2017 International Conference Brochure: Collaboration in a Competitive World – Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity
CRF's 9th International Conference is taking place between 2 and 4 October 2017. The theme for this year's conference is 'Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity'. The conference will explore various aspects of collaboration, including teaming and teamwork, cross-sector collaboration, improving performance through social network analysis, leading in the connected world and the downsides of collaboration. The conference speakers joining us will be:
Dr Margaret Heffernan - Author and Producer
Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Rob Cross - Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business, Babson College
Hamish Taylor - Innovation Consultant and Former CEO
Alex Steele - Jazz Pianist and Consultant
To find out more about the conference, the conference themes and our speaker, please download the conference brochure. Join us for this unique event to assess collaboration withing your organisation and bring improvements to your organisational performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Uncertain World - Interview with Dr. Margaret Heffernan
In this short video from our 8th International Conference in Prague, we ask our Chairman - Margaret Heffernan - about her impressions and discuss the increasing rate of change the business are facing, as well as how organisations can better prepare for the future in a climate of increasing uncertainty.
During the three days at CRF's 8th International Conference in Prague, our experts have guided us to look a decade ahead and broaden our understanding of the key political, economic, social and technological influences that will impact on our organisations, our people - and ourselves.
The conference retrospective summarises the key messages from our speakers - Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Professor Arturo Bris, Ed Carr, Dr Carsten Sørensen and Professor Ian Goldin.