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December 16th 2019

CRFCast - Organisation Development - Does the World Need OD? with Chris Worley

In conversation with Professor Chris Worley, expert in organisation design and development, we discuss CRF’s Organisation Development Manifesto. Our conversation covers why OD is an essential capability for organisations to develop, the current state of the OD field, how OD practitioners can up their game in helping improving the effectiveness of their organisations, and how we can build greater agility into organisation design.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Design
  • Organisation Development
  • HR Strategy
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December 11th 2019

CRFCast - The Sponsor Effect: How Sponsorship Improves Leadership Capability and Diversity at the Top, with Sylvia Ann Hewlett

In conversation with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an expert in talent and gender issues, we discuss her latest book, The Sponsor Effect: How to Be a Better Leader by Investing in Others. We discuss how sponsorship can enhance the careers of sponsors themselves as well as their protégés, why it’s sponsorship, and not mentorship, that really counts in progressing the leadership careers of women and minorities, and how we can design impactful sponsorship programmes in our organisations.

  • Tags
  • Leadership
  • Organisation Design
  • Leadership Development
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December 10th 2019

CRFCast - Leadership in the Age of Expertise with Wanda Wallace

One of the toughest transitions for leaders is progressing from a role where your value is largely driven by expertise, into a broader spanning role, which demands a different set of skills, relationships and a change in mindset about the value you add as a leader. In conversation with Wanda Wallace, author of You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise, we discuss how leaders can anticipate and prepare for the transitions required, and practical advice on what this means for leadership models and strategies for leadership development in our organisations.

  • Tags
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • HR Strategy
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December 9th 2019

CRFCast - Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? with Professor David Grayson

In conversation with David Grayson, expert in corporate responsibility and sustainability, we discuss CRF’s research Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? We explore the latest trends, how corporate responsibility interacts with employee experience, the critical role of leaders in promoting sustainability, and how HR should attend to organisation culture in order to successfully embed responsible business strategies.

  • Tags
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Social Responsibility
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July 22nd 2019

CRFCast - HR's Role in Creating the Conditions for Innovation with Howard Yu

We live in a world where everything can be copied, and competitive advantage can be short-lived. What do organisations that sustain high performance over decades do differently? And how can HR create the conditions for long-term success? We discuss with IMD Professor Howard Yu, author of Leap: How to Thrive in A World Where Everything Can be Copied.

  • Tags
  • Innovation
  • Organisational Culture
  • Creativity
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June 28th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave with Rahaf Harfoush

Technology is fundamentally changing how we connect with each other, leading to new behaviours, belief systems and social norms. However, the ethical and moral standards that determine how to behave are not keeping pace. In conversation with Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush, we discuss what the evolving digital culture means for relationships at work and beyond, how organisations need to adapt to an age of information overload, and the implications for HR.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Digital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Organisation Development
  • Risk
  • Talent Management
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June 26th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Leading Transformation with Kyle Nel

Discussing Kyle’s book, Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future, we discuss why so so few organisation transformation efforts are successful, and how we can increase the odds of achieving desired results. We explore some novel methods for stimulating and sustaining behaviour change, for example using brain scanners to measure customer reactions, or telling the story of the anticipated future state through science fiction.

  • Tags
  • Leadership
  • Organisation Development
  • Time Management
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May 31st 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Agile HR: Sky UK Case Study with Tracey Waters

Tracey Waters, Head of People Engagement and Development at Sky UK, discusses how her team have deployed agile development techniques to transform their working methods and increase the business impact of learning and development. Tracey describes four behaviours that underpin Sky’s approach: being collaborative, iterative, data-driven and person-centric. We discuss some practical lessons learned from implementing agile.

  • Tags
  • Agility
  • Capability Building
  • Career Planning
  • Developing Employees
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Organisation Development
  • Research & Development
  • Risk
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May 30th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Agile HR: What, How and Why? with Natal Dank

Natal Dank, who leads the global Agile HR Community, discusses how HR is going agile. Many HR teams are adopting agile development methods to increase effectiveness, improve collaboration, and become more business and customer-focused. We explore the skills and mindsets needed to implement agile in HR, and the pitfalls to avoid.

  • Tags
  • Agility
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Developing Employees
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Meetings
  • Organisation Development
  • Risk
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May 17th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan

Face-to-face communication is becoming rarer in the modern workplace, with ever more interactions taking place virtually. However, research shows that virtual communication is much less effective, and it’s hard to build trust that’s essential to effective relationships at work. In conversation with Nick Morgan, author of Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, we discuss the pitfalls, how to improve virtual communication, and the role HR policies can play.

  • Tags
  • Coaching
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Security & Privacy
  • Transformation
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