The fifth issue of Progress takes a look at a number of topics including the future of work, learning from crises, why leaders should embrace failure, the future of HR and how it can deliver business results, ‘political savvy’ in a work environment and practical tips on selecting your next executive search firm.
It includes contributions from:
Daniel Franklin, Deputy Editor at The Economist;
Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership & Management at Harvard Business School;
Mike Haffenden, Director of Corporate Research Forum;
Matt Nixon, Principal at Disraeli Group;
Steve Wing, Director at Strategic Dimensions;
Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning.
We welcome your feedback and views on the topics addressed and would encourage you to share them with us.
Previous issues of Progress can be accessed on the CRF website.
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.
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.
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.
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. Join us for this unique event to bring improvements to your organisational performance.