Transforming Organisations

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 […]

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Who’s Job Is It Anyway?

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 …

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Universal HR

These days, many of us are interacting on an international level. Sometimes that can provide challenges when the standard English translation dictionary doesn’t have  an equivalent for something like ‘learning curve’.   Problem now solved!   Here is a specific translator for Human Resources and Payroll terms.  It can be a godsend for those who […]

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Build Your Expertise… Fast

Key tips from Gihn Perera. Create your newsletter – short and sweet better but HAS to be high value content. Subscriptions to newsletters dropping but blog subscriptions increasing. Post to your blog – post at least weekly, prepare a batch of posts in one go and schedule their release dates, cut and paste from your […]

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Change and Innovation

  Those two words go so well together. To change, one has to adapt and evolve. Innovation is about adapting and evolving in a way. Viv Waters is an understated presenter who delivers the goods and I confess I don’t know Jonnie Moore but for $150 for the day this seems like a worthwhile investment. […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility Demand

New research has revealed that females are influenced by the way a company approaches its corporate social responsibility (CSR). A poll conducted by The Heat Group found 90% of respondents considered corporate social responsibility when making purchasing and employment decisions. The environment factored in highly as an area of concern for women (37%) and gender […]

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Leading the Police

If you’ve ever had anything to do with the Police, either directly or indirectly, you’ll know they have a reputation of being a strong, even closed, culture. The impression many of us have is that leadership is based on toughness, authority and possibly even mateship. A recent talk I attended validated some of these thoughts. […]

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Big Issues for HR/L&D

At this time of the year lots of forecasting occurs. The L&D / HR space is no exception. Unfortunately it seems the predictions haven’t changed much over recent times. What are the top issues we’re dealing with this year? Operating as a key organisational player Finding workable solutions for the skills crisis Changing the fundamentals […]

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