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The CIPD report on the future of leadership development

It’s strange how in the world of business you can plough a furrowed field – often alone – for which seems like an eternity and all of a sudden you are surrounded by people who understand what you are up to, why you are doing it and are happy to announce the merits of your activity to the world. Well that is what it feels like at the moment with regard to our winning (formula)® framework. This week our framework and approach used to develop client leaders in the workplace has been given the thumbs up by no less an [...]

Posted by johnstein on September 21st, 2012 under CIPD, Leadership Development, the winning formula Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Boosting growth through better management

With age comes experience, and I certainly felt the wise sage when I read the latest research findings from the CIPD. The Institute has “discovered” that there is a reality gap between managers’ belief in their ability to manage, and employees’ perception of how they are managed. This matters, because leadership and management skills are essential skills for growth, and a small increase in capability among managers would make a significant contribution to productivity and growth. None of this, however, is a surprise to me. Over the last 18 years, we have conducted literally hundreds of employee surveys along the [...]

Posted by johnstein on May 11th, 2012 under CIPD, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey  •  No Comments

Training in a Downturn – Luxury or Lifeline?

CIPD research recently revealed organisations have cut training budgets by an average of 52 per cent. And this at a time when many employees will jump ship if they get a better offer elsewhere. Therein lies the rub; no business with aspirations to grow can afford to lose good staff, nor can it afford to invest heavily in training.

Posted by Manager on January 13th, 2012 under CIPD, The Role of the Consultant/Coach Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments