Driving Culture Change

While shifting organizational culture can be a challenging and demanding task, the actual formulae for success is not complex. People can be complex, but the core ingredients that determine the extent an organisation is able to transform its personality (reflected in the … Continue reading

Guest blogger: Karen O’Brien – Recruitment

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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

Guest blogger – Ian Hackett – HR should be every company’s ‘killer app’

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HR should be every company’s ‘killer app’ – What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” — Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE  Although not someone that always got everything right during his highly successful CEO career in one … Continue reading

Being nice is underrated

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Recently my colleague Tom sent through a link to an online news article titled ‘Being nice is the most underrated trait in business’.  As a team we had only recently been talking about the importance of nice people to creating … Continue reading

King of Culture: one person can make all the difference

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The need to proactively drive the culture of a business is a well-recognised priority for most business leaders I work with.  How precisely to go about doing that however is something I observe many struggling with.  Often I’m asked how … Continue reading

Inside the Toolkit: Face it, embrace it and move on

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In my latest book The People Manager’s Toolkit I describe what it takes to deliberately create the workplace culture we want. Among the most critical priorities I argue is our ability to not only face current reality but also to … Continue reading