The We Love HR Manifesto

We believe that in any business or organisation that is serious about performance, HR plays a key role in winning and how that winning takes place. Pretty much every organisation delivers its success through people – working individually or in teams and certainly within a culture.   The truth of…
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What is Culture Change and should I embrace it?

The first thing to think about up front is that things, people and culture are always changing. It’s not something we should necessarily be thinking of as something new, scary or otherwise requiring of more effort and energy than you’ve already been applying - day in, day out. Culture change…
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The athlete at work programme for graduates

WHY? Graduates everywhere are entering the big, wide world of work in unprecedented numbers in an uncertain environment, which represents a shared opportunity for both the talent and the marketplace. So, whats the problem? Next to retiring from work, probably one of the most dramatic transitions is entering the world…
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Building Connections

Working with teams I caught up with a leader earlier this week. We started work together last September as part of a programme of work with the senior team they lead. The feedback they gave was reassuring “We think of you now as part of the team. You’re our coach.”…
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High Performance Survival

It’s time to re-define success For as long as you can all remember, you’ve been showered with all manner of advice about the importance of focusing on success and believing in the power of positive thinking for a healthy mindset. Given our current circumstances, the myopic view of the world…
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What if you just surrendered?

Being on a team can be hard. Being on a proper team is really hard, which is why most people have never had that experience. The real reason why it’s hard is seldom discussed and definitely isn’t solved by doing ridiculous team building activities. Otherwise all you’d have to do…
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The sideways route to success!

Chris Voller, formerly AXA Insurance UK Claims Director and a PlanetK2 Hall of Famer. He’s always been committed to helping his people grow. People don’t normally associate ‘sideways moves’ with success. It’s usually seen more as an interruption on the pathway to greater things. Sometimes a sideways move might even…
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All present? Presenteeism in the workplace

We were reading about presenteeism in the workplace this week. Presenteeism, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is showing up for work without being productive, usually because you’re poorly or unfit to work in some way. Apparently it’s now viewed as more widespread and problematic by businesses than absenteeism. It’s an…
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Making high performance part of your business culture

Jo Webb is an independent HR consultant who specialises in supporting businesses through culture change. Jo was formerly European HR Director at The Marketing Store where she led their high performance culture change programme. We had the privilege of working with Jo on this project, and for us, she’s someone…
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