Monthly Archives: January 2011

The First 90 Days


How well do you treat your new employees during their first three months on the job? Do you have an interesting induction process or is it boring and unforgettable? Do you even have an effective induction process? Follow this link … Continue reading

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The ability to change and adapt


While reading a recent blog on how people went about identifying the one thing that stops them from succeeding I was struck by a trend in all the comments. While the focus of the article was on how many people … Continue reading

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SARA – Shock, Anger, Resistance, Acceptance


Let’s talk about 360 degree feedback processes. Some most forms of assessment, 360 degree feedback has its enthuiasts and its detractors. Over the past ten years our consultancy has used 360 degree in various formats. We are accredited to apply … Continue reading

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Its the small things that matter


It’s the New Year, a time for reflecting and over the past few days I have been reflecting upon how difficult many managers appear to make their task. Now before I spell out my ideas on how to make things … Continue reading

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Managing through leadership – Dee Hock


I was cleaning out some back issues of management magazines recently when I came across this piece in Fast Company in 1996 by Dee Hock, the founder of Visa, on leadership. “Here is the very heart and soul of the … Continue reading

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Is your organisation free from fear?


This little snippet came out of our recent survey of managers in the non profit sectors. We asked them to rate their organisation on the statement ‘Our organsiation is free from fear’. The results were; 4% strongly disagreed thus suggesting … Continue reading

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Exit Interviews


How many managers actually conduct an exit interview when someone leaves? How many do so but simply complete the tick box form provided by HR? Let’s think about this for a moment. Regardless of the reason someone is leaving your … Continue reading

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