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 […]

What do Flashy Cars & Hiring People have in common?


What do Flashy Cars & Hiring People have in common?

The linked article by Tim Sackett draws an analogy between choosing a car and hiring people into an organisation.  The article made me laugh. But it also got me thinking about whether he’s on to something. Do we hire conservatively (ie. go for the ‘reliable’ car) because we value demonstrated experience in just what we’re […]

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 […]

Coach Your Team


Coach Your Team

Why would you want to coach your team?? How often do we read that people leave their jobs because of their Managers who they often consider to have poor managerial skills and too large an ego? How much more satisfying is it to have regular interaction with a great Manager?  But what is it that […]

Deal with Redundancy


Deal with Redundancy

Redundancy is hitting many Australians at the moment. The most recent unemployment figures released today show the figure at 6.4%, up from 6% a month ago. It’s time for us to deal with redundancy better. If you are one of the many who are being made redundant, whether on a voluntary basis or not, creating […]

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 […]

The Power of Career Disruption


The Power of Career Disruption

Working on an executive search assignment recently, I was asked to find a strategic disruptive FMCG marketing director. This started me thinking more about the term ‘disruptive’ – a term being used liberally at the moment – everything from the retail sector being disrupted by online challengers to disruptive technologies that change how the world […]