So it's that time of year again, the John Lewis advert has hit our screens ready for the countdown to Christmas! How can you not like Edgar the wide-eyed Dragon and his fumblings!  But what's this got to do with HR? And what can we learn from it? A number of things apparently! 

Let staff bring their whole selves to work - identity, sexuality, ethnicity, personality all benefit business performance and the employer brand.

Development is key - even the best talent need development to harness their potential.

Soft skills make good leadership - the best leaders today are now displaying softer attributes.

Some interesting observations! So next time you watch the John Lewis ad you might see it in a whole different light!