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I wonder who coined the phrase "Human Resource"? It's never rested that comfortably with me. As a phrase it seems to legitimise the use of people as a disposable resource, ranking human beings alongside raw materials, products or equipment in the business machine. Further still, we hear - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 26.11.14
Every second book on the airport shelf seems to offer help for those needing to step up from manager to leader. Packed with the latest research and theories, they offer advice on making the shift from commanding to inspiring, from organising to setting direction, from budgeting to prioritising. - Read More...
 
Posted by HelenS on 25.11.14
Last week the CIPD ran a headline suggesting that ‘half of current occupations won’t exist by 2025’. This announcement follows a lot of recent talk proposing the idea that we are rapidly approaching a workplace revolution where a significant number of jobs currently done by human beings will be - Read More...
 
Posted by GrahameB on 20.11.14
Helen Keller, blind and deaf from the age of 19 months, said "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing".It's a philosophy that I have always promoted within Impact. The best learning and development experiences are those that have an element of adventure woven into them.So what do we mean by - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 19.11.14
Why do organisations invest in people development, and what do they expect from their investment?Surely, the main reason is to achieve individual and organisational change in behaviour. Whether the focus is leadership, team work, integration, evolving cultures, innovation or whatever, the ultimate - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 13.11.14
In our work around the world we see lots and lots of organisations grappling with the need to demonstrate to the wider world that they are ‘values-led’. We have experienced companies going through huge internal consultation and workshop-led processes to define and commit to a list of values that - Read More...
 
Posted by GrahameB on 13.11.14
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At the heart of our work is our mission, "To Inspire and Develop". All of us at Impact are motivated by helping people achieve their full potential. To be as good as they can be. It's an ambition that we weave into every programme we design and every learning architecture that we create and it's an - Read More...
 
Posted by davidw on 06.11.14
Benjamin Zander, the world famous orchestra conductor and inspirational speaker, has a wonderful phrase: “What gives you shiny eyes?” Whether we know it or not we all need something to aim for and something to act as a compass (moral or otherwise). A recent insight into life insurance in Time - Read More...
 
Posted by AndyD on 04.11.14
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