Organisation


The Continued Importance of Leadership


The Continued Importance of Leadership

Leadership continues to be discussed, written about and trained for, across the world. It is critical for each and every business to have great leadership because without leaders to execute the strategy, we may as well all go home! It is not something for Boards and leadership teams to shy away from but embrace with […]

Group Reward & Evaluation Adds Real Value


Group Reward & Evaluation Adds Real Value

A couple of interesting findings are thrown up by recent research published in the Journal of Business Research, looking at the effect of individual vs. group reward & evaluation systems on group work behaviour, performance and cooperation. Firstly that within a group, competitive individuals do better (of course!) but that groups cooperating as a whole, […]

Managing Diversity in Organisations is Everyone’s Responsibility


Managing Diversity in Organisations is Everyone’s Responsibility

“Changing the status quo is everyone’s responsibility, not through annual objectives, but through a shared understanding that we can’t deliver policies successfully in challenging times without a diverse leadership team to help us make more objective decisions and provide the resilience a fast-moving external environment demands.” Such insight and wisdom from Martin Donnelly, a UK Civil Servant, […]

Stop Star Performers Losing their Passion


Stop Star Performers Losing their Passion

While many organisations offer a mentor/mentee type of arrangement – either formally or informally – to support their staff, some companies are going further to prevent the loss of their star performers. It has long been recognised that while high performing individuals give of themselves in many ways to their job and employer, there are […]

Expert Executive Search vs. In-House Recruiting


Expert Executive Search vs. In-House Recruiting

The decision to use an external specialist Executive Search provider or existing in-house recruiting resources has been a dilemma for organisations over the last few years. It seems that with the continuing trend for companies to build in-house recruiting functions, making the extension to conducting in-house senior executive search is almost inevitable.  While your recruiting costs may have […]

Good Leadership is about Engagement


Good Leadership is about Engagement

Good leadership skills are crucial to the success of a leader! Such a simple statement that should be obvious to us all, but the reality is that often the ability to take employees with you – be it your team, a division or the entire organisation – is sorely lacking. Ask anyone! According to Towers […]

Focus on … Thinking Differently


Focus on … Thinking Differently

In busy lives that are largely based on routine, it’s difficult to find time to explore possible changes to those routines. But we should be thinking differently. We need to ensure that there is enough space and opportunities for taking an innovative tactic to the routine. Why is this important? Because change is a stimulant […]

Organisation Tip: How to access hidden influencers


Organisation Tip: How to access hidden influencers

Hidden influencers lurk within all organisations and if your business is serious about wanting to successfully improve and change, then you’ll need to identify them. McKinsey’s recent article states that employee resistance is one of the most frequent reasons given for failed organisational change programs. Rather than attempting to convince employees through presentations, ‘town hall’ […]