The modern workplace has become complex, volatile and unpredictable. The skills needed for great leadership have dramatically changed and include intelligent behaviours, adaptive thinking and emotional intelligence. However, the methods being used to develop our leaders have not really changed at all.
Article by 18 November 2017
Subtle yet persistent cultural change is needed to begin a quiet revolution in employee wellbeing. Employers must provide effective support services, regularly communicate their availability and promote positive wellbeing messages. They must also encourage employees to take responsibility for their own health, but know when to intervene in order to minimise the effect absence has on their organisation.
Article by 17 November 2017
It’s amazing how many conversations I have had lately with people around this subject. I self-confess a fan of Artificial Intelligence (AI, not to be confused with another great AI of Appreciative Inquiry). However, I am even a greater fan of what’s behind the AI… yes I am talking about humans.
Article by 13 November 2017
As human beings, we are capable of the most amazing things. We only have to look at Olympians, concert pianists or world renowned chefs to see this.
Article by 10 November 2017
Do you struggle to get to sleep?
Do you have broken sleep?
Do you awake feeling unrefreshed?
Do you feel lethargic during the day?
Do you rely on caffeine and sugar for energy?
Article by 7 November 2017
The aura of ‘Groundbreaking Technology’ has long been touted as the ‘majestic’ manifestation of human ingenuity with ‘innovation’ being the ‘compelling’ driver and ‘progress’ holding the ‘motivation’ portfolio. History has borne witness to three industrial revolutions and we are now in the throes of the fourth one. The has been highlighted by Klaus Schwab in his article ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond’
Article by 25 October 2017
Progressive organizations are continuously looking for ways to improve their operational efficiencies under clearly defined, easily understood and widely embraced strategic imperatives. A common thread that can facilitate such dynamic initiatives is the presence of a healthy cohesive culture. However, it remains a formidable challenge for organizations, especially, in high growth sectors, e.g., IT, to sustain a set of cherished principles/values/behaviors/norms that can enable effective coalescing of an increasingly diverse workforce towards a common purpose.
Article by 20 October 2017
You can and have made a difference. Let’s open our ears, and eyes to the prevailing culture, wants and expectations of all of our people. Open your heart so that others can see that it is safe to do the same. Engage and listen and listen more.
Article by 19 October 2017
When my oldest son first went to primary school, his warm and wise reception teacher summed him up well: “that boy is on permanent fast-forward”. We never did find the pause button. Even now, at 28, sitting still is not ... View Article
Article by 18 October 2017
Succession Planning is increasingly being viewed as an organizational imperative to ensure timely availability of qualified and competent candidates who can take up the reins of critical leadership positions upon the availability of relevant vacancies.
Article by 18 October 2017