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Career butterflies

A recent announcement informed the media that a top post had been filled. The statement included the successful candidate’s career path to date, 14 management jobs in 20 years. This prompts questions like what is an acceptable time in one post for an ambitious manager and are career butterflies good for organisations?

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 20 October 2020

Conversations – The crucial factor of success in leadership and organizations

There is an invisible fabric that holds organizations and culture together, that is not taught overtly in any facets of our lives. It has a significant bearing on the results we are able to achieve, the quality of our relationships, and even the quality of our lives. This invisible fabric is conversation and “who” and “how” we are being when we have conversations. Because we are not taught about this, and we acquire it by the assimilation of being human and living in language, there is scant attention given to learning about what we are doing when we have conversations, how to have effective conversations, what they produce in our lives, and the power they can have.

Article by: Karen White - Master Certified Coach and South Africa, International Coaching Federation (ICF) | Published: 20 October 2020

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Can your post-COVID-19 PTO policy keep up with demand?

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, working life has changed. However, with time and careful planning, we may eventually return to a more “normal-looking” life.  When that happens, employees will want to use paid time off (PTO) to take that long-postponed trip, schedule an elective surgery or just take a break. Can your post-COVID-19 PTO policy keep up?

Article by: Jeff Miller - EBN | Published: 18 October 2020

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An HR leader’s strategic guide to the top table

Rather than talking about how we as HR leaders haven’t got that elusive seat at the (top) table, I argue we need to earn it. Let me share how and why...

Article by: Nicola Forbes-Taylor - NFT Consulting | Published: 17 October 2020

A guide to re-defining company culture

Company culture is a ‘make or break’ aspect of any business. For organisations doing it right, company culture should permeate through every fibre of the organisation, touching everything from rewards and recognition to new hire orientation. The benefits go far beyond the happiness and engagement of your staff, impacting the wider enterprise and even the bottom line. In comparison, letting company culture standards slip below par can be disastrous for a business.

Article by: Daniel Saunders - Head of Content EMEA - Qualtrics | Published: 16 October 2020

Guide to choosing the right remote training

Today, we use apps for just about all areas of our lives, including work, which remains arguably the most reliant on the capabilities of the software. While most other apps are built for areas of human interest and require very little to no training, business applications are quite different. Training is a key requirement if you want to ensure the widespread adoption of any new or existing business application.

Article by: Paul Christie, Head of Training - Clearvision | Published: 15 October 2020

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“Sacked by text!”: Why this headline caused such a big reaction

Organisations worry about technophobic managers undermining modernisation they should be more concerned about the misuse of technology by managers lacking the necessary people management skills.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 15 October 2020

Leadership must step forward in times of crisis

Show your resilience, confidently make the hard decisions, dig deep when needed, and keep working together for a better tomorrow. Pivot and move.

Article by: Laura Baldwin, President - O’Reilly | Published: 15 October 2020

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Meaningful mental health starts with compassion

A recent study by IFS found that mental health has worsened substantially (by 8.1% on average) as a result of the pandemic. More than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) reported feeling somewhat or very worried about the effects Covid-19 is having on their life, with 56% experiencing stress or anxiety. (Source)

Article by: Jolawn Victor, Chief International Officer - Headspace | Published: 15 October 2020