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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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 […]
I’m writing this sitting at the chart table of a sailing boat, in the midst of circumnavigating the UK and Ireland (www.GTnova.info). As a result, I’m seeing different places, talking to different people, and thinking about what it takes for towns and cities to thrive, economically and socially. This morning I was chatting with a […]
Want to build a diverse workplace? Most do. Yet achieving it is still problematic. This was the topic of a recent NICEC symposium led by Rosemary McLean, Sharon Peake and Valerie Rowles. Barriers facing women reaching senior roles are both cultural and structural. Interestingly the not-for-profit sector seems to fare better, so lessons might be […]
Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity annually. The World Bank found 132m girls worldwide do not attend school. This is not just a third world problem. In the UK, period poverty prevents girls from attending school every month. This compromises the pipeline of […]