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July 18th 2018

'Star Performers': Worth the Investment?

A critical business advantage of investing in good resourcing practices is that these practices help businesses to predict tomorrow’s star performers. Why are star performers so valuable to a business?

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  • Talent
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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January 12th 2018

HR Directors' Briefing Paper: Facing Disruption

Are you worried about potential disruptors within your business field and how they might affect the future of your organisation? Perhaps, you have identified some already and need effective strategies to prepare your business? In this paper we highlight some new or newish trends that may significantly influence your business and suggest some coping mechanisms to ensure that both HR and the overall business can survive in the face of new challenges.

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  • Risk & Governance
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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December 15th 2017

End of Year Review - 2017

What did 2017 look like for us? Well...nearly 2,000 HR professionals attended CRF-led events, with over 300 hours of learning delivered. 400 senior HR and business leaders joined us in Amsterdam for our 9th International Conference and 200 participants attended CRF Learning programmes. Download our 2017 summary to find out more about our key deliverables from the past 12 months.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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October 9th 2017

Reclaiming Your Day: How Successful People Manage Collaborative Overload

The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade. Collaborative time demands have risen by more than 50 percent over the past decade, and most knowledge workers or leaders now spend 85 percent or more of their work time on email, in meetings and on the phone. To help address this critical issue, Rob's team conducted both quantitative and qualitative research over the past several years looking into collaborative overload. Download this article, kindly shared with CRF by Rob Cross, to find out how top executive can reclaime 18 - 24% of their time spent on collaborative tasks.

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May 23rd 2017

Progress, Issue 5 (Full Edition)

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.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Learning & Development
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May 23rd 2017

Why leaders seeking innovation must first embrace failure

Are you interested to boost innovation within your organisation, or see how HR can assist? Then read this article by Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, to understand why learning from failure matters and where leadership sits in this equation.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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October 12th 2016

Scanning the Periphery

The biggest dangers to a company are the ones you don't see coming. Understanding these threats - and anticipating opportunities - requires strong peripheral vision. In this article, Paul Schoemaker expands on the concepts covered in his third talk at CRF's 8th International Conference.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Risk & Governance
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October 12th 2016

Taboo Scenarios: How to Think About the Unthinkable

Taboos are a universal feature of social systems. Even the most avowedly open-minded organizations place tacit constraints on what can be said and even thought. Business leaders ignore these constraints at their peril. This article by Paul Schoemaker and Phil Tetlock examines the role of the sacred, profane, and taboo in society, and links these phenomena to the psychology of moral outrage.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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October 12th 2016

Nelson Mandela as A Strategic Leader

Nelson Mandela's life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. In this article, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela's remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela's strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power sharing, and a strong focus on the future, not the past.

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October 12th 2016

The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

In rapidly changing business landscapes, executives need the ability to quickly spot both new opportunities and hidden risks. Asking the right questions can help you broaden your perspectives - and make smarter decisions. This article will show you how.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Risk & Governance
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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