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Jan Terkelsen liked David Klaasen's blog post How is distance affecting your thinking?
Aug 10
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

How is distance affecting your thinking?

Your perception of distance has a profound effect on your thinking and decision making.  When a tragedy occurs in a particular neighbourhood people often say we didn’t expect that ‘here’.  We are so used to hearing about awful things happening in distant places but when it happens in our own neighbourhood we are…See More
Aug 4
David Klaasen posted a blog post

How is distance affecting your thinking?

Your perception of distance has a profound effect on your thinking and decision making.  When a tragedy occurs in a particular neighbourhood people often say we didn’t expect that ‘here’.  We are so used to hearing about awful things happening in distant places but when it happens in our own neighbourhood we are…See More
Aug 3
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

Are you limited by the people around you?

You are being limited by the experience of the people around you.  Many Leadership teams fall into the Thinking Trap of Experience because they believe that once a subject or idea is discussed and debated by the team it is sufficient to make a good decision.  Sadly, most Leadership teams are lacking the…See More
Jul 21
David Klaasen posted a blog post

Are you limited by the people around you?

You are being limited by the experience of the people around you.  Many Leadership teams fall into the Thinking Trap of Experience because they believe that once a subject or idea is discussed and debated by the team it is sufficient to make a good decision.  Sadly, most Leadership teams are lacking the…See More
Jul 20
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

The Thinking Trap of Expedience

Even President Trump has had to admit that things are more complicated than he initially thought!  While this is no surprise to most of us, many people don’t even notice that their brain is massively simplifying the complexities of the world they live in just to make some sense of it.  What are you…See More
Jul 7
David Klaasen posted a blog post

The Thinking Trap of Expedience

Even President Trump has had to admit that things are more complicated than he initially thought!  While this is no surprise to most of us, many people don’t even notice that their brain is massively simplifying the complexities of the world they live in just to make some sense of it.  What are you…See More
Jul 6
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

The Thinking Trap of Similarity

What media do you consume?  Who do you listen to?  Whose opinions do you agree or disagree with?  One of the key skills of living in the 21st century is being able to filter the vast amount of data, information, opinion and highly sophisticated marketing that are bombarding us almost every waking hour.  In order to…See More
Jun 23
David Klaasen posted a blog post

The Thinking Trap of Similarity

What media do you consume?  Who do you listen to?  Whose opinions do you agree or disagree with?  One of the key skills of living in the 21st century is being able to filter the vast amount of data, information, opinion and highly sophisticated marketing that are bombarding us almost every waking hour.  In order to…See More
Jun 22
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

The 5 Thinking Traps

All your decisions are biased!  This is a simple fact that we all need to get more used to.  If we don’t we are in danger of allowing a lot of automatic, and often unhelpful, patterns of thinking influence the major decisions we make. This could be anything from recruiting for a key role in our business or choosing a key…See More
Jun 9
David Klaasen posted a blog post

The 5 Thinking Traps

All your decisions are biased!  This is a simple fact that we all need to get more used to.  If we don’t we are in danger of allowing a lot of automatic, and often unhelpful, patterns of thinking influence the major decisions we make. This could be anything from recruiting for a key role in our business or choosing a key…See More
Jun 8
A blog post by David Klaasen was featured

3 Steps to having a Happy Boss

Effective management requires discipline . . . but not necessarily the discipline you think – I’m talking about self-discipline. I’ve recently been doing a lot of Executive Coaching for Senior Managers and Directors and there is a common theme that frequently comes up . . . ‘ wanting some quality time with the boss.…See More
May 8
David Klaasen posted a blog post

3 Steps to having a Happy Boss

Effective management requires discipline . . . but not necessarily the discipline you think – I’m talking about self-discipline. I’ve recently been doing a lot of Executive Coaching for Senior Managers and Directors and there is a common theme that frequently comes up . . . ‘ wanting some quality time with the boss.…See More
May 5
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

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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

How is distance affecting your thinking?

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 18:22 0 Comments

Your perception of distance has a profound effect on your thinking and decision making.  When a tragedy occurs in a particular neighbourhood people often say we didn’t expect that ‘here’.  We are so used to hearing about awful things happening in distant places but when it happens in our own…

Continue

Are you limited by the people around you?

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 19:36 0 Comments

You are being limited by the experience of the people around you.  Many Leadership teams fall into the Thinking Trap of Experience because they believe that once a subject or idea is discussed and debated by the team it is sufficient to make a good decision.  Sadly, most Leadership teams…

Continue

The Thinking Trap of Expedience

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 18:04 0 Comments

Even President Trump has had to admit that things are more complicated than he initially thought!  While this is no surprise to most of us, many people don’t even notice that their brain is massively simplifying the complexities of the world they live in just to make some sense of it.  What…

Continue

The Thinking Trap of Similarity

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 20:01 0 Comments

What media do you consume?  Who do you listen to?  Whose opinions do you agree or disagree with?  One of the key skills of living in the 21st century is being able to filter the vast amount of data, information, opinion and highly sophisticated marketing that are bombarding us almost…

Continue

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