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External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

                How are managers sourced?  In many organisations, you do well, and so you get promoted, and you become a team manager.  But you often get hardly any training on the skills you need.  In fact, the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) estimates that only 1 in 5 managers…

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GMD People launch new survey at Automotive Management Live

Survey

Following on from last year’s extensive research, which highlighted a demand for support to fill the significant gap in knowledge among the managers interviewed, around change and change management, we are launching the next part of our research study, which will be delving deeper into the need and requirements for change in the automotive industry.

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How we are working with Vauxhall to save them time and money

How we are working with Vauxhall to save them time and money

With staff turnover rates in the automotive sector at up to 40%, it’s no wonder that recruitment is a particularly challenging aspect for many managers. It’s an expensive process too, not just in terms of the bottom line, with agency fees typically costing about 10% of salary, but in the management time it takes up.

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Sorry Dolly, we’re no longer working nine-to-five

Sorry Dolly, we're no longer working 9 to 5

                The nine-to-five jobs of our parents’ generation are no longer the norm.   A recent YouGov survey shows that a tiny 6% of people in the UK now work these traditional hours. Over a relatively short time scale, the notion of having to sit in an office for…

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The work place is changing – and changing fast

The work place is changing - and changing fast

There’s no doubt about it, the rate of change in working practices and cultures is gathering pace. If we could turn back the clock just five years, things would look very different to the home working, the remotely based teams and the agile workplaces, complete with huddle spaces and hot desks, that are increasingly becoming…

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Leader or Manager? Would you know the difference?

Leader or Manager? Would you know the difference?

‘Leader’ and ‘manager’ are sometimes used as interchangeable terms. But in our opinion, they are very different. Let’s see what one of the world’s great leaders, Martin Luther King Jr, had to say about the matter:   “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus”

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Impacting our own leadership capabilities

70-20-10. Impacting our own leadership capabilities

Whether it’s emulating an inspirational boss, observing and learning from others, or seeking 360-degree feedback from the team, it seems that when leaders are looking to improve their own capabilities, it’s informal methods that are most popular.

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The importance of being able to LEAD change rather than just be part of it

The importance of being able to LEAD change rather than just be part of it

              What is it about inspirational leaders that makes them so different?  Effective leaders equip their people with the skills they need to thrive through change. And they drive business transformation – empowering their teams to embrace, rather than simply accept it.  According to global consultancy McKinsey & Company, change…

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