Monthly Archives: January 2015


New Year SME Statistics

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Jan 2015

New Year SME Statistics

– A micro firm is one with 1-9 employees. – A small firm is one with 10-49 employees. – A medium firm is one with 50-249 employees. – A large firm is one with 250+ employees. – Over 99% of all firms in the UK are small. – Small firms contribute over 50% of the UK’s gross national product. – Small firms employ 58% of...

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Emergent Behaviour

13

Jan 2015

Emergent Behaviour

I recently read an article about emergent behaviour. When a system performs a task it was not explicitly programmed to perform, the outcome is described as emergent behaviour. This is a fairly frequent happening in the fields of neural networks and genetic algorithms, which is what the article was about. Emergent behaviour is exhibited in the actions of many insect colonies. When bees build a...

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Why Leadership Development Programmes Fail

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Jan 2015

Why Leadership Development Programmes Fail

Every year, organisations commit valuable time, money and other resources on trying to improve the competencies of the current and emerging leaders. In a recent survey of over 500 executives, all listed leadership development as one of their top three current and future priorities and two-thirds said it was their top priority. Yet in a different survey by a leading UK Business School, only 7%...

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