April 2013 Blog Posts (37)

All things are Not Equal when it comes to Engagement Initiatives – How to identify which Improvement Opportunities will give you the Biggest Bang for your Buck

One of the main challenges that I see organisations face after completing any type of employee satisfaction or engagement survey is where to focus actions and initiatives. Whilst the survey findings often highlights many opportunities for action, it can be difficult to know which will provide the biggest impact. Some of the typical ways in which organisations and providers…

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Added by Kate Boorer on April 15, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

The CCO - Business Critical or Wishful Thinking

Customer Engagement consistently appears as one of THE key focus areas for brands in 2013. So will 2013 also be the year that we see the CCO – (that would be Chief Customer Officer, not Chief Creative Officer) – finally fulfil its true destiny?

According to Wikipedia, CCO is properly defined as “an executive who provides the comprehensive and authoritative view of the customer and creates corporate and customer strategy at the…

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Added by Karen Galasso on April 13, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Does your exit process provide a true mirror to your manager, or just reflect what they think they "already know"?

It’s so true that people don’t leave companies they leave managers. Greg Savage nailed this case in his piece which appeared in the HR Daily Community last week.  He suggested that rather than go into blame mode, his managers look in the mirror when faced with a resignation, saying for some, this might be a shocking experience.

I’d like to take…

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Added by Anthony Sork on April 13, 2013 at 15:25 — 2 Comments

Your Feel Good Friday from Balance at Work

An amusing TED talk by an introvert, for introverts and all those who…
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Added by Susan Rochester on April 12, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

Relationships or Results – What’s your Focus?

Is work about getting results no matter what?  Or is it the quality of working relationships that really leads to success?  We each have deep motivational preferences that drive our behaviour and focus our attention.  If they are neglected or ignored they can lead to problems that undermine understanding and success.  

I was recently listening to a misunderstanding between two Directors.  One of them, let’s call her Linda, was frustrated by a particular member of staff not achieving…

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Added by David Klaasen on April 11, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Benefits of Mindfulness Training for Busy Business Minds

If you were part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra you would not dream of using your instrument without tuning it first yet. The mind is our instrument of running our life yet most of us don’t spend even a moment of our life tuning it.

Mindfulness works. The science of neuroplasticity explains how we can refine the habitual patterns of the mind to improve function and abilities through a deliberate and regular…

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Added by Paul von Bergen on April 11, 2013 at 17:56 — No Comments

Why you Should Make Discretionary Effort Mandatory

“Discretionary effort is like loose change in a person’s pocket. It is management’s job to get them to…

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Added by Mark Robinson on April 11, 2013 at 11:40 — No Comments

Lead Yourself: The Choice Which Transforms

The subject of Happiness and work has never been as prominent as it is now.  The United Nations has marked the importance of Happiness by declaring an International Day of Happiness which will happen every March 20th.  The first one was this year.   Becoming happy actually is a practical process, one which great leaders not only harness for themselves, but love to share with their employees.  The following describes how I came about this discovery and put it into practice

Yesterday, I…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on April 10, 2013 at 22:10 — No Comments

What's the most important leadership question you can ask?

Put the 'Why?' before the 'How?'

In an increasingly complex and competitive world, success belongs to those organisations with a clearly articulated and shared purpose.

If we think of our organisation as a dress shop what would be its purpose? Are we here to sell clothes? Are we running a supply chain? Or are we delivering a return to shareholders? All these things are essential but they…

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Added by Geoff Aigner on April 10, 2013 at 17:59 — No Comments

What's the most important leadership question you can ask?

Put the 'Why?' before the 'How?'

In an increasingly complex and competive world, success belongs to those organisations with a clearly articulated and shared purpose.

If we think of our organisation as a dress shop what would be its purpose? Are we here to sell clothes? Are we running a supply chain? Or are we delivering a return to shareholders? All these things are essential but they…

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Added by Rachael Vincent on April 10, 2013 at 11:59 — No Comments

Giddy up ... it’s appraisal time! 3 questions to avoid the annual whipping

Performance reviews….is it that time of year again…..already? Why is it that something that should be an effective tool to motivate your team often turns into that annoying form that you have to fill out once a year?

Last week I conducted a workshop with a leadership team of a global pharmaceutical company on how to conduct an…

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Added by Nicole Underwood on April 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

What Enlightened Leaders Practice For Success

Leaders are faced with a myriad of challenges, both from juggling many projects and dealing with the many different personality traits of their people.  In order to be open and alert to devising winning solutions to problems and blockages, there is one enduring practice which sorts out the great from the good.  This week’s article looks at this practice and how leaders apply it in the workplace. 

There is no one formula to being a successful leader.  Many would argue that great…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on April 5, 2013 at 0:24 — No Comments

Are you ensuring that your feedback is being heard?

Giving effective feedback to an underperforming team member is a key skill for any manager and yet it is still frequently misunderstood.  The latest research in neuroscience is shedding some light on how we can improve the impact of our feedback and turn performance around.

Feedback is very similar to motivation in that it is very individual.   Some people like their feedback frank and to the point others need a more encouraging approach or else they will become overwhelmed with a…

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Added by David Klaasen on April 4, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Social Networking: But I thought it was my private life!!!

Social Networking has become ubiquitous. From Twitter and Facebook to Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Youtube, there is a social network to suit just about any demand or interest. Every minute of every day people are out there connecting and sharing, creating a rich world of…

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Added by Melissa Binks on April 3, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments

Are you Prepared for the Super Contribution Increase?

Superannuation is a crucial part of an employee’s benefits package and is heavily regulated, so when changes are proposed to superannuation legislation, employers need to be fully educated and prepared. In 2012, the Federal Government announced a potential increase in employers’ obligatory super contributions, with  this legislation set come into effect on July 1st of this year. This is just one part of the “Stronger Super” reform and whilst it may be daunting for employers, July is fast…

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Added by Ben Thompson on April 3, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

People don't leave companies. They leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd occasion, but that’s another blog!)

Mostly, my natural reaction has always been a human one I suppose. “What possible reason would they have to do that?” or “What’s wrong with them?” or even, “She must be leaving for money. The fool!”

But I grew wiser as the years rolled by.

Mostly,…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 3, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reminder: employer compulsory superannuation contributions increase from 1 July 2013

In 2010 the Federal Government announced a variety of changes to superannuation, one of which was the gradual increase of employer compulsory superannuation contributions.

The legislation giving effect to these changes came into force last year. Under the new legislation, the compulsory superannuation contributions will increase by 0.25% per annum in 2013 and 2014; and further increase by 0.50% per annum between 2015 and 2019 (with the end result being a contribution rate of 12% from…

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Added by Kristin Ramsey on April 2, 2013 at 10:31 — No Comments

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