Organisations are still mistaking functional ability as a sign of leadership potential says Justin Hughes, former Red Arrows pilot and founder of Mission Excellence.
‘In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompe More...16 December 2008 15:00
Line managers will come under pressure during the economic downturn, affecting their teams' productivity, an expert warned. Penny de Valk, chief executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management, has warned that managers will ignore their t More...04 November 2008 10:11
People working in business are becoming increasingly concerned over the ability of their bosses to deal with the worsening economic climate due to a lack of experience, according to research by executive leadership and development consultancy The More...29 October 2008 11:13
Claire Wilson, the Head of Strategic Resourcing at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), is to reveal how the organisation finds and grows talent at A&DC Leadership Development Forum in November. The DWP is the biggest governm More...22 October 2008 14:41
For the first time in my 10 years of writing about HR and reward strategies, the subject is at the top of the international political agenda. All because misaligned performance pay has been a major contributory factor in the biggest financial crisis sin More...03 October 2008 16:35
Business leaders around the world are battling against the odds to do a great job, with poor preparation for the role the biggest barrier to success.
Those working in multinational organisations are the most ill-prepared to do their jobs, while UK More...27 August 2008 12:33
Future CEOs can be recognised by their high energy levels, a desire to be in charge, and the ability to cut through complexity, a survey has found. The Pulse on Leaders study of senior executives and CEOs by Personnel Decision International More...28 July 2008 11:23
Most would agree that good relationships in the workplace between and among managers and staff should improve performance and productivity. Sukhwant Bal believes coaching-like conversations are key to this process . Too many managers are much too bu More...22 July 2008 10:00
Manchester based, Total Excellence Centre , beat off three other training organisations to win a contract worth £250k.
The two year contract is to design and deliver a tailor-made leadership development programme for Urenco UK Limited, t More...16 July 2008 11:46
A report into the future of the UK public sector has called for changes to the make-up of government departments - including the addition of a new director position. The Review of the Public Services Industry by economist DeAnne Julius call More...11 July 2008 10:20
A new survey by the DDI and the CIPD has revealed - not that it comes as much of a surprise - that the standard of leadership among British businesses is poor. And while the Daily Mail readers among you may lay this at the door of negligent parents, poo More...10 June 2008 10:00
Blame has got a bad name. But if HR wants to demonstrate its value, it really ought to start pointing the finger. As Sir Alan Sugar prepares to point the finger for the last time in the current series of The Apprentice , struggling to make a decisio More...09 June 2008 00:00
Action learning, 360-degree feedback and coaching and mentoring have been cited as the most effective methods of leadership development, according to a survey by Personnel Today's sister publication Employment Review . The IRS Leadership Developm More...09 June 2008 00:00
HR news and analysis including: the Heyday case on the compulsory retirement age will be heard on 2 July - employers are warned to prepare now for its outcome as they could be liable for age discrimination leadership consultancy DDI and HR direct More...06 June 2008 14:13
All RAC staff are encouraged to think like leaders, according to the road services group's HR director.
John Harkness told Personnel Today that the policy was part of a wider drive to improve staff retention and satisfaction.
"We made it clear More...06 June 2008 12:56
Workplace leaders are dazed and confused about their futures as chief executives and HR professionals are failing to provide clear plans for career progression, research has revealed. The Global Leadership Forecast 2008-09 by business leadership c More...06 June 2008 12:43
Nearly a decade of employers trying to develop leaders has been for nothing, according to a new report.
The Global Leadership Forecast 2008/2009 , released by business leadership consultancy DDI and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developm More...04 June 2008 10:24
You probably give considerable thought to the recruitment process, producing carefully worded advertisements, setting inventive tests and sitting through rigorous interviews, but how well do you know your existing staff?
If an outsider asked you to More...27 May 2008 00:00
There will be more jobs available this year than applicants qualified to fill them, according to research. A shrinking workforce and ageing population will leave 2008 as the year of the empty desk, with employers needing to alter recruiting strategie More...21 May 2008 10:37
Local government HR chiefs justify their six-figure reward packages as delivering value for complex organisations. The revelation that at least nine local council HR chiefs took home six-figure salaries last year would have raised a few eyebrows am More...03 April 2008 11:40