Many of the world’s best minds and great business leaders have had a Mentor. Each knew, in spite of their ego, outstanding skills and abilities, that they would benefit. These folk included Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zukerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Richard Branson.
Mentoring, however, is not a prominent feature of the Australian business and public sector landscape. How many do you know who are currently being mentored?
From my own experience as a Mentor there are 26…Continue
We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create.
In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced…Continue
All HR professionals should take note of current media reports on the sexual harassment complaint recently settled at Fox News – USA.
The complainant was News anchor Gretchen Carlson. She lodged her complaint against CEO Roger Aisles. Carlson was one of many female News ‘girls’ in the network. Often also referred to as ‘hot’, ‘sexy’ and ‘babes’, these women were part of the image that mandated boobs, bums and pins be all-about and often on screen. You would hope that…Continue
If the Head of HR is a bit ordinary or the function lacks standing, status and influence then send them this: anonymously might be best.
In the very best organizations the Head HR honcho:
1 Has direct and unfettered access to the CEO 24/7
2 Sits at the corporate decision making table
3 Spends more time with the core business providers/front-end operatives than on email
4 Promotes that quality staff selection is more important than…Continue