Management

Great Leaders make a difference…by managing differences effectively by Shea Heaver

Workforce diversity is much more than just another corporate buzzword.  It’s an important business topic these days as organizations regard differing viewpoints a critical element in being innovative and competitive in a fast changing world.

Regardless of any social factors, the individual employees within every organization have a wide variety of business-centric ideas, perspectives and behaviors that usually lead to one of two outcomes. 

The employee lifecycle; let's talk about Onboarding for success by Kirsty Brooks

How often do you think about your employees in respects to the experience they have from the beginning to the end of their employment with your organisation, from the moment they hear about your company to the time they walk away? We're launching a series of blogs that focus on the elements within the employee lifecycle and as we've covered a lot about attraction in the past, we're moving on to onboarding.

Handling Hijackers by Jardena London

Hijackers are those people who try to take over your meeting and change the direction.  Let’s unpack why people hijack, take a look at the different types of hijackers, and then get some tips on what we can do about it.

Why do people hijack?  The most important thing I’ve learned is that people aren’t hijacking your meeting to piss you off.  They really aren’t. They also aren’t doing it because they are control freaks who want to be in charge, or want to make you look bad.   

There are a lot of reasons someone might hijack your meeting.  Here are a few:

Are You on the Hedonic Treadmill? by Roderic Yapp

One of the things that makes leadership such a tricky subject is that it is all about behaviour. It is about what you do every single day.

What you say matters but if it is undermined by your behaviour it becomes irrelevant.

This is why I am a strong believer in the concept of leadership by example.

It is the behaviour that is demonstrated by the leadership and the behaviour that they tolerate amongst their people that creates the organisation’s culture.

Digital Transformation – Watch out for these 3 gotchas by Ramkumar Viswanathan

One of the key themes was the pace of technology changes. Specifically, how does it affect organisations & its people? It brought back vivid memories of my Digital Transformation experiences. On reflection, I can definitely share three gotchas & lessons. If you are leading a Digital Transformation or being a part of one, keep an eye on these three gotchas! 

Gotcha #1: Partial digitalisation and/or digitalising bad process are not good. 

Harnessing the Power of Values to Get Buy-In by Sandie Bakowski

Organisations are shaped by the needs and demands of the eras they have travelled through. Change has always been part of a business, but the seismic changes brought by technology today means organisations need to change faster than they ever have before.

It’s not that organisations haven’t done change before – it’s just now it’s a lot faster. And to cope with change that fast, some things need to be done differently.

 

Data VS. Knowledge...A Talent Dilemma? by Jackson David

During a recent conversation with a family member about the data-age, she shared with me that she never thought there would be so much data at her fingertips -- anything and everything you could ever think of. We both agreed that no matter what “data” was available through online resources, friends, for example, nothing would take the place of experiencing first-hand what you just Googled.

The Three Drivers of Employee Engagement - Mark De Stadler

Mark De Stadler from Dale Carnegie discusses the main drivers of employee engagement. He discusses Dale Carnegie's research in this area, and the outcome which identified 3 key areas for employee engagement:

  1. Relationship with immediate supervisor
  2. Belief in senior leadership
  3. Pride in the organisation

Mark discusses how the relationship with your immediate supervisor is the most influential on employee engagement, emphasising the importance of training and developing brilliant managers to encourage your employees. 

 

Anybody Out There? by Kelly Swingler

You’re about to embark on a change programme, you’ve spent weeks or months planning the changes behind the scenes and you’ve announced the changes to your people. You’ve got a communication plan with all of the announcements, the meetings and the emails scheduled and still your people don’t seem engaged with the changes or understand the reasons for them – what’s next?