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Katie McLean liked David Klaasen's blog post 7 tips for Managing Moaners
Apr 18
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

7 tips for Managing Moaners

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to have a talent for complaining and moaning?  There is always something wrong or they feel that it’s always another person who is causing all the problems in their life.  They tend to wallow in victimhood and feel everything is unfair.  If not managed, these individuals can quickly…See More
Apr 7
David Klaasen posted a blog post

7 tips for Managing Moaners

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to have a talent for complaining and moaning?  There is always something wrong or they feel that it’s always another person who is causing all the problems in their life.  They tend to wallow in victimhood and feel everything is unfair.  If not managed, these individuals can quickly…See More
Apr 6
Narelle Coghill, CAHRI AIMM liked David Klaasen's blog post Lack of trust is damaging your business – here’s how to fix it
Mar 22
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Lack of trust is damaging your business – here’s how to fix it

The current lack of trust is a major issue in many organisations.  In their 2016 Global CEO Survey PwC reported that 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a serious threat to their organisation’s growth.  Sadly, most of them of them have done little to improve it because they are not sure where to…See More
Mar 6
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Lack of trust is damaging your business – here’s how to fix it

The current lack of trust is a major issue in many organisations.  In their 2016 Global CEO Survey PwC reported that 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a serious threat to their organisation’s growth.  Sadly, most of them of them have done little to improve it because they are not sure where to…See More
Mar 3
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?

Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?  If they are you may need to review how much you need to control the decision-making process in your business.  Are you the only one who really makes decisions or do you seek to collaborate? Authoritarian TendenciesWe are currently witnessing an extraordinary…See More
Feb 6
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?

Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?  If they are you may need to review how much you need to control the decision-making process in your business.  Are you the only one who really makes decisions or do you seek to collaborate? Authoritarian TendenciesWe are currently witnessing an extraordinary…See More
Feb 3
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Is fear stealing your peoples’ resourcefulness?

Fear can be useful - it keeps us safe when there is real physical danger, but it can also be very detrimental because it can steal our resourcefulness just when we need it most.  How is your behaviour as a leader and manager impacting on the resourcefulness your people? A metaphor for lifeMy wife Pam and I love skiing…See More
Jan 13
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Is fear stealing your peoples’ resourcefulness?

Fear can be useful - it keeps us safe when there is real physical danger, but it can also be very detrimental because it can steal our resourcefulness just when we need it most.  How is your behaviour as a leader and manager impacting on the resourcefulness your people? A metaphor for lifeMy wife Pam and I love skiing…See More
Jan 12
Benjamin Hume Walker liked David Klaasen's blog post Understanding the Flip Side of Communication
Oct 15, 2016
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Understanding the Flip Side of Communication

There is a flip side to your communication that is often below your conscious awareness.  By raising awareness of your preferences you can become even more effective.  Most politicians are unbalanced but not in the way you may think. They often answer questions and speak in a manner that makes it difficult to…See More
Oct 7, 2016
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Understanding the Flip Side of Communication

There is a flip side to your communication that is often below your conscious awareness.  By raising awareness of your preferences you can become even more effective.  Most politicians are unbalanced but not in the way you may think. They often answer questions and speak in a manner that makes it difficult to…See More
Oct 6, 2016
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Reflections on imperfection – and my 100th article

Perfection is a killer.  Or should I say ‘seeking’ perfection is a killer.  There are many stories of people who try to perfect their ideas, writing, product or service before putting them out there and in doing so miss the opportunities to sell or improve and change the lives of others.…See More
Sep 15, 2016
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Reflections on imperfection – and my 100th article

Perfection is a killer.  Or should I say ‘seeking’ perfection is a killer.  There are many stories of people who try to perfect their ideas, writing, product or service before putting them out there and in doing so miss the opportunities to sell or improve and change the lives of others.…See More
Sep 10, 2016
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

What is your level of Strategic Acumen?

Reality and strategic acumen went out the window during the referendum campaigns for the UK to leave or remain in the EU. Both camps were very polarised between people who seemed to be blindly optimistic about the opportunities of going it alone and others who had severe scepticism about the economic impact of…See More
Aug 5, 2016

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What would you like to share about yourself?
We work with Business owners and Directors of small and medium enterprises to successfully resolve people and performance problems in order to improve profitability. This includes implementing the CLEAR Framework, a simple methodology that massively improves communication, focus and results. We help our demanding clients to develop a tailored Balanced Business Scorecard with a HR strategy that underpins achievement of business objectives. We practice "Pragmatic HR" that means solving people & performance problems by cutting through the waffle with the passion of a Michelin Star Chef. Our unique approach identifies and works with underlying patterns of motivation and behaviour to help individuals work to their strengths. This helps teams become more effective and avoids communication problems. We also identify models of excellence to focus recruitment and training initiatives.
Company website/blog
http://www.inspiredworking.com
Personal blog
http://www.inspiredworking.com/blog
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership and Management Development, Motivation, HR Strategy, Organisational Development
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

David Klaasen's Blog

7 tips for Managing Moaners

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 19:26 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to have a talent for complaining and moaning?  There is always something wrong or they feel that it’s always another person who is causing all the problems in their life.  They tend to wallow in victimhood and feel everything is unfair.  If not managed, these…

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Lack of trust is damaging your business – here’s how to fix it

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 18:28 0 Comments

The current lack of trust is a major issue in many organisations.  In their 2016 Global CEO Survey PwC reported that 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a serious threat to their organisation’s growth.  Sadly, most of them of them have done little to improve it because they are not sure…

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Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 18:53 0 Comments

Are your decisions creating unintended consequences?  If they are you may need to review how much you need to control the decision-making process in your business.  Are you the only one who really makes decisions or do you seek to collaborate? 

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Is fear stealing your peoples’ resourcefulness?

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 3:23 0 Comments

Fear can be useful - it keeps us safe when there is real physical danger, but it can also be very detrimental because it can steal our resourcefulness just when we need it most.  How is your behaviour as a leader and…

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