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Shooting with a dragon

I was delighted to shoot in the only all-girls team yesterday at Peter Jones’ Fourth Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot in aid of the Peter Jones Foundation at the Royal Berkshire...


Authenticity in leaders

In the political maelstrom that Britain is currently experiencing, much of the mud-slinging that’s been levelled at the Labour party this week has focused on the PM’s personality and style...


Boylemania: Britain loves an underdog

Unless you’ve been living on planet Zog, you can’t have failed to notice the huge publicity Susan Boyle, contestant on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent, has attracted.  Famed for...


Ghost story

I’ve just finished reading a great book called ‘Ghost’ by Robert Harris. It’s an engrossing thriller about a Ghost Writer employed to write the memoirs of a former British Prime...


It’s all about leadership

Dave Ulrich told last week’s HR Leadership Alliance of Warren Buffet’s latest investment in GE and Goldman Sachs.  Why?  Not simply because of their performance, but because they are known...


So that…?

Anyone who attended last week’s HR Leadership Alliance in London will know what I’m talking about.  This is a phrase coined at the conference by HR Guru Dave Ulrich, who...


Out of the comfort zone

Halloween has come and gone and there may have been more than a few HR people feeling like the Grim Reaper than usual at this year.  Slashing costs and making...


Sell the benefits

Steering through the economic crisis without being the victim of major headcount reduction, budget cuts and major restructures is going to depend on smart thinking, innovation and agility for every...


The Olympics: pride, inspiration, engagement and great performance

The Olympics have been over for just over 24 hours and I’m already experiencing withdrawal symptoms. You couldn’t be anything but awe-struck at the monumental spectacle that Beijing has produced...

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