Tips and Expertise

Seven steps for succession planning

Inheriting an aristocratic title from a distant relative is a popular romantic dream.

September 2017 | Emerald Works

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VUCA challenges and opportunities for people development

"VUCA" is the acronym used to describe today's global business environment. Rather than being a warty thing on your foot that'll go away with treatment,  VUCA is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.

July 2017 | Emerald Works

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The practice, purpose and power of encouragement

Everyone likes to hear words of encouragement... In his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," Stephen Covey says, "Satisfied needs do not motivate... Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival, to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated."

June 2017 | Emerald Works

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Three lessons from a year in L&D

Stewart Hardie reflects on what he has learned during his first 12 months working in L&D.

June 2017 | Stewart Hardie

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Empowering leadership: Building a culture of trust

Once upon a time the prevailing view was that business leaders merely had to tell their workers what to do and the workers got on with it. This simplistic, "authoritative" style of business leadership was dubbed "Theory X" by Douglas McGregor in his book, "The Human Side of Enterprise."

March 2017 | Emerald Works

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