David Klaasen
  • Male
  • Colchester
  • United Kingdom

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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
Personal blog
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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

Assessing the Ideal Team Player

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 19:31 0 Comments

What makes an ideal team player?  What qualities would you want them to demonstrate?  How do you assess job applicants or even current members of your team, to make sure that they have the qualities you want?  

I frequently get asked these questions because it is a constant challenge for managers to select the best candidates for the job, especially in a very…


Bad is stronger than good

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Is your fear of losing out clouding your thinking?  Are you persisting with a poor strategy just because you have invested a lot of time, effort or money in it?   Our evolutionary hard-wiring and hyper-sensitivity to danger and loss has helped us survive and become the most successful species on the planet, but this ancient survival strategy can inhibit growth and…


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 neighbourhood we are far more shocked.  This is very understandable.  The…


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 are lacking the necessary diversity to fully consider the complexities of the…


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