Category Archives: Talent

How to stay above the automation line

Why should you be more creative and innovative within your organisation? Because without this edge your job is, or will be, at risk. Just as many blue-collar workers have been replaced with automated production lines, technology will also automate many … Continue reading

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12 Traits of Great Leaders

What makes a great leader?  Here are 12 great traits that I believe are necessary for great leadership. I chose them not just because of their intrinsic value but also because of their interaction and relationship to the other traits. … Continue reading

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Don’t outsource your motivation- 10 tips for self-motivation at work

Based on the number of  views  my previous post on Motivation received,  I seem to have hit a nerve and therefore, a topic worthy of a follow up with some tips and guidance for employees struggling with motivation at work. So … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moment: 4 Essentials for Innovation

The light bulb is often used as metaphor for innovation and in this post I go one step further by using it to demonstrate the 4 key essentials for innovation within an organisation: 1. Passion (Power) 2.  Collaboration (Filament) 3. … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Work

Innovation isn’t a topic for just your R&D department or in product development. Innovation should be on the board agenda and with each and every department and individual. Its a culture thing, its a vision thing, its a HR thing. … Continue reading

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Built to Last: Revisited

Built to Last by Jim Collins has sold millions since its publication in 1997 but 15 years on is it  working and is anyone still listening? The driver behind Jim Collins and Jerry Porras research was to find the magic … Continue reading

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Think Different: 7 Books That Changed My Mind

For good physical health you need two things; a healthy diet and regular exercise. The same is true for your mind. You need a healthy diet of good ideas and concepts that will exercise your mind. The books I’ve chosen below have … Continue reading

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CLONE WARS: 4 Values to Value Most and Why

One of the most interesting and practical management theories to emerge over the last 20 years is the Competing Values Framework based on the work of Quinn and Rohrbaugh (1983) which identifies four competing values within an organisation. These are … Continue reading

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Would you hire Steve Jobs?

So a guy walks into your office for a job interview. He has long hair and is dressed in jeans with sandals on his feet. As he sits down you immediately become aware of his “hygiene” issues. You put this … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Attracting Talent

 One: Think Again. If you have a Talent Acquisition department then maybe you should rethink your strategy. You don’t Acquire Talent, you Attract Talent. Slavery was abolished quite some time ago and unlike furniture you can’t purchase people. Seriously, regardless … Continue reading

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