3 Reasons NOT to Hire Top Talent

    Having worked in the Talent Management field for over 25 years I am used to the discussions about hiring Top Talent; High Potentials; The top 5%; The Best. Everyone assumes that this is the route to go and that these “top percenters “ are what the company needs to compete and to succeed.…

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Are you passionate?

  Recently during MBA coaching sessions at a business school a number of us, who are experienced coaches, got into a discussion about the use of the word passionate on CV’s and LinkedIn profiles. Has it become one of those over used words, which come to mean nothing? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “passionate” as…

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7 Technology Pet Peeves

    I am a big fan of technology and all of the wonderful ways it has enriched our lives. However with the good comes the bad. Here is my list of things, which are really annoying. Please add yours in the comments at the end.     Long email signature lines: We read so…

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8 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Mom

In honour of my mother’s 85th Birthday this week here are 8 leadership lessons I learned from her: My mother was born in Poland and orphaned by 10; she spent time in a German camp; moved to the UK after the war and married my Polish father, who had served with the allied forces; they…

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How To Bring More Creativity Into Your Business

The Oxford Dictionary defines creativity as relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something. In a nutshell, creativity could be seen simply as the ability to give life to new ideas and concepts and discover fresh approaches to solving a problem. Applying this concept to an organisational context,…

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Back To Basics: Find Common Core Values

In this age of corporate financial scandals and a renewed focus on ethics and governance, the advice of Polonius still holds true: “this above all: to thine own self be true”, he counseled in Hamlet, written hundreds of years ago. If he were speaking around a boardroom table today, he might have rephrased it so…

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The Avengers and Predictive Index

I’ve been working with the Predictive Index for many years and I know it to be an effective and powerful management tool.  But often I am faced with the challenge of explaining what it can do for a company.  Although I can quote many successful client references and validity studies, show documents, data and case…

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