Episode 2 – Mayday!

This article is the second part of my humble attempt to describe core elements of the HR value chain using examples provided by the modern oracle that is our television. If you’re not sure why on earth I would think something like this is a good idea or indeed you...

Episode 1 – The Innocent Man

I have definitely found, as I’ve got older, that one of my new favourite pass times is yelling at my TV. For me, nothing provides better opportunity for this than reality or documentary ‘True Crime’ programs. These normally detail a catalogue of bad decisions,...

Mini HR Series

Brace yourself for an unpopular opinion. As a serial HR Director, I had always maintained that strategic HR, its alignment with organisational strategy and impact on organisational behaviour wasn’t really that complicated at all. Not many people agreed with me....

A Fairytale of Two Cities

Or why using good psychometrics (like Leading Brains Assessments) makes good business sense So, you’ve probably heard the expression “culture eats strategy for breakfast!” Most likely you’ve heard it delivered with a smug expression by someone in the office who...

If you don’t know me by now…

So, February – widely considered to be the gloomiest month of the year – has now passed us by in a haze of division, arguments, disagreement and misunderstandings. The biggest harbinger of this February doom? Brexit? American politics? No. Valentines day. Across the...

The Truth about Brain Development

Words: 2 245 words in main article without references and exercises: Reading Time: about 7 minutes  Brain development from newborn to adult is surrounded by many assumptions, myths, and false models. This is also a singularly fascinating area – space won’t allow...

New Year, New…Who?

OK, show of hands of those who have emerged, blinking and bleary eyed, from the festive season, clutching determinedly to a mental list of newly forbidden vices? Perhaps it’s the dreaded smoking, or something to do with food and drink? Not cutting your toe nails in...