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Building a model project manager

December 2009 - HR magazine

Costain's project management academy was set up to span nine career stages. But its first step was to build up a model of what a 'good' project manager looks like...

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.

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.”

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.

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Steve Bicknell, Co-founder and Head Honcho

'There are many ways to change businesses, from reorganising, buying a new CRM to starting new product lines. These are required, not sufficient, causes of successful change. The key issue is people. Will they alter attitudes and behaviour to drive the change through? This is one of the most challenging and enjoyable issues we work on.'

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