Improving Personal and Organisational Performance



10 simple things the CEO can do to create a happy workplace

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Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces. In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leade… Sourced through from: This article highlights what CEO’s can do to encourage open and honest dialogue, which ultimately helps the organisation move forward and improve in ways that make sense.  Too often, there is a culture of “The Emperor’s Clothes” in operation,...

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8 Questions to Ask and Answer Before Saying “Yes” to Every Good Idea

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Ideas are the lifeblood of innovation, however, the best ideas need care and nurturing. Beware if diluting your efforts by chasing too many good ideas Sourced through from:

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Toward a new HR philosophy 

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When HR sees itself as manager, mediator, and nurturer, it further separates managers from their employees and reinforces a results-versus-people dichotomy.1 That’s why many HR teams refer to the rest of the company as “the business”; too often, they don’t really perceive themselves as a core part of that business. Sourced through from: Practical thoughts on reengineering HR. Badly needed in many places!...

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What are Today’s Most Important Leadership Skills?

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Being an effective leader means mastering skills from five key themes, a new study has found. Dr Sunnie Giles, an organizational scientist and leadership development consultant, undertook research to find out the traits needed to be an effective leader. Her research involved 195 leaders across 15 countries. Participants were asked to identify the 15 most important leadership competencies from a list of 74. The top 10 were then grouped into five main themes that all leaders should aspire to achieve. “These five areas present significant...

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Engaging Employees: Big Companies Need the Most Improvement

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Large organizations tend to have lower employee engagement levels than small businesses. Sourced through from:

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The Leadership Development Road Map

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3,124 leaders provided their input for the Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015, presented by DDI and The Conference Board. This vast amount of data brought us to 18 initial findings, with more to come. View a snapshot of the data, and explore key questions on the path to organizational success by utilizing our Leadership Development Road Map. Sourced through from: Useful report on Leadership Development contains nice infographic explaining findings....

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Buzzwords We Can Believe In

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Empathy and mindfulness are hot topics because they speak to glaring needs in today’s workplace. Sourced through from:

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Breaking the Culture Barrier in Postmerger Integrations

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Most merging companies don’t know how to address their cultural differences—or how important it is to do so immediately. Analyze the differences in behaviors as well as in values, and you’re more likely to preserve the deal’s value, retain talent, and achieve a successful merger. Sourced through from:

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Revisiting the matrix organization | McKinsey & Company

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Matrices are often necessary, but they may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees. Clarifying roles can boost both the engagement of the workforce and a company’s organizational health. A McKinsey Quarterly article. Sourced through from:

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The Mindful Board

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Directors facing complex corporate governance challenges can develop their capacity to think together about the implications of their decisions. Sourced through from:

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