5 of the Best … Good Cause Organisations

Good cause businesses should have more attention. There are lots of them everywhere in the world that support wonderful causes. Here are 5 exceptional social enterprises that make a change around the world: This Foreigner Can A social enterprise with a purpose to improve the lives of migrants by supporting them to eventually become entrepreneurs.…

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Big Data by Bernard Marr

Big Data is an expression that we hear often but not everybody understands what it is and how to use it beneficially. Bernard Marr’s book is a guidebook for all businesses on harnessing the potential of data. He argues that data by itself is valueless, data only has value if it is converted to insight–…

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5 of the Best … Quotes on strengths

Formium Development team believe in a strength-based leadership approach. Leaders should concentrate on developing strengths instead of fixing weaknesses. Practicing a positive approach will likely help you and your organisation to become a lot more authentic and also more effective. Read our most-liked quotes on strengths:  What’s your favourite quote on strengths? Share with the…

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Ensure that people know what is expected of them

When I talk to managers and leaders, the theme of high performance is a frequent topic of conversation. We can all agree that being an excellent organisation and delivering exceptional products or services are very important, but does everyone we work with know what we actually mean by excellence in the day-to-day? 6 methods to…

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Strength-based Recruitment

Capp founder Alex Linley defines a strength as ‘‘something that you do well and enjoy doing. When using a strength, people feel authentic and energised as they deliver successful performance.’’ We asked Gurpal Minhas, Head of Customer Solutions at Capp & Co Ltd (www.capp.co) , to explain strength-based hiring. Capp work with a range of UK…

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Positive Change Management webinar replay

In today’s fast changing environment agility and the ability to make change effectively is a key organisational requirement. According to research many change management initiatives fail, risking employee’s resistance and change fatigue. View this webinar recording to explore: • The key change management mistakes to avoid • Successful approaches to effectively leading change • How…

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How to build a strong team

10 leadership actions to help your team flourish 1. Develop a team that is made up of people with different experiences and strengths. Successful teams are diverse, with a wide range of complementary strengths; each person performing in the role that plays to their strengths and in which they can thrive. This approach makes the…

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5 of the best…influencers on Twitter

Exceptional leaders hardly ever stop learning, they know they can always improve themselves. Twitter is a great resource for thoughts, ideas and good examples. Here are just some of the top influencers that we follow and retweet on leadership skills or company culture. Check out our selection: Through Alison Green’s Ask a Manager profile you…

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Women in leadership

A summary of  Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, presented a TED Talk on why are there so few women in leadership positions. Her book, Lean In started from that 15 minute talk. Sandberg’s argument is that excuses and justifications will not get women anywhere. In her book she…

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3 ways to create a high performance culture

  Does culture matter? Recent research carried out by James Heskett at Harvard Business School suggests that 20%-30% of corporate performance can be attributed to a positive, strong performance culture. As Edgar Schein, probably the most prolific and oft-quoted researcher and author in the area of culture, suggested: “The only thing of real importance that…

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