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Even your best friend won’t tell you…

Complain to a colleague about an empoyee and they might tell you to just get rid of the person. You’re…

Where’s all this leadership leading us?

We had leadership programs running constantly, but when a decision had to be made everyone stepped back and waited for…

“Every Saturday I was a crocodile and on Tuesdays, a clown”

When a client – now working in HR – told me this recently, I was both amused and impressed! Painter…

What’s wrong with politics?

In a recent conversation with a candidate for the next election, she told me she thought politics as a career…

Two surprising reasons for poor performance

Sometimes a person or team just isn’t achieving, even though their skills, knowledge and experience indicate they should be doing…

Warning: 13 lies applicants will tell you to get the job

We tell potential employees what we want.  We shouldn’t be surprised if they bend the truth to fit our requirements….

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Three management mistakes you don’t even know you’re making

In our work with business owners, we have observed three beliefs that can hold them back from managing better, often…

Recruitment’s biggest myth

It amazes me how many people still believe: The more candidates you have to choose from, the better your chance…

5 reasons to reduce ‘clutter’ and grow your business

A recent visit to a local boutique was a stark reminder of the main drawback of trying to be all…

Want better customer service?

Qantas is planning to give financial bonuses to cabin crew and other staff based on customer satisfaction (Sydney Morning Herald,…

Not everyone wants to learn, you know…

Have you ever tried training someone and felt like you were getting nowhere? This was one of my early HR…

Why are you wasting time?

We all know ‘time is money’ yet we are sometimes willing to throw away time to an extent most of…