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Do we need more clarity about CIPD qualifications?

So enter my slightly troubled candidate… Her route to achieving PAC had not been smooth. Cullen Scholefield helped her gain PAC and she became a Chartered Member of CIPD. All should therefore be smooth sailing? Perhaps not…. Enter the opportunity for a new role in her organisation – exciting!

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Don’t Panic!

Cullen Scholefield’s Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, will be leading the discussion on this subject at this month’s Circle of Peers meetings. Entitled “The Compassionate Leader”, Maureen will be sharing the latest trends and research, and discussing how those leaders who can demonstrate a more self-aware, emotionally-intelligent, holistic and empathic approach to their business and their people generate more engagement, loyalty, productivity and financial returns for their business.

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The Compassionate Leader

Cullen Scholefield’s Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield, will be leading the discussion on this subject at this month’s Circle of Peers meetings. Entitled “The Compassionate Leader”, Maureen will be sharing the latest trends and research, and discussing how those leaders who can demonstrate a more self-aware, emotionally-intelligent, holistic and empathic approach to their business and their people generate more engagement, loyalty, productivity and financial returns for their business.

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Bending and Flexing

The May issue of People Management fits in so well to the theme of this week’s blog! Serendipity or what? So Peter Cheese talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how innovation is a growing trend. Some organisations and people have always been innovative. I wonder what makes them like that?

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Bobbing and Weaving

I started to think about what makes an organisation or business last so long. Is it resilience or a real sense of purpose? Is it agility or innovation? Is it the ability to roll with the punches of recessions and the fast paced world we live in? Is it about having the right people in the right place with the right skills and the right values?

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What makes a team?

So that all sounds pretty heavy and work related. Reflecting on this time I was delighted with the amount of laughter! It was good to be reminded again that work should be fun! I strongly believe that teams who play together naturally produce amazing results. So the message for leaders is to really encourage that natural sense of fun in the workplace – and they should not be afraid of making fun of themselves either.

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Doing the Right Thing

It was lovely to see that Ridgeview Estate has won not one award but five at the 2016 TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Recognition spurs us all on and to be exporting English sparkling wine to America is no mean achievement either. Now you could say why am I interested in Ridgeview? Well of course my penchant for bubbly is well known!

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Trends, Trends & Trends

Trending for March, our top recommendation is Deloitte’s latest report: ‘Engaging the 21st-century workforce’. And while you’re at it, if you haven’t looked at their earlier reports, it’s fascinating to see a consistent, but constantly evolving message…

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The Future Has Arrived

We were reminded of where we came from, the history of how L&D emerged from ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek practice, through Vestibule Training, Role Playing, Apprenticing, Sitting with Nellie, Job Instruction Training and now Learning & Development via Process Manuals, CBT, eLearning and blended learning.

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A Cooper coup for CIPD and Christmas Celebrations!

[et_pb_row] What great news from CIPD yesterday!  A new President in the shape of Professor Sir Cary Cooper.   Anyone who attended the keynote speech at the CIPD Annual Conference this November will have seen the great synergy between Peter Cheese and Cary Cooper.  ...

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Air miles? Extra miles?

[et_pb_row] Those of you who follow the blog will know that the team has been travelling a bit lately!   So whether it be our lovely Isle of Man or Gibraltar, or the more exotic Abu Dhabi and Dubai, I reckon we have clocked up thousands of air miles! This got me...

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A tale of two hotels

[et_pb_row] So here we are in the amazing UAE.  Our first stop was Abu Dhabi and we are now in Dubai.  The lifestyle and the architecture is fabulous.  The two hotels that we have been staying in are really beautiful and it has been interesting to reflect on how the...

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Up close and personal

[et_pb_row] It is fascinating to personally experience what you are talking about.  You can’t have missed that our next round of Circle of Peers events focuses on the topic of Resilience. The first event was this week in London at the Institute of Directors.  Carol,...

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A coterie of Cs

[et_pb_row] It has been one of those weeks really.  I am up at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester. The welcome was charismatically delivered by Peter Cheese and then the keynote, by Professor Sir Gary Cooper CBE to give him his full title, was...

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What makes a great leader?

[et_pb_row] I so believe in serendipity! I was asked to talk to a large HR team this week. Getting there meant a train trip so I like to have some knitting with me – something to do with a low boredom threshold I reckon! Some people really think I knit! My sort of...

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Daring to dream on a megascale

[et_pb_row] Is this just me being a hopelessly positive person or is it really possible do something with ideas that seem phantasmagorical at the time? The Back to the Future celebrations yesterday were fun with many serious organisations playing – for me this is just...

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Cullen Scholefield goes Bolly mad?

[et_pb_row] Don’t worry no Bollinger – that would be too fabulous! Working hard and playing hard is as applicable now as it was in the 1980’s.  I love having fun!   It is great to be able facilitate this and participate in fun activities, so how better to achieve this...

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