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Loyalty

Loyalty

Lately I have been thinking a lot about loyalty. Retaining a loyal, cohesive, and productive workforce is instrumental in running a successful business. However, recently many employers have told me they believe their employees lack loyalty and are not committed to...

Change

Change

The subject of change has been canvased significantly in recent times. In the initial stages of the pandemic, people were talking about the new way of doing things. Many organisations embraced greater reliance on technology, many online meetings occurred, structures...

A look at different management styles

A look at different management styles

The emergence of COVID-19 has highlighted a range of different management styles and personality traits that have become more obvious since the pandemic hit. Having observed many leaders react differently to the changes brought upon us this year, I thought I would...

The path ahead

The path ahead

COVID-19 has undoubtedly presented most businesses with challenges and in some instances, opportunities. From discussions we have had with a range of clients and stakeholders, it seems all organisations and staff have been impacted in some way. I know this may be...

Behaviour – where does it come from?

Behaviour – where does it come from?

Uncovering repeating patterns of behaviour is a key element of our culture fit recruitment and selection process. Identifying these behaviours helps us determine how a person will fit into an existing work culture, and how they react to certain pressures helps us...

Carroll Consulting – 30 years wiser

Carroll Consulting – 30 years wiser

As some of you may have recently seen, Carroll Consulting hit a major milestone on 4 February when we celebrated our 30-year anniversary. With such a significant event upon us, I found myself reflecting on the changes we have seen across the industry in those 30...

The art of storytelling

The art of storytelling

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the skill of storytelling, and how vital it is in every facet of business life, and beyond. Storytelling can be overlooked or taken for granted, but it’s a pivotal skill if you want to convey a message. We need to be clear in...

AI – the brave new future?

AI – the brave new future?

I recently attended the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) Conference on the Gold Coast titled ‘Leadership in a new world of work’. The event also combined the World Employment Conference (WEC), which gave the two-day event a global focus. A key...

How important is the money?

How important is the money?

Sometimes money becomes the centrepiece in the final stages of recruitment. We can get caught up with ensuring the financial offer presented is lucrative enough to get a highly sought candidate across the line. However, I would suggest that money, while important,...

The importance and power of mental models

The importance and power of mental models

The most successful people in business have the ability to visualise and deliver their desired strategic goal without distraction. They do this by using tools known as mental models. By taking the time to properly picture what success looks like, they make the right...