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Short and Long

The short term view begets short term results. A reaction. A process. An action done. It moves from A to B but rarely helps get you to C. It helps you get to B but then you need another short term view to get to C. Multiplicity of short term views begets similar and more. … Continue reading

We are people

We are people, resourceful humans, not “Human Resources”. We were born creative, imaginative and innovative. Be the wise & caring human that you always were. We are the media, not the journalists, not the cyber channels. We are the meaning makers. Be curious. Seek your truths. Change your minds. We are the experts, not the … Continue reading

To be like you

What if you knew others wanted to be like you… What if you knew that the way you listened enhanced the quality of their thinking… What if you knew that your words helped them see more clearly… What would you do? If you knew these things, I believe you’d do more to help others. I … Continue reading

Four HR Directors enter a pub…

Four HR Directors enter a pub. The first HRD says… “Do you know what, I’ve come to realise that my HR function is ineffective. In fact I couldn”t even tell you what our purpose and values are. What should I do?“ The second HRD says… “I think my HR function is effective and we’ve defined our … Continue reading

The Spice Cupboard of Life

Growing up and even now in our own home, we have a cupboard full of herbs & spices. I’m sure many of you have similar culinary arrangements. However, many a time, I’ve found there’s often a disorganisation at work… humans have been busy! Bottles and jars are taken out of their place and put back … Continue reading

A little story for Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year and the year of the snake. I have to confess that my awareness of Chinese New Year was pretty low until the children studied it at school.  That New Year phrase “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (wishing you prosperity?) was what they brought back from school, along with banners & lanterns … Continue reading

Does your HR make a Sis-Boom-Bah?

It’s fireworks night and all around the skies are starting to fill with the whizz & crackle of tonight’s celebrations here in the UK.  OK, lots of the major displays have been going on all weekend for convenience sakes but tonight is the night. Later this week Doug Shaw is hosting The Carnival of HR … Continue reading

HR is a boy named Sue

I’m sure you’ve heard of Johnny Cash.  Like me the chances are you’re not a huge country & western fan but I  do love the story telling that comes across in his songs – it’s always a bit of magic.  A great example of this is “A Boy Named Sue“. If you don’t know the tale, … Continue reading

The Future of L&D

Last Friday, thanks to @DebbieCarter20, I was lucky enough to attend the Training Journal L&D2020 event on “The new L&D skill set – building relationships with the business”. Run by John Baker from Capita and Andy Holmes from Ernst & Young, the focus was on the changing role and skill set of L&D to meet the … Continue reading

What do you do?

“What do you do?” – You have to admit that as a question it’s actually quite pathetic isn’t it? Think about all the things that you do. Those you enjoy most. Those impact your life most. Those that define you. Of course we’re more familiar with trying to justify our existence answer with our work … Continue reading