Lucy Knight 10 March 2017

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HR Modernisation – BP Case Study

In this case study from BP, Lucy Knight looks ath the HR modernisation programme at BP. The case study addresses the pressures from the external environment (oil price, changing context, demographic changes, technology) and why the programme was undertaken, implications for line manager accountability, lessons along the way and the value being delivered to the business.

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23 May 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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9 June 2017

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.

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9 June 2017

Political Skills in Organizations

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.

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2 June 2017

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.

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10 March 2017

Post-Meeting Review Notes: Thriving in Complex Systems

We are living in an age of complexity, with multiple, unrelated factors coming together in unpredictable ways to create situations where old solutions no longer work – they demand new ways of thinking, behaving and organising. CRF's masterclass on 8 March 2017 set out to discuss the factors leading to this complexity and how to deal with it, becoming aware of the traps we can fall into, and building the capability to lead in new ways. Doing this in practice was illustrated through two case study organisations, Tesco and BP.

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14 July 2016

Progress - Issue 4: Meeting complexity with Smart Simplicity

Within this fourth edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group, provides a short overview of the 'Smart Simplicity' principles designed to make people more autonomous, cooperative, and efficient.

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