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The power of great conversations

What do organisations and employees have to gain from great workplace conversations? In this guest blog David North identifies the benefits – and the barriers – and sets out six ways we can strengthen conversations at work. A deep connection I love listening to the radio. Whether it’s Desert Island Discs, a Mark Kermode film […]

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Don’t be afraid of career conversations

In this blog, Jonathan Winter – CEO at The Career Innovation Company – shares advice for managers and says career conversations should be seen as an opportunity not a threat. If you’re a manager, your team may look to you for help planning their career. That can be an intimidating prospect. What is your role? […]

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Focus on 5% of your workforce…

At Ci we like to remind organisations to invest in ‘the vital many’ – the majority who get disengaged if a few ‘HiPos’ gain unfair attention. We think that’s important because too many talent practices are baloney; lacking evidence & creating self-fulfilling investments in people. Better to release untapped talent by spotting keen learners, not […]

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Get moving for physical and emotional health

Despite limited evidence for osteopathy, some advice is common sense. Osteopath Matt Langford writes: “Our bodies have evolved to function with movement… We need an optimal balance between static thinking time and the physical actions our body requires for health to flourish”. More employers are encouraging people to exercise, sit-stand desks (and even treadmill desks) […]

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too clever to be a leader?

Leaders who stand apart intellectually and are prone to complex language are less inspiring.  When the IQ gap between a leader and employees exceeds about 18 points, staff begin to rate the boss as less competent.  Meanwhile, introverts tend to pass on emergent leadership positions, due to their expectation of high stress, meaning we may […]

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