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27 June 2017
Executive Summary: Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance
Ninety six percent (96%) of respondents to a recent CRF survey believe that an organisation’s capacity for learning can be a source of competitive advantage. And yet surveys consistently show that the proportion of business leaders who are satisfied with their Learning function’s performance remains stuck at around 20%. The executive summary summs up key themes and findings of the full research report.
This paper from the Journal of Management was kindly shared by our speaker, Oliver James. It defines characteristics and dimensions of political skills, as well as effects of political skills on self and others.
The Dirty Dozen: A Concise Measure of the Dark Triad
This article on the three dark aspect of personality - narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, also known as the 'Dark Triad' - was shared by our speaker, Oliver James. The paper, published by American Psychological Association, explores each of the traits and discusses a 12-item measure of the the 'Dark Triad' developed by the researchers.
CRF Learning Programme: Commercial Thinking for HR
This HR Development Programme focuses on business impact, what it means and how to achieve it, especially in HR. Focus will be placed on understanding financial metrics for those not based in financial jobs and to understand how value is created in organisations. It is aimed at HR Managers, HR Business Partners and functional HR specialists. The programme will help attendees appreciate what commercial acumen is, understand strategy and help HR professionals create value for their organisations. The programme is lead by Doctor Rebecca Homkes, Teaching Fellow at London Business School and Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning.
CRF Learning Programme: Becoming an Effective OD & Change Leader
The final HR Development Programme in 2017 is designed to build the capability and confidence of senior HR, L&D and OD professionals to work effectively withing their organisations, and to bring about more successful and sustainable change outcomes. It is aimed at HR, L&D and OD professionals with 5+ years' experience of supporting organisational change. The programme is lead by Dr L. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, a leading thinker in organisational change management field.
This issue of Progress, CRF's e-magazine, is fifth in the series and covers a range of topics from future of work to finding your next executive search firm. Progress was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we operate in.
Post-meeting review notes: Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future
These post-meeting review notes summarise key messages and ideas from CRF's member meeting - 'Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future', which was held in partnership with IMD Business School on 3rd and 4th April 2017. If you have missed this CRF member meeting, the notes will provide a detailed summary of all presentations, as well as practical ideas you can consider to encourage innovative thinking within your organisation.
Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future
This presentation summarises the key themes and ideas from CRF's member meeting - 'Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future', which was held in partnership with IMD Business School on 3rd and 4th April 2017. Our main speakers, Professor Bill Fisher and Howard Yu, explored innovation dynamics, speed of change and organisational implications whilst case studies from Sky, Steelcase and W.L. Gore explored innovative practices in their organisations.
CRF's upcoming programme is aimed at senior and experienced HR professionals, likely to be on high potential programmes, enabling this to be integrated into your own HR talent management programmes. With first module of the programme starting on 9 May 2017, the programme will share the insights of existing board level HRD’s and business leaders to create an individualised programme to develop capability in the areas attendees most require.