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Fostering innovation and changing culture: Trimester 1, Webinar 3

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 30th May 2019.01 min read

• Defining innovation and the role of innovation in achieving competitive advantage.
• Understanding how people come to innovate.
• Understanding why it's essential to get the right culture to have employees innovate.
• Defining culture and how to express and drive culture change.
• Determining how to achieve innovation in an organisation.

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Well-being: Productivity and Happiness at Work

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.02 min read

Psychological wellbeing is important. This book puts it simply: poor psychological wellbeing degrades worker performance and business outcomes. The book draws appropriately on academic research findings to make and justify the argument.

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Introduction to growing and developing your people: Trimester 2, Webinar 1

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.01 min read

  • Basic ideas about human competencies and behaviours
  • Introducing competency frameworks
  • Basic ideas about what enables people to learn
  • Re-visiting the link between personal characteristics and performance
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Lean In

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019.02 min read

Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook. Her book considers why women are rarely found in high-powered leadership roles. Writing from her view point, and drawing on examples of other high-profile women, she addresses women offering suggestions to help empower them to reach their potential.

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Delusions of Gender

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.04 min read

If you’re someone who believes that men and women are fundamentally different and that men are naturally better at some things while women are better at others, buckle up and get ready to have your assumptions and understanding challenged. Cordelia Fine does an excellent job in arguing that cognitive and behavioural differences between men and women are not innate but are socially constructed.

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Black Box Thinking

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019.02 min read

Using case studies, this book links action and in-action to performance and improvement. Matthew Syed explores how mistakes can lead to higher performance and new ways of working. But only if mistakes are embraced and used as a learning aid. Here we review the book and give you our thoughts on the message it intends to get across.

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