August 18, 2017

Archives for November 2013

Succession Planning at Tata Group

The Chairman of Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry, has set up a brain trust of young leaders in the organisation to provide strategic direction for the group on a range of subjects from managing Return on Investment to defining a “Tata way of working”.  The idea is for this group of 40 year old leaders to […]

Oligopoly Strikes Again!

I’ve been listening to the radio intently on my drive to work every morning this week. Every time there is a news update I cannot help but think about a couple of blog posts I wrote more than a year ago about the oligopolistic nature of the UK utilities market. You can find them here […]

Are you overwhelmed by technological change?

We seem to be in an era where, on the one hand, new technologies are making many complex tasks much more straightforward, while on the other, only one person in the household has the technical know-how to turn on the TV. Take research, for example. Gone are the days of visiting the library to trawl […]

Team Building and Entrepreneurship

Judy Estrin is a Californian serial entrepreneur and is unusual in fulfilling her need for affiliation by creating new work teams to create innovation.  She enjoys working for large organisations, like becoming the CTO of Cisco after they acquired one of her start-ups, but she finds working in smaller environments most exciting.  She has now […]

Interesting Articles

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the HR professionals’ body in the UK, highlighted research that indicates that too many people managers concentrate on slashing costs rather than promoting growth and employment.  A new UK cross-party Parliamentary Commission has been launched to find out why so many line managers are failing.  The Commission […]