Category Archives: Leadership

Impact of monitoring technologies and mental health.

Many organisations are ploughing unprecedented investments into purchasing products to analyse and monitor every aspect of people’s actions and behaviours in the workplace. Workforce Productivity Big data is enabling big money to be made.  Companies are making big promises that their products will improve workforce productivity. This may indeed be true, however, is there enough…

Let’s Waterfall that…. Have you heard of a new term called waterfalling?

I want you to imagine you are in a meeting about how your business can reduce costs and one person says ‘Let’s waterfall ‘. You have never heard the term before so you look to the person who used the term and asks them to explain. What is Waterfalling? There is an uncomfortable moment where…

The Effects of a Genuine Compliment

Have you ever wanted to give someone a genuine compliment; perhaps a stranger on the street or on a train about something they were wearing or something kind you observed them doing, but have stopped yourself for whatever reason and then the moment had passed? In contrast, have you ever felt quietly delighted when a…

Business Responsibility Map

A process to help facilitate discussion and align business responsibilities with future workforce planning. “Over the past 25 years, 1 in 10 men who lost their job due to big technological shifts never worked again. Today 4 out of 10 unskilled men don’t participate in the workforce.”  Economist Andrew Charlton This statistic is an unintended…

Dollar Ready: The Allure of the Short-Term Fix.

Have you heard of the term being “dollar ready”? I recently engaged in a conversation with a business person and he said that their organisation was not employing people who were not “dollar ready”. They would employ skilled people from overseas rather than employ juniors or graduates, because they did not provide the dollars on…

What happens when leaders hang up on the workforce?

Humans can disassociate. It is a powerful psychological mechanism that can help or hinder the human condition depending on the circumstances. One of the troubling trends in our society is that many leaders are dissociating from the consequences of their decisions on employees and society? It is helping drive businesses to look at short term…

It’s just the “Little Things” And the Big A Word

Acknowledgement. The big “A” word is one of the most significant things we can do when managing people, yet how often do we consider its importance, forget about it or stuff it up completely? How often do we think about acknowledgement as the “big things”, like the awards night rather than all the “little things”…

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