Philippa Youngman
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Teaching elephants to dance

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:34 0 Comments

Can you teach an elephant to dance? That’s what many HR professionals are being asked to do with the introduction of ‘agile’ or ‘lean’ principles to large enterprises, particularly in areas like performance management.

In the circus they get the pachyderms prancing through repetition and pain, but does injecting some agility…


Engage like you should eat

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 9:18 4 Comments

In today’s culture it is almost impossible to not think about how you eat. Every day we are bombarded with the latest diet fad - hi-fat, low-carb, no-dairy, caveman diets, lemon juice detoxes and so on. There is even the sleeping beauty diet, which recommends sleep instead of eating to reduce those unwanted kilos!

As we all know the best approach is the most basic, eating in sensible moderation along with a reasonable amount of exercise. Simple, but by no means easy.

It turns…


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