Learning Agility – Leadership Development through “disruptive experiences”

Jerry Connor (2011) wrote a very interesting article in People Management, the magazine of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In it Jerry describes learning agility and its perceived importance in developing future leaders in organisations. He defines learning agility as the “ability to learn from experiences and to apply that learning to[…]

Desperately seeking OD – Shaking off the HR best-practice straight jacket

This post offers a brief summary of the similarities and differences between OD and HR as fields of practice. It also offers a view on the challenges HR is currently facing and how the field of OD could be the source of insight it badly needs. Let’s first look at the similarities. There is one[…]

Employer Branding – Lessons from London 2012

In the run up to London 2012, I attended a breakfast seminar put on by MDH recruitment. The focus was talent attraction and retention. The speakers were Paul Modley, then Head of Recruitment at the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Anna Herko, Head of Learning, Leadership & Talent at Shop[…]