As a manager, how you personally handle this challenge influences your team members. They are looking to you for signs of what they can and should do.” To read more, please click here

CEOs engaging on social media: More open, more honest, more human

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CEOs engaging on social media: More open, more honest, more human

Humanize the CEO “Recently I got to speak to a group of local leaders at a MacKay CEO Forum, on the topic of social media. It’s a scary subject for many CEOs, but one they can no longer afford to ignore. Your customers already know it: true authenticity starts at the top. CEOs can’t sit back [...]

How should your leaders behave ?

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How should your leaders behave ?

“Anyone with responsibility for the performance of a large organization knows the value of effective leaders. Most of us are more than happy to invest in developing them. But even a cursory review of the management literature shows that there’s no consensus on how to do that. When fast growth pressured us at Amgen to [...]

What does it mean to be successful ? A review of “What you’re really meant to do”…

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What does it mean to be successful ? A review of “What you’re really meant to do”…

Book Review: Success Reimagined This books starts exactly from where a lot of us are stuck. It asks, what does it mean to be successful? “I faced my defining moment when I took up a course called True North at Harvard. It was facilitated by Professor Bill George. During the course, a lot of assumptions [...]

Product design, innovation and building great teams… explore the link

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Product design, innovation and building great teams… explore the link

Can Building Great Products Help You Build Great Teams? “Silicon Valley was built on amazing products, not on stellar leadership skills. In fact, veterans of some of the world’s most successful tech companies often look with skepticism, even disdain, on efforts to build strong management skills. The premise is that all energy should be focused solely [...]