L&D, specialism and accessibility

L&D, specialism and accessibility

I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession's ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies or thinking. I say 'lament' because I don't think in the time I've been involved [...]

Twitter goals and corrupting targets

Twitter goals and corrupting targets

I happened upon a question yesterday night in some tweets by Clare Haynes about whether people have 'Twitter goals'. I said that I did and that I'd be happy to share - so here we go. When I started working as an independent I realised that I had a wealth of options open to me [...]

Customer focus, leadership visits and police cars

I'm working up in London a fair bit at the moment and most days I head for sushi at the itsu on Sackville Street. The staff there are warm, welcoming, smiley, prompt, efficient and the store/restaurant always looks great. They remember me, they engage and they never do anything but enhance my day. The food is [...]

Weighing up Performance 0.2

If you follow my blog you'll know that I was attempting to pseudogamify my diet. The original post is here . I'm sort of attempting to apply techniques from the workplace to my quest to be less podgy. Shortly after I posted the blog I caught a bug (that I'm squarely blaming Perry Timms for) [...]

5 essential HR speedreads (pt 1)

The 5 books I aim to cover in these blogs are all worth a read. To make things faster (and probably shallower for you) I'm going to give you a short summary each books and then key lessons for HR - so it's almost like you don't have to read them. Obviously I would recommend [...]

The Book of Blogs – progress update and FAQ

When I first set upon this crazy enterprise I wasn't sure what I was doing or if it would take off. Whilst I'm still not sure what I'm doing, I'm delighted to say that the idea has very much taken off. The individuals below have all agreed to contribute and if they all do then [...]

Simple things – language and HR

It isn't that hard. I'm not saying it's easy, but the things we do actually aren't rocket science. Unless you are currently a very involved Business Partner for NASA ( in which case, apologies - but it's hardly brain surgery). It does seem that s all too often we require the comfort blanket of credibility [...]