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Sir David Walker: 'I'm a man of the people, not a City grandee'

November 2009 - The Guardian

Writing about the behaviour of boards for the Walker report, Mannie Sher, a consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, argues that susceptibility to social influence is "not a trait of those who lack willpower; it is hard-wired into all of us". Groupthink, says Sher, relates to the group unconscious. "In boards that are dysfunctional, we find there is a tendency … not to put your head above the parapet," says Sher, whose institute co-wrote a section of the Walker report with consultants Crelos.

Walker Review introduces new powers to curb bonuses and excessive pay deals

November 2009 - HR magazine

Ali Gill, CEO of Crelos, has been advising the review's author, David Walker. She said: "Deficiencies in behaviours and skills in banks and other financial institutions' boards relate much more to patterns of behaviour than to organisation. If this statement is accepted as a truism, which it seems to be, then chairman and their boards should be schooled in behavioural change and group dynamics.

Turn skills shortage into success

November 2009 - Construction News

Many companies in the construction industry have found themselves in a talent predicament:the recession has made it harder to find skilled workers and recruitment freezes have added to this. Savvy businesses that experience skills shortages look within to grow their own talent pool.

Bank boardooms 'must become more challenging'

November 2009 - People Management

Ali Gill, CEO of Crelos change management consultancy, who contributed to the Walker review, commented that being a Ned was not a rite of passage. “Neds and Chairmen have a phenomenal task to supervise vast multi-nationals. The problem is that many Chairmen and Neds are appointed on the basis of what they have achieved. While this is relevant, there needs to be much more scrutiny about their potential to succeed in the role of corporate governance.”

Business braces itself for Sir David Walker broadside

November 2009 - The Times

This article discusses the anticipated final recommendations of Sir David Walker on behaviour in the boardroom and how Crelos and the Tavistock Insitute, in their submission to Sir David, advocate that board behaviour has a direct impact on business performance and that therefore, behavioural review should be seen by chairmen as an opportunity to improve their board performance and business.

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Libby Ferguson, Associate

'It's easy to define exceptional performance in competitive sports. Numbers help: time taken; position you finished; goals you scored. It's much more difficult in organisations. We constantly draw on sports experience to illuminate business problems so we use numbers to help understand what ' good', 'better' and 'best' are, then deliver programmes that make them real.'

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