May 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Please vote for the Employee Attachment Inventory in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice Award.

Voting ends tomorrow at midday

The Employee Attachment Inventory has been named in Anthill Magazine’s ‘SMART 100’ index. Anthill’s ‘SMART 100’ Index was developed in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products.

We’re very excited about this and truly honoured to be recognised.

It’s not easy to launch and raise awareness of a new product that challenges conventional thinking. So please vote for us in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice…

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Added by Anthony Sork on May 31, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Recognising your team - 8 ways to say "Thank You" without saying the words

A recent report in HR Magazine by David Woods reported “Employers are failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21% of employees believing their company cares about its staff, according to a YouGov survey of over 1,000 workers, commissioned by performance consultancy, River Marketing.

The results don’t surprise me, although I think it’s a downright shame that people aren’t experiencing a greater sense of value from the workplace. People need to feel valued,…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on May 29, 2012 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

How to reduce staff turnover with a flexible culture

Staff turnover is an ongoing headache for most businesses.  Even booming industries like mining & resources are experiencing their fair share of hurt with with 18% of workers leaving within the…

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Added by Nicole Underwood on May 28, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Your Feel Good Friday from Balance at Work

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Added by Susan Rochester on May 25, 2012 at 11:23 — No Comments

Losing sight of why you lead

This post is taken from my blog "Notes from the workplace garden" where I analyse how creating a great organisation is like creating a great garden.

It is very easy as a leader, or a gardener, to get caught up in the details and forget what it is you are trying to achieve in the big picture. We can easily obsess about minor issues, like the weeding or pruning when, from a distance, everything looks fine. We just need to take a step back to see the big picture rather than focussing on…

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Added by Karen Schmidt on May 25, 2012 at 9:46 — No Comments

Ric Willmot's Friday Redux No.15: When I want your opinion, will you provide it?

Friday Redux No.15: When I want your opinion, will you provide it?

Unsolicited feedback is given for the benefit of the sender not the receiver. Don’t concern yourself with those who come offering their criticisms, speculations and the like if you never asked them for it.

I once had a woman thrust her business card into my face after I had given a conference keynote presentation…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 25, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Are Your Relationships on Purpose?

Welcome to our latest Guest Blogger.  David Klaasen is an inspirational coach, facilitator and trainer, specialising in profitability, high performance and people and solutions.   We met on-line fairly recently after “bumping” into each other in our respective social media communities!  We quickly realised we shared some common ideas.  David very kindly agreed to give me a review of my latest E BOOK – The 6 Secrets of Great Emotional Intelligence – For Inspirational…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on May 25, 2012 at 6:10 — No Comments

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 lessons: We can’t assume everyone wants to learn and develop their skills.

In some workplaces and some roles, you will find people who just want to get on with…

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Added by Susan Rochester on May 24, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies - Part 2

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies

In a four part series, the team at DBL have put together a comprehensive ‘best practice’ guide to graduate development. Although by no means exhaustive, the series is a great resource and useful ‘how-to’ for graduate managers both new to the industry, and for veterans looking for new or fresh ideas to enhance their existing program, enjoy!

Regards…

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Added by Matt Chaplin on May 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Motivating for Behaviour Change

Motivating for Behaviour Change

This article was originally written and posted in January 2008. It is still just as relevant today in 2012 as it was in 2008.

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Presenting a full-day strategic program to business people and executives in northern Queensland, a very fine person, who had…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

What professional firms need to know about their people

What professional firms need to know about their people

People who work in professional services are different. They are knowledge workers. And, they’re unique!

  • They are the means of production. They own it, because it is them.
  • The office is their servant not their master. They don’t need to be in the office to do their…
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Added by Ric Willmot on May 22, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Recruiters? Honest as the day is long!

I had a bad experience last week. A bad experience which quickly rebounded into a good one, I am happy to say.

It was Friday 6 pm. I was rushing to wrap up things at work. Last minute emails to complete. A call from our Director in Asia with a client issue. A Skype call from our Europe MD. And then my wife on the phone saying don’t forget to pick up the kids.

I race down the elevator to the under-building car park, juggling laptop, gym gear, mobile phone and security pass.…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Have you ever thought about becoming or engaging a mentor?

Having a mentor can be vital to your successful career plan. While some businesses create structured mentoring plans, sometimes the relationship grows organically and you may already be someone’s mentor without even realising it. 

If you are in a mentoring relationship, have you given much thought to what that means? 

Mentors provide insight and guidance, provide encouragement, and share ideas and their own experiences to help another person on their own journey. Typically a…

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Added by Chip McFarlane on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments

Ric Willmot's Weekly Wisdom No.103: What are you doing?

Weekly Wisdom No.103: What are you doing?

You create an idea for your business. You get everyone together to discuss it. You wrangle over the merits or otherwise of pushing forward with this new idea. The idea has its supporters and it has detractors, as well, of course. (There’s always somebody who thinks it’s their role to say no to a new idea no matter how good it…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 21, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Ric Willmot's Friday Redux No.14: Looking for leadership in all the wrong places

Friday Redux No.14: Looking for leadership in all the wrong places

I had been captain of many of the sporting teams at school and college. I had captained club teams after graduating and been elected to leadership positions in community groups as well. So, later in life when I became a CEO of a …

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Taking a Stand for the Manager - Underdog of 2012?

The role of manager is a multi-talented one!

I have read so many negative reports about managers over the last few months that I felt I had to stand up and hurl in a different perspective.   In the past few months, I’ve read quotes such as:

  • “three quarters of employers report a lack of leadership and management skills and too many managers have an inflated opinion of their ability to manage people”
  • “More than six out of ten people employed in customer facing…
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Added by Christina Lattimer on May 18, 2012 at 7:37 — No Comments

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies

In a four part series, the team at DBL have put together a comprehensive 'how-to' guide for best practice graduate development. Although by no means exhaustive, the series is a great resource for graduate managers both new to the industry, and for veterans looking for new or fresh ideas to enhance their existing program, enjoy!

Regards,…

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Added by Matt Chaplin on May 16, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments

Five Executive Decision Making Myths

Five Executive Decision Making Myths

With over 200 executives from 14 countries who have been through my Coaching & Mentoring Program, I have learned a great deal about executive decision making by observing the behaviours and actions of CEOs and senior…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 16, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Whose job are you doing?

Last week I had a conversation with one of my long-time clients. His issue was, in a nutshell, not having time to do his job because he was too busy doing the job of his staff.

What does that mean?
 
In his situation this meant;
 
·         Doing the work of staff who had been recruited but had not yet started
·         Doing the work of staff who were late to work
·         Doing the work of staff who were on sick…
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Added by ross clennett on May 15, 2012 at 15:44 — No Comments

Beauty vs brains......does it have to be a competition?

The Adelaide Advertiser ran an article on Saturday titled “The Ugly Side of Being Beautiful”.  It revealed research stating that 47% of US Recruiters believe women can be penalised for ‘being too good looking’ and attractive women…

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Added by Nicole Underwood on May 15, 2012 at 12:33 — No Comments

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