Category: HR, Emotional Intelligence & Behaviour

HR and Talent Predictions for 2017

2017 will be a challenging, exciting, and transformational year for HR and business leaders around the world. Topics like the future of work, organizational design, culture and feedback, and design thinking in HR will prompt us to stretch our thinking, expand our roles, and drive us closer to the business.

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Ways to Manage Your Career When You’re NOT Looking for a Job

The level of responsibility that goes hand in hand with an executive role can leave little time to think about personal career management. And when your greatest career advances have been thanks to your ability to improve performance, drive change, and develop your organization, it may feel like focusing on business results is managing your career. Besides, your current role may be such a great opportunity and challenge that the thought of “what’s next” may not even come to mind yet.

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Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?

Sound familiar? You need a free stretch of time to tackle a problem or concentrate on a piece of writing. But diversions and interruptions keep coming: emails, texts, just one more spin through the Facebook news feed.

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The Active Job Seeker Dilemma Study

Future Workplace, a research firm dedicated to rethinking and re-imagining the workplace, and Beyond, The Career Network, today announced results of a national survey that found a disconnect between employers and job seekers.

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The future of work (or the lack of it)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape.

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The Tone From The Top: How Behaviour Trumps Strategy

Ian Muir is a highly experienced senior business adviser who works with leadership teams and individuals to improve organisational performance. Spectrum has been privileged to host Ian as a keynote speaker at one of our previous events.

Ian has just published: ‘The Tone From The Top: How Behaviour Trumps Strategy”.

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Ascending to the C-suite

Making a successful transition to the C-suite is a challenge for any executive. A recent McKinsey Global Survey on executive transitions, asked C-level respondents how they managed the business, culture, team, and self-management aspects of their new jobs.

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DOT EVERYONE

Martha Lane Fox has created a petition at change.org urging the government to set up DOT EVERYONE – a new institution tasked with making Britain the most digital nation on the planet.

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Wake-up Call: Why Everyone Needs More Sleep

Globalization, flex hours and the work-at-home smartphone ever aglow are robbing many workers of sleep, and the consequences go beyond coming into the office with dark circles under the eyes. Several recent studies find that productivity, creativity and workplace morale are all taking a hit as a quickening capitalist society and the human need for getting to REM jostle for attention.

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Do optimistic executives get paid less?

The pay of senior executives has long been a hot-button issue in management. But, for the first time, an empirical study that measures CEO optimism, through option exercise decisions and earnings forecasts, shows that boards can exploit the very common human bias of optimism to negotiate lower compensation packages for CEOs.

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How to Select the Right CEO – Hollywood Style

What makes a great CEO? Why do many star at one company yet fail at another? Why do some lose the magic as the company expands?

The answer, of course, is different situations require different types of CEOs. To help identify the multiple characteristics of executives in this leading role, here are eight ‘CEO types’ and when to cast each one.

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