As Apple announces the return of manufacturing to America – albeit just a little – we seem to be near a social and economic tipping point that could accelerate change in the nature of work and careers. The potent mix of forces includes layoffs in the West, super-fast broadband, robotics, 3D printing and a continued [...]
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Sir Christopher Ball has achieved many remarkable things, as befits a Knight of the Realm (he was knighted for his services to education). But his most astonishing feats, in my view, have come from challenges he has set himself in recent years, and from the way he has used ‘co-coaching’ as a tool. At a [...]
Coaching and mentoring guru David Clutterbuck has been collecting research evidence for Talent and Succession practices. His latest book concludes many lack evidence or may even be damaging, and suggests this could explain why diversity at the bottom of organisations is not matched at the top. “We need to approach this as a complex adaptive [...]
An inspirational friend of Ci died earlier this year after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Wendy Butler worked for RBS for many years before suddenly learning she had months to live. Her legacy includes a series of inspiring videos to encourage others in their career, drawn from this longer interview about her own career [...]
Recent headlines have been sobering. We’ve seen the gradual painful overthrow of Libya’s dictatorship. Unexpected riots and looting in England. The anniversary of 9/11. Another rogue trader. Greece and the Euro on the brink of ruin. All this is disturbing; what does it mean? It would be foolish to attempt a single explanation. But it [...]