Kathryn Kendall

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Efficiency and Effectiveness: Making The Most Of Your Day

follow link  I have a personal view that few, if any of us, work as effectively and efficiently as we could. I don’t think the way the world of work is typically structured helps with this. The vast majority of us will have contracts of employment which will dictate the hours and the location we must be at each day, as opposed to containing wording which states specific deliverables.

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Delivering Success: The Process of Goal Setting

We seem to talk a lot about goal setting. Short term goals, long term goals, team goals, individual goals. It appears that as organisations and senior leaders, we’ve finally cottoned on to the fact that the way to enable people to succeed is to give them something to aim at.

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Kindness: An Underrated Trait

enter site  When we think of the traits of successful business leaders, what first comes to mind? Assertiveness? Decisiveness? The ability to command a room and take control?

While there are undoubted merits in all of the above, there is a danger that we start to value these more than the attribute which can perhaps provide us with one of the greatest competitive advantages of all.

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The Gender Pay Gap: Time’s Up

The gender pay gap is going to be a hot topic in 2018. With the mandatory reporting deadline for companies with over 250 employees fast approaching, organisations everywhere will find themselves with it at the top of their strategic agenda… whether they’re comfortable with that or not.

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People Management, and Getting It Right

I’ve written previously about the reasons why I believe you can’t teach someone to be a great people manager. You can improve someone’s people management skills, but my personal belief, borne out by my years of working with people and their line managers, is that people management, and inherently understanding how you inspire, develop and get the best out of people, in itself is not something which can be taught.

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Time’s Up

Time’s up. And it’s time we properly talked about the problem. And not simply talked, either. It’s time to act.

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Ten Things I’m Going To Do More of In 2018

When we set our New Year resolutions, they’re often about achieving particular goals. Whether it’s nailing that particular promotion, or just shifting a few pounds, we tend to think about the end result rather than the behaviours we exhibit in order to get there.

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My HR Predictions for 2018

click here  With Christmas just around the corner, I thought now was the perfect time to share with you my HR predictions for the year ahead. We’ve seen the world of HR continue to transform as we’ve progressed through 2017, and I don’t see that changing as we head into 2018 and beyond. Here, then, are the things I believe all HR practitioners should look to expect:

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Mind The Gap: The Culture Gap

Culture has been a buzz word in the HR industry for as long as I’ve been a part of it. We’re all familiar with the quote attributed to Peter Drucker: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The truth of course is that great organisations need both a clear and well defined strategy, and the organisational culture which enables delivery of that strategy.

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Showing Our Human Sides: The Rise of Social Media

My attention was caught this morning by a fascinating discussion on BBC Breakfast regarding personal social media profiles. It was off the back of a number of high profile cases where celebrities have been required to apologise after a series of historical comments on social media came to light which contained discriminatory language.

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