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Are Leaders Born or Bred?

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Written by John Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

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Are leaders born or bred? It’s a persistent question. Some senior managers and policy makers believe absolutely that leaders are bred, that a leader must come from the right background. Others argue strongly that anyone can be made into a leader given the right training. So who’s right?

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The ‘why, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of training in change management

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Written by John Berry on 22nd August 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

5 min read


Some use the term ‘entertrainment’ to describe how trainers deliver an enjoyable event without actually imparting knowledge. It's often that way in the training of change management as trainers make the mistake of assuming that change is led by a great leader rather than managed by a great manager with leadership skills. Here's how to avoid training being nothing but a distant memory - and a plastic folder full of slides.

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Training Effectiveness: ensuring successful skills acquisition

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Written by John Berry on 6th May 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

29 min read


Training is an intervention in the employee’s working life, hopefully to the benefit of both employer and employee. This paper asks what activities are needed to ensure that the training is a success and that learning results. This learning, moderated by the trainee’s motivation on the job, will then generate the desired behaviour change.This paper identifies three phases in training: pre-training, training and post-training, and explains why all three are equally important.

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Does a redundancy payment to an employee get posted on the P&L or balance sheet?

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Written by John Berry on 6th May 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

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Any redundancy payment that an employer makes to an employee is part of pay and hence is an expense accounted for on the employer's profit and loss account, taken in the month in which the redundancy occurs.

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No redundancy procedure? Build one now!

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Written by John Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

4 min read


Redundancy occurs when a firm finds that it has a ‘diminished need for work of a particular kind’. When a firm decides that it does indeed have need of less labour, it must follow its own published procedures in making staff redundant and these procedures must be fair and lawful. But if you don't have a redundancy procedure, you will trip!

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Making Staff Redundant: top tips

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Written by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 16th November 2020.

5 min read


Determine a redundancy process and follow the process completely. A sensitive and fair approach will avoid the need for your employees to ask ‘why me?’ and then ‘am I being treated fairly?' followed swiftly by ‘can I take a case to Employment Tribunal?’ Here are some top tips for managers when making staff redundant.

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