Month: February 2014

Social media … HRs Friend or Foe?

The 3rd theme from my stage speaking at HRD Summit in Birmingham recently was HR leaders needs to be uber-accessible to their stakeholders Is social media a friend or foe? In this age of transparency do we even think we have the choice? The days of “Knowledge is power” are gone. Remember “My door is

When the elephants fight….

I recently took to the stage at the HRD Summit in Birmingham at a great event with a diverse speaking agenda and a discerning audience.  A core message I wanted to share was my belief that HR is accountable for strategy execution. Sam Walton coined it half a century ago. Give me a good strategy

Are you the manager or the monkey-carrier?

When I was a retail manager, I think I was a good manager.  The measure of how good I was (I believed) was that people used to come to me with their problems, and I always prided myself on helping them. I felt good, they got their problem solved.  What a lovely way to work!

Who is the co-pilot in your organisation?

I recently took to the stage at the HRD Summit in Birmingham at a great event with a diverse speaking agenda and a discerning audience.  A core message I wanted to share was my belief that HR leaders need to be the co-pilot in an organisation Who is the co-pilot in your organisation? Invariably it’s

Martyn Phillips secures equity stake in Leading Edge

Ex-CEO of B&Q joins the Leading Edge team As the former CEO, Retail Director and HR Director of B&Q, Martyn led the £4bn, 360 store, 33,000 employee home improvement business alongside his role as part of the Group Operating Board of Kingfisher plc. Under his Leadership, B&Q was the first British business to win the