23 May 2017

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Progress, Issue 5 (Full Edition)

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.

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9 October 2017

2018 Programme Overview

Find out more about CRF's 2018 programme from this flyer. It gives a brief overview of all events and masterclasses CRF members can benefit from in the coming year.

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13 October 2017

9th International Conference Retrospective: Collaboration in a Competitive World

If you have missed CRF's 9th International Conference in Amsterdam - Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity - access a summary of all speaker presentations and conference proceeding here. Our keynote speakers included Amy C. Edmondson, Rob Cross, Hamish Taylor, Margaret Heffernan and Alex Steele.

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9 October 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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6 October 2017

Four Experiments in the Art of Collaboration

During his session at CRF's 9th International Conference, Alex Steele, Leadership Consultant and Jazz Pianist, performed with a live jazz band to conduct four experiments in the art of collaboration. With the use of jazz as an analogy, Alex demonstrated the collaborative process that can be drawn from jazz musicians: the improvisational mindset, responsiveness to change and disruption, accepting new and novel ideas, managing ambiguity and finding confidence in uncertainty.

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27 June 2017

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.

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27 February 2017

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.

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