Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (4)

Technical competence without people skills - what is it costing you?

A common problem I see in many organisations is that somewhere in their senior management team they have a person with strong technical competence, but who lacks the essential people skills and leadership expertise. The story goes that they are leading the way with their knowledge and experience, meeting expectations, producing innovative ideas, delivering on project deadlines…


Added by Nicole Underwood on October 26, 2011 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Is the art of Effective Negotiation a dying one?

The most contentious point of any negotiation/discussion about wages and conditions linked to productivity is how you measure the productivity changes. It is important for negotiators to be aware that the productivity gains do not necessarily equate to job losses, or loss of current conditions.


With the recent media exposure in regards to agreement outcomes for some major australian industries, it begs the question, is the art of effectively negotiating…


Added by Michael Cosgrove on October 20, 2011 at 9:15 — No Comments

Who will carry your vision? Tips to develop your successor

60% of companies don’t have succession plans in place and yet this article suggests “the most successful CEO’s…


Added by Nicole Underwood on October 11, 2011 at 14:21 — 3 Comments

A simple workplace culture health test


Just like a garden can tell you a lot about the people who live in a house, I can tell the state of your culture and the level of employee engagement by the state of your office plants. To me, they are a marker of what is going on, what gets attention and what doesn’t.


Here’s what I mean . . .




  • Don't have any? This is a sterile work environment that doesn't feel natural.
  • Have fake ones? You…

Added by Karen Schmidt on October 3, 2011 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

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