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Hormones & Work

Firstly you need to know the importance of Hormones.   Melatonin enables you to get to sleep and Cortisol wakes you up.  We obviously need both, but in the right balance and at the right time.   If you produce too much Cortisol leading up to bedtime it’s likely you’ll have a lower quality sleep.  If you don’t have enough through the day you’ll feel tired and be less productive.

Article by 7 November 2017


An Organizational Overview of the Partnership with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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


The stifling impact of ‘mirandization’ on organizational culture

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

Michael Doolin

HR to People Science…where did we go wrong?!

We have allowed ourselves to get lost in a murky world, removed from the real people that make a real difference.  The People in your Business who contribute every day.  The secret to engage lies in not seeing People as a “Science” or as a “cohort” to be processed or re-designed, but rather as the key differentiator in your ultimate Business success.  They should be central and core to all of the decisions.

Article by 19 October 2017

Charles Wookey

Slowing down to speed up

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


Discovering the world beyond succession planning

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


When the only exercise is ticking boxes

The easiest thing in the world is to throw money at a EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and expect it to work but employees are too smart for that. They can smell a “tick box” exercise from a mile off. Some of the best Organisations I have worked with often spend the least but what they do is spend time planning and creating a culture of wellbeing aka “The Holy Grail”.

Article by 5 October 2017


Leadership Excellence for the Digital Age

Leadership at the helm of progressive organizations is becoming increasingly difficult with the lure of efficiency-driven technology, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), significantly impacting the corporate landscape. 

Article by 12 September 2017

Gary Cookson

Songs of (ap)prais(al)

Hardly a week goes by without another article about how performance management is changing and how the annual appraisal is dead. Indeed, I blogged about my own thoughts on this around a year ago.

Article by 6 July 2017