Added by Ric Willmot on August 22, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments
In February 2009, Gary Hamel made a presentation to a Boston Business School symposium. The major points Gary made that reinforce my messages to you all over the last seven years:
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If you need to say, “No” to a group, an employee, or a client, it’s vital to be cognisant of these strategies:
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There are a lot of silly tests on the market which label people, many of which aren’t validated scientifically (no matter what the publishers say) but are nonetheless used to “explain away” behaviour. (“What can you expect from a ‘high Z’ Symbolic Symbolic with OKNL tendencies?”) I mean, really, why not just resort to horoscopes?
Annie Murphy Paul’s book, The Cult of Personality, demonstrates why most commonly used behavioural assessment and personality “profiling”…
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An architect designed and built a collection of office buildings surrounding a central green. When the construction was concluded, the landscape contractors asked where the sidewalk paths were to be laid.
“Just lay out and plant the grass solidly between all buildings.”
At the end of the first summer season the new lawn was tracked with trodden trails between the buildings. These trails twisted in easy curves and were sized appropriately according to the…Continue
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There was a curious plague which beset a primitive village centuries ago. When afflicted, the victims fell into a coma so deep that they were mistaken for being dead. And, within 24-48 hours they did in fact ultimately die.
The issue was that these primitive villagers were unable to positively determine if a victim was actually in a coma and alive, or in fact already deceased. Of course, it had to happen that someone ended up being buried alive. After discovering this tragic…Continue
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Greek philosopher and mathematician, Plato, dictated that the circle was the perfect form for celestial movement. So, then for the next one-and-a-half millennia, astronomers said that the planetary orbits were circular even though their observational data suggested otherwise.
Even Copernicus utilised circles in his heliocentric model, explaining the universe and its relationship to the planets. Finally, it was the German mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler who described the…Continue
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Extraordinary business breakthroughs can be elicited by intelligent questions.
Added by Ric Willmot on August 5, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments
What does workforce planning really mean? Talent management? Recruitment and retention?
Could we amend our thinking around what retention stands for?
A few years ago, Bernard Salt spoke at the “State of the Industry” dinner for the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association in Melbourne, at which I was a special guest of CEO Julie Mills. Bernard recounted a story whereby a lawyer had in years previous, lamented at how they would invest…Continue
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