20Jul

How to Find the Right Person to Be a Leader

Are you shocked that Gallup says 82% of management hires are the wrong fit? The responsibility for that horrible statistic lies jointly with the company and their recruitment service provider. Resumes, referee checks and the usual interviews are not enough to make the right choice. Making the wrong choice is far worse than keeping the read more

29Jun

The Core Skill Required for Business (and life)

How often do you have thoughts that make you feel things you don’t want to feel? Like being angry, frustrated, worried or helpless? Those feelings are caused by your automatic thoughts about what’s happening, or has happened, or might happen, aren’t they? If you act in response to those thoughts and their feelings, what could read more

18May

Tips for Dealing with a Culture of Avoidance

Avoidance of dealing with unacceptable behaviour and performance can be a big part of the culture of many organisations across commerce and government, costing them loss of talent, productivity, innovation and opportunity. This avoidance culture leaves the organisation vulnerable to serious disruption by competitors who are more agile and performance focused with a culture of read more

04May

The Top Skill Everyone Needs Now

The World Health Organization states that stress will be the MAJOR cause of disability in the world by 2030. If we are paying attention to what’s happening globally and locally we see that global economic uncertainty, the coming jobs impact of artificial intelligence and robotics, climate change and weird political swings to the right and read more

09Mar

The Story of Two Colleagues Made Redundant

Gary and Kevin came to the insurance company as commerce graduates at the same time.  That was in 2006 when technology was beginning to noticeably impact business. Over a period of ten years they both progressed to the role of managers in their departments, each reporting to a general manager. Both were regarded well by read more