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How will your workplace start 2018?

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 16:45 0 Comments

“Do as I say, not as I do”.

 Have you ever been on the receiving end of that expression?

Those interested in the workings of the brain will already be aware of the need many of us humans have for perceived fairness.  Interestingly, perceiving an injustice is a common trigger for anger both in and out of the workplace.  It’s not fair!

If a Leader expects certain things from their team members, but isn’t willing to include themselves, is that fair?  It…


How are you describing the elephant?

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 14:34 0 Comments

This is a parable taken from early Buddhist, Hindu and Jain texts…

Word got to a group of blind men that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the village.  Having no clue about its shape or form, one said: "We must inspect and get to know it by touch.  Of this we are capable". When they found it they touched, caressed and groped so that they could each share their findings.  "This being is like a thick snake" when the trunk was touched. For another, it was…


Employee Surveys. Are you blaming the player or blaming the game?

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 10:39 2 Comments

I was recently speaking with a senior HR professional, someone I have a lot of respect for, who was brave enough to admit that modern HR is interesting, exciting and confusing all at the same time. We discussed the tsunami of daily articles and blogs about a myriad of topics that seem to have diametrically opposed suggestions on what constitutes ‘best practice’. We both admitted to being fascinated with the unintended consequences rising from previously claimed best practices.…


How TED inspired a workplace performance system

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 15:30 0 Comments

Don’t you just love the TED (ted.com) organisation?   Having instant access to the world’s thought leaders for FREE has provided benefits to many millions of people all over the world.

I wanted to say a big thank you to a few presenters in particular who have helped me solve a really big problem recently.  I will mention them shortly, but first the background story.

About 2 years ago, myself and my colleagues started looking into how organisations were going about measuring and…


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