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Healthy teams drive greater value

Healthy teams drive greater value

We’ve all heard the saying that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. There is some truth to that statement – and some misdirection too (for more on that, read this piece from CultureAmp –...

Filtering vs selecting. Does the difference matter?

Filtering vs selecting. Does the difference matter?

The ability to select the right person for an organisation is one of the most prized skills of leaders – because people drive an organisation’s success. Simon Sinek famously tweeted: “The responsibility of a company is to serve the customer. The responsibility of...

What makes for star talent?

What makes for star talent?

When you consider the uniqueness of roles, organisational cultures and individuals, the adage that we are all one of a kind rings true. However, in our work, having interviewed thousands of people and placed hundreds in roles, there is no question that there are some...

The business case for culture-fit recruitment

The business case for culture-fit recruitment

Culture isn’t jeans Friday. And jeans Friday won’t generate better margins or more innovation or smarter programs. The heart of our business is culture-fit recruitment. What makes this critical to our clients’ competitive advantage is that it directly impacts an...

Why are you here? Tips on crafting your personal purpose

Why are you here? Tips on crafting your personal purpose

Understanding purpose is critical to exceptional performance. Psychologists describe it as the pathway to greater wellbeing. It helps with decision-making and is one of the keys to dealing with our complex, volatile and ambiguous world. I love this quote from Mark...

Are you under-pricing your offer?

Are you under-pricing your offer?

It may seem like a statement of the obvious that profit is linked to pricing and yet, all too often, companies set their pricing re-actively. I recently attended a 'Pricing to Capture Value’ event, hosted by Consult Australia, and was most interested in the insights...

How driven are you?

How driven are you?

Drive is talked about a lot when it comes to people’s performance, but what is drive, where does it come from and what is the benefit? Drive is a combination of desire and energy…or determination and ambition to achieve something. In Dan Pink’s renowned book, Drive,...

Do goals or values give you job satisfaction?

Do goals or values give you job satisfaction?

It’s not every day you can leave the office knowing you have achieved your goals. Let’s face it, some days everything just falls into place and we achieve our goals, and other days it feels like we have just been spinning our wheels, not achieving anything. If you...

Will your 2IC successfully take over from you?

Will your 2IC successfully take over from you?

Success in an organisation often means the CEO and their 2IC make a great team. The CEO not only uses their 2IC as a sounding board, they also work well together. They make decisions and execute actions that lead to the delivery of their business plan and budget year...

Culture and the factors that define it

Culture and the factors that define it

Culture is talked about a lot, but defining it simply is a challenge. Most leaders indicate it plays a part in organisational health. Most people acknowledge the benefits of a positive culture. But what are the aspects that determine whether a culture is strong or...