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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre

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HR Most Influential 2013 research partner Ashridge Business School shares its latest thinking and research here. 
Harnessing the power of HR within organisations Monday 09 Jun 2014

Harnessing the power of HR within organisations

It never ceases to amaze me how much power HR can have in an organisation when leaders get it right. Sadly, the same is also true when they get it wrong.    Often the differentiating factor is the leader themselves and sometimes it’s their teams. However, often as not it is down to an unwillingness or inability to stand back and take a hard rational look at the contribution an organisation’s people are making to its success. Inevitably and rightly, business executives look to their HR colleagues for guidance, insight and direction in how to make a positive shift. In addition, those executives also want to know how HR is going to change itself to better support such a shift. Therein lies one key to success: being able to look outwards and inwards at the same ...
How HR professionals can build a personal brand Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

How HR professionals can build a personal brand

Personal branding is important for career management. In the competitive world of business having a ...
Why HR professionals need to know about office politics Thursday 19 Sep 2013

Why HR professionals need to know about office politics

Large or small, multinational or family-owned, public, private or third sector, every workplace has ...
Leadership lessons from the Round the World Yacht Race Monday 22 Jul 2013

Leadership lessons from the Round the World Yacht Race

Leadership lessons from the Round the World Yacht Race Fresh insights into the leadership ...
Five critical challenges keeping HR awake at night Thursday 09 May 2013

Five critical challenges keeping HR awake at night

Recently, some critics have claimed that HR professionals lack business nous and are slow to adapt ...
Organisational Consultant: interests in working with talent, strategy, change and leadership Friday 15 Mar 2013

Organisational Consultant: interests in working with talent, strategy, change and leadership

How well are you working with talent? How to best manage talent remains a critical challenge for ...