The frightening statistics around retirement

Retirement, and particularly pensions, have been in the news a lot in recent times. As someone who can see 60 looming it is a topic of growing personal interest. The plain truth of the matter is we have a huge crisis looming and somebody, sometime soon, is going have to do something about it. Quite Read more about The frightening statistics around retirement[…]

Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?

Critical conversations were the central topic of our latest Investors in People (IiP) Champion Series Event. Aimed primarily at CEOs and MDs, these events explore key aspects of leadership and management and are made possible by the generous help of IiP South and Grant Thornton. As we quickly established, thinking about critical conversations as bruising, Read more about Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?[…]

Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent

Wow. I seem to have stirred up a hornet’s nest. I’ve had quite a few recruiters contact me challenging my closing comments in a recent Pulse article. As a reminder what I said was:- “Having too much talent can be as problematic as not having enough. You only have to look to some sports to Read more about Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent[…]

Too much talent? Five questions leaders need to ask themselves.

Who’s afraid of talent? I suspect a lot more people than you might first think. While organisations constantly proclaim they want more talent, many managers I meet don’t sing from the same hymn sheet. You see talented people can be as challenging as they are rewarding. And as demanding as they may be resourceful. Talent Read more about Too much talent? Five questions leaders need to ask themselves.[…]