10Jan

Your Leadership is Responsible for Your Culture

There are two ways to read that headline, and both are correct. The leader’s behaviour creates, or tolerates or influences the culture. The leader has a primary responsibility for setting or adjusting the culture. You can walk into a business and spend about an hour working and conversing with the people and be able to read more

15Jul

Forgiveness – A Powerful Leadership Capability

There’s a severity about our overall culture that seems to be embedded in our workplace. It has to do with judgement, punishment, revenge and isolation. We are quick to demonise others’ transgressions, forgetting our own errors and lesser choices of behaviour. Once a person is judged, s/he is ‘branded’. We hold on to our judgements read more

27May

Should Senior Leaders Attend Their Peoples’ Training?

Senior leaders tend to require their people to be trained without attending themselves. There are various stated reasons for this: They are too busy. They’ve already been trained in those areas (albeit some time ago). They are not the ones who need development. They aren’t sufficiently connected with the people being trained. They don’t want read more

29Apr

Four Generations in One Workplace

Today’s workplace has four generations popularly labelled Silents, Baby Boomers, Generations X and Y. At the same time most organisations are experiencing difficulty in attracting and retaining talent. Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist. His first book, the 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, became an international bestseller and popularised the terms read more

24Apr

Want Employee Engagement? Apply Herzberg’s Dual Theory

Employee engagement is high on the business agenda these days as we seek to overcome the challenges of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Every week we see brilliant tips to improve employee engagement. When we look closely at them all we see they resemble Frederick Herzberg’s Dual Theory of 1959, sometimes called the Two-Factor Theory. read more