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Developing personal agency for career growth

Does life happen to us or are we possibly drivers of our own future? Nathan Iverson, PhD argues first for a mindset of human agency and second outlines practical steps for building agency for career growth and job satisfaction in ourselves and others.   The vast majority of our day-to-day decisions are made automatically (Kahneman, […]

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Help employees adapt their careers for the future of work

The business press is full of stories about the ways technological advances are disrupting careers: how we work, where we work, and even whether we’ll work. Recent ‘Careers of Tomorrow’ research I conducted for The Career Innovation Company shows that HR leaders are well aware of the implications of increasing automation for their workforce. In […]

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Sailing round Britain, reflecting on what enables places to thrive

For six months I’m circumnavigating Britain, celebrating the people and places of these islands. Already I’m looking back at a succession of historic ports in the East and North. What’s their story? Many of these places have experienced the decline of the industries that made them. Dover has seen its ferry services cut. Ipswich no […]

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L&D barking up the wrong tree?

Employees need to learn new skills – and fast. Shockingly only 21% of staff feel very well equipped to do their job well, according to a recent UK survey. Published by City & Guilds, the research pins the blame on poor learning design. Of course it makes sense to create training courses that are as […]

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Redesigning teams to be more agile

We worked with Telecom New Zealand in their hey-day, so we were interested to read of their decline and rise in recent years. In 2014 they became ‘Spark New Zealand’ as part of a big plan to go agile. The change had no ‘plan B’. They cut functional silos, and formed cross-functional ‘squads’. It meant […]

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