#CIPD13 – day 1 = reflections and connections

I find people interesting. That's why I enjoy bumbling about in this profession. I can't network, I'm just not wired to think about people that way, but I do love meeting new people and chatting to them. Some people might argue that is networking, but I always think the distinction is in intent. I'm not [...]

#CIPD13 Leading People through Organisational Change

Andrew Wolstenholme (CEO Crossrail, that is a quite a big project) It's a great start when someone says 'I'm going to tell you a story'. The story of the Crossrail project so far was captivating and enjoyable. Observation - HR is about business, having a CEO talk about business is a really useful thing. We [...]

Keynote address at #CIPD13

Peter Cheese (CIPD head honcho), Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones (very smart people who make you reflect on your quality of leadership) are delivering the opening speeches. The future of the CIPD and the best workplaces will be covered... I'm hunched over my keyboard... I've got a press pass and am looking forward to it [...]

Humane, Resourced – on the way!

Kaboom! ! So, I've finally pressed the 'publish' button after a near endless email chain with Hugh at Pressbooks. Essentially the issue that appears on my screen, previewer and physical Kindle - where the book starts in the middle of the index - doesn't appear on his. I've therefore taken the gamble and published in [...]