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03/09/2014    Why You Are Losing the REAL War for Talent

Few people could argue against the benefits of attracting and retaining the most capable people, but an argument can be made that most organizations are actually losing this “war”, with many of them not even realizing that they are losing or the reasons wh

10/03/2014    10 Suggestions on How You Can Have the Career That You Want

The people who achieve career success truly want career success, and they take control of their careers rather than expecting a great career to be handed to them. By thinking about what you really want, envisioning where you want to go, planning the steps,

31/01/2014    Why You need To Evaluate Your Hiring Effectiveness and to Be More Like Bob

This is a true story about “Bob” and his team, and how their commitment to a high quality, multi-level hiring and selection process ensured that everyone enjoyed career success.

09/09/2013    Minimal Effort

Above-average people will actually display above-average effort in almost all of their behaviours and interactions with you - they don’t turn effort on and off.

29/04/2013    Performance, Engagement and Another Success Story

Is there a correlation between worker engagement and their level of performance?

29/01/2013    Effort is the Key to Better Hiring and Better Careers

Too many organizations are hiring the wrong people and too many employment seekers are making the wrong career choices. The root of the problem is a lack of real effort by both.

21/11/2012    Thinking Strategically Creates Opportunity

When people’s cognitive capability is in alignment with what is required in their role – they perform effectively.

05/09/2012    Sometimes You Don’t Know Whether to Laugh or to Cry

Always embrace quality – it pays off in the long run!

10/07/2012    The Importance of Proper Assessment in the Selection Process

Whether hiring external managers and staff, promoting internal people or deciding on who is best to receive developmental funds, it is important to have sufficient, appropriate, and accurate, information to help you to make the right decisions.

26/06/2012    Above Average Performers

The incompetent don’t know they are incompetent!

03/06/2012    Train and Develop For Results

Are you concerned that your valuable budget funds may be wasted on consultation, training and development programs that provide either ineffective or unsustainable results?

10/05/2012    Even LinkedIn Needs to Innovate

In today’s highly competitive global economy the most innovative organizations will be able to keep pace with change in demand by offering effective products and services.

13/04/2012    Are You Getting What You Really Want?

For those people who can overcome their natural resistance to change, the reward for their openness is greater access to the opportunities that will get them what they want.

09/03/2012    Innovation is Directly Related to How You Think

Innovation requires that the participants have an appropriate technical foundation, sufficient problem solving capability and cognitive scope and a suitable innovative thinking style.  

07/03/2012    Can You Identify An Innovative Thinker?

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." — Theodore Levitt

31/10/2011    Management Performance Depends on Problem Solving

‘Visionary’ is a commonly used term to describe the incredible Mr. Steve Jobs of Apple.  But what do we actually mean when we describe someone as having vision?

24/03/2011    100 Managers in a Room – How Many Good Ones?

If you want to effectively compete in the new economy you will need to have the best possible mangers. Effective managers create an environment that is attractive to talented people by providing; challenging work, developmental opportunities, internal mobi

10/01/2011    Reduce Fear And Be More Innovative

At the micro-level, innovation is impeded by fear.

06/12/2010    The Best Way To Get The Career That You Want

If you want more from your work than just a ‘job’, you will need to differentiate yourself from your competition.

29/07/2010    Why You May Be Missing Your Real Potential

Our performance will be directly related to how we understand, and embrace, change.

19/07/2010    Lean and Performance

Thinking in terms of “Lean”, performance will be enhanced when we fully understand internal and external customer requirements, we assess and evaluate a person’s capability to deliver according to these requirements, and we identify any performance gaps be

28/06/2010    Work Personality is The Key To Superior Performance

After educational, technical skills and experience requirements are satisfied, superior performance occurs when there is a personality match to the work, the manager, the team and the organizational culture.

01/06/2010    Do You Want to Hire Innovators?

Innovative organizations are staffed by innovative people.

03/05/2010    Using Assessment in Leadership Development

Used properly, assessments can help leaders improve by identifying gaps between desired and perceived behaviours.

05/04/2010    Change and the New Economy

“If the recession has taught us anything, it is that what we were doing was wrong”.

19/03/2010    Why Most Small Businesses Fail

If you are thinking about starting your own business at least you are starting off on the right foot – by thinking.

04/12/2009    Want To Build Your Career?

Whether you are currently employed, unemployed or considering a change in your employment situation, it is important to understand the difference between a job and a career, and to decide which is right for you.

25/11/2009    Hiring Problem Solvers

When assessing an employment candidate to fill a vacancy for a supervisor, manager, or executive role, looking for “traditional” intelligence is insufficient.

05/02/2009    Quality Recruitment Is A Process

Perhaps you have heard the phrase “The best apples remain high in the trees”? The theory being, the best apple-pickers know that they will have the greatest reward by putting out effort (climbing that ladder and finding the best apples to pick) rather than

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