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Ensure you have the best incentive for graduates with High Performance Development

If you’re wanting to employ and retain the best people for the job, there’s no better person than a graduate, fresh out of university, hungry to channel what they’ve learnt at university into the real world. But how do you ensure that they will be right for the job role and more importantly, how do…
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Why 1st January is the worst time of the year to set your New Year’s resolution

If your New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, then take heart and stop beating yourself up. You are in the majority as between 81% and 92% of people give up before the end of the month. The odds are against us so why are we making life so hard for ourselves and putting on…
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Mark Ormrod – No LIMBits

Mark Ormrod, former Royal Marines Commando, HPD consultant and the first British triple amputee from the conflict in Afghanistan intends to tell his full story via a film to be made this year. Following the success of his bestselling book, “Man Down”, “No LIMBits” will be a film about resilience in the face of adversity,…
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New Year, New Challenge

New Year, New Challenge. It’s A State Of Mind… Do You Have It? The post-Christmas period can leave many of us feeling down. Back to work blues, an empty social calendar, festive weight gain, miserable weather and a dwindling bank balance can all contribute to a general feeling of melancholy. The sense of having to…
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Build a Successful and Effective Team with High Performance Development

1. Define and Create Interdependence. There is a need to define and structure team members’ roles. Think of sports teams, everyone has their position to play, and success happens when all of the players are playing their roles effectively. In the 4x100m relay sprint, success depends on all participants doing their bit to ensure team success. Equally, the ultimate…
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Core components that define a good leader and positive leadership

Many of you who read this article will be aware of the fact that some of the most successful people in history have at some point in their lives been regarded as failures. It is well known for example that Vincent van Gogh was considered a very average painter and only sold one of his…
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Managers are looking to build teams, enhance professional training & develop new leaders

Managers are looking to build teams, enhance professional training and develop new leaders in the coming year. Are you ready to be an employee in today’s workplace? CEOs are currently concerned about responding to changes in today’s work environment – more millennial workers, digital technology and rapid changes in the economy and business, according to the…
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Effective Leadership

One way of creating an effective Leadership Style that motivates your team: I came across this article today in a blog by Bernard Marr, bestselling author and business advisory expert. It exemplifies one behavioural characteristic displayed by good leaders that creates Intrinsic Motivation and makes a team more effective. We, at HPD, agree wholeheartedly with…
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Why soft skills and emotional intelligence are crucial to the development of teams and leaders

Having just run a highly successful Graduate Development Programme for 230 BT Graduates, we are well placed to equip graduates with the skills needed for the transition from student life to the corporate world. We understand the importance of developing fundamental leadership, teamwork and inter-personal skills, based around a shared culture, values and ethos. We…
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Are leaders born or made?

Well, leaders are born, but they are not leaders until properly trained and experienced. You can be born with the traits of a leader but the right encouragement is a must for developing leadership skills. While developing leadership skills at an early stage has its advantages, it’s never too late to start if you haven’t yet…
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