October 5, 2014




There is a conflict at the heart of talent management.


On the one hand, we are told company culture is key.  You should hire for cultural fit.  You should define and promote your culture and internal brand.


On the other, diversity is the new Holy Grail.  The wi...

June 25, 2014

Diversity – It’s what makes talent tick right?  The more the better.  Makes your company more effective, the workplace more attractive.  To improve your productivity, effectiveness and bottom line you need more women, more nationalities, more of anything you can think...

April 3, 2014

Why the reasons for a company’s success are the cause of its death


There is a fascinating juxtaposition of articles in March's Harvard Business Review which, when taken together, give some great insight. First the salient points:


Page 28 – ‘Fear of being different stif...

March 26, 2014

Update on Talent and Elite Sport:


This week I was privileged enough to meet Sochi Olympic Gold Medallist in the Skeleton, Lizzy Yarnold, complete with said medal.


She was with two members of the Skeleton talent squad – the guys who will be winning gold for GB in 2018 a...

March 22, 2014

Arsène Wenger – World’s greatest elite talent developer?


Today’s result notwithstanding, the celebrations surrounding Arsène Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of Arsenal have produced some lovely insight into the great man’s approach to developing elite talent. Here are f...

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