Mentoring has a long and ancient history. It is based on a story in Greek mythology. When Odysseus went to the Trojan War, he appointed his good friend Mentor as a role model, guardian and adviser to his son Telemachus. Later in the Odyssey, the goddess Athena, disguised as Mentor (Mentes), becomes more actively involved … Read more
In a recent survey, 95% of respondents used a laptop and over 80% used a Smartphone as their usual out-of-office, road warrior system to keep connected. So, what about the cloud, the place where your files reside? There’s iCloud although restrictive at the moment and Google of course as well as other specialist suppliers. By … Read more
Organisations don’t change : People do. That was the headline on an HR Daily email recently. It certainly grabbed my attention, largely because it succinctly spoke the truth. In my experience, when a major change management initiative is touted, the bulk of the focus – and investment – is in the technical end. Customizing the … Read more
In my experience, when you go into most companies what you find is good people and bad management. You can turn that around really quickly by starting with an inspirational dream, setting some challenges and getting everyone focussed. So said Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchj & Saatchi in his book Lovemarks. Unlike most CEO’s, when … Read more
I was reminded today in a post by Denis Hitchens of an old fable that still today has a disturbing ring of truth in it in some organisations. Once Upon A Time, in a very common enterprise, there were four people named …
Promising report today from a research study into indigenous employment growth. The findings reveal that rates of employment have outstripped that of non-indigenous employment growth. For women 19% compared to 20% respectively while men were 20% vs 5%. One key learning from the research was the impact of education. Those with a degree or higher … Read more
Good times out of bad? L&D propects for a share of the tightening budget is looking increasingly confident, according to L&D!