Honest conversation – saying what really needs to be said

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Reflect for a moment on how well you engage in honest conversations. Do you have the frank and upfront discussions you need to that allow people to understand reality?  Do you enable people to improve and grow by helping them … Continue reading

Guest blogger: Karen O’Brien – Recruitment

Hiring the right person

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So much of Karen’s commentary on “Recruitment – get it right from the start” makes perfect sense to those of us who work within the sector and have for some time.   So why is it that so many clients and … Continue reading

The Age article: Germanwings crash puts anguished spotlight on workplace mental health

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Grief is flowing yet again for loved ones lost in an air disaster, so what can we learn from the appalling end of Germanwings Flight 9525?  A memorial to one of the victims of Germanwings flight 9525, set up near … Continue reading

It’s all about choices

What can you do today

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Reflecting on what I wanted to write about in this blog my mind kept coming back to the number of people I’m working with right now who feel stuck in their jobs.  The extraordinary thing is that some of these … Continue reading

Retaining Great People

Staff retention is an important issue for all businesses; it’s hard enough to find good people, without losing them sooner than you want to.  Undesirable turnover has many detrimental consequences not least of which is lost productivity and money.  Contemplate … Continue reading

Mentoring kids – Enabling our next generation to thrive

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Every day I meet people in the workplace who struggle to build successful relationships with those around them.  People struggle to share their views openly, collaborate, deal with conflict, step up to greater challenge and strive to succeed.  Typically I … Continue reading