Monthly Archives: May 2013

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL CONSEQUENCES

I mentioned in a previous post that I had fallen in with a network of HR professionals over on Twitter. One of the most exciting conversations in that particular corner of the social media universe is based out of New Zealand, in the form of #nzead, hosted by Amanda Sterling & Natasha Pieterse. #nzlead is […]

SKETCHNOTE BLUE

In my last post but one I said a little bit about what I now do for a living. This post expands on that by delving into the topic of sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is a technique in which one uses imagery and diagrams in note-taking as a way of anchoring memory, concepts, context and themes. Done […]

Hacking The Hackers – An Advantage Of Adaptability

The CIPD’s Hackathon twitter account @CIPDhack recently tweeted followers asking “Rigid org structure, fear, hierarchy, centralisation – what are your enemies of adaptability?” My response was to pose the question of whether they are enemies or in fact catalysts, and I want to use this brief post to expand on that question beyond the confines […]

THE DAWN OF CREATION

This May 22nd sees the annual Carnival of HR, hosted by the irrepressible Doug Shaw. The theme of this year’s Carnival is “Beginnings” and as my contribution I have decided to put together what is perhaps the most personal post I have written. The reader will have to forgive me while I indulge in a […]

A SCHOOLBOY ERROR – WHAT THE APPRENTICE TELLS US ABOUT WORK TODAY

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HR AT THE MOVIES – THE SPEAKEASY CHALLENGE DEBATE

Nobody succeeds in a bubble and dialogue is a powerful medium for the propogation of ideas, innovation, challenge and self awareness. Julie Drybrough (@fuchsia_blue) posted a really interesting and thought-provoking piece on individual and collective contribution recently that provoked what became known as The Speakeasy Challenge. I gave my followers on Twitter the opportunity to […]