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IN THIS ISSUE CONTENTS 5 on the cover DONALD H TAYLOR


In his first column for TJ Don asks “Where are our next learning leaders coming from?”


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MANAGERS – THE DRIVERS OF CHANGE


The role of the manager in change


is explored by Gary Wyles


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THE HIDDEN COSTS OF THE PEOPLE DIMENSION


Liaquat Lal explores the importance of people in mergers and acquisitions


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JUNE 2016 LEADER


4 FROM THE EDITOR TJ AWARDS


6 WHAT MAKES A WINNING SUBMISSION? Debbie Carter reflects on what makes a winning application in the TJ Awards


OPINION


8 PRACTIONER'S VIEWPOINT In the first of a new series of regular opinion pieces Rob Jones from Crossrail reflects on change


TJ ONLINE


9 COOK LOOKS Jo Cook curates food for thought from TJ’s digital offering


INTERVIEW


10 SPOTLIGHT ON GWEN STIRLING Gwen Stirling tells TJ about her passion for organisational development


FEATURES


16 RESISTANCE TO CHANGE Dr Mike Clayton puts forward some new thinking on how L&D professionals can successfully respond to resistance


28 CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR A FAST MOVING WORLD


Increasingly unpredictable times demand a new approach – Akiva Beebe explains how we might learn from frontier markets


32 L&D: ON THE RIGHT TRACK Today’s resources mean that L&D has the expertise to equip people with the tools for professional growth, says Liam Butler


35 THE CHALLENGE OF FREE WILL How free are leaders to change and adapt to organisations? Pierre Casse and Sergey Gorbatov respond


38 THE TEAM ROLES MASTER AT 90 Meredith Belbin celebrates his birthday this month, Debbie Carter takes a look at his life


REGULARS


42 LAST STAND Continuing our change theme Logan Murray says we need to be prepared to play!


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