Build an innovation culture for change success

Corporate culture is arguably the reason innovation will succeed or fail. An organisation where innovation is valued and fully integrated into the business will invariably yield more success stories than ones with an innovation program run by a separate department … Read More

Why you should ditch the annual performance review

Traditional annual performance reviews are increasingly being replaced by more frequent performance conversations or ‘check ins’.  This is hardly remarkable considering that to achieve success people need to know how they are going at all times not just at the … Read More

Innovation must happen at the SME level

Right now, innovation is the catch-cry of every CEO, business owner or board member that wants more from their company. The hot money is currently on the two core areas and foci of innovation – start ups and large corporates. Start … Read More

How to get the most from your people

As business’s continue strive for productivity dividends; having reaped all they can from ‘the low hanging fruit’, leaders are increasingly asking themselves, ‘how do we get better outcomes from the same resources?’ … Read More

HR basics for small business – five key safeguards

When you are a small or medium business, it is easy to focus on the outcomes of the business and forget about the HR platforms that should be put in place to safe guard and build it. Investing in human … Read More

The steps to building a high performance team

Teams are so much more than a group of individuals who work or play together.  High performing teams seem to have an aura of excellence about them and a sense that nothing is unachievable. However, when teams are not functioning … Read More

Has technology replaced the human in human resources?

Firing someone by SMS message is not illegal. Sending an SMS for work related situations may be the most appropriate method in certain circumstances. But what do we think of a company who actually severs the relationship with their employees … Read More

Icebreaker game for speaking events

I recently facilitated at a conference for a group of managers and spent some considerable time pondering the icebreaker game that I would use to get the session started. As the first facilitator of the day I was aware that I would set the one … Read More

5 tips for empowering people

An empowered workforce delivers excellent results. … Read More