6 Things You Need to Know About Asking Great Interview Questions

Our job is to hire the best candidate, and the candidates job is to be the best candidate This means that candidates are trying to say everything that they think we want to hear. Our job is to determine if they actually possess the required knowledge and skills to be successful in the role or […]

72% of people get their best ideas in the shower ? here’s why!

Ever feel like you come up with your best ideas while daydreaming in the shower? Well, that’s because you do. Over the last few months, psychologist Ron Friedman, founder of Ignite80 and author of “The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace,” has been organizing an online summit on peak work performance, featuring his […]

Employee Engagement – the toughest challenge

The toughest challenge for many organisations today is attracting and retaining the best, most skilled employees. The war for talent is hotter than ever and organisations need to strengthen workplace environments and increase employee engagement levels to hold onto it. The key to winning is not to forget about your current employees. What are you […]

9 ways to unleash staff creativity and intelligence

Unleashing the creativity and problem solving abilities of your staff often needs a conscious decision on the part of the organisation – and a specific, positive approach. It’s not something that can be left to chance. Here are nine ways to help you encourage creativity and enable you to tap into the collective intelligence of […]

Access to emails outside work hours is ‘toxic’ source of stress for employees

Research shows valued communications tool is double-edged sword for conscientious staff Employees checking email outside work hours has been linked to higher levels of stress and pressure. While personality type affects the degree to which pressure is felt, organisations are being urged to put policies in place to stop employees letting work overspill into home […]

9 things that make good employees quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about as few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of […]

Why attitude is everything

I came across some one today who I recognised – his name Mr attitude, probably Mr wrong attitude, but definitely Mr attitude! This team member got me thinking about that if you want to be successful in life, you will need to get cooperation from other people, and the number one rule for getting people to […]

7 mistakes new leaders make

Mistake 1: Not spending enough time with your new boss. Few leaders take the time to get clarity on their new role beyond reading the job description (if you have one!).  Make sure to meet with your boss to ensure that you are both clear on; their expectations of you and your role; their leadership […]

Develop people into leaders

Three ways to kick start leadership development 1. Define your leadership principles These are the leadership traits that you need your people at every level to develop. Even if they don’t necessarily have the desire to become a leader, having these traits will mean that like minded people are working together and reducing conflict. The […]

The 5 secrets of a great team

Real teams have a powerful purpose, goals and daily discipline to conquer any obstacle in their way. Let’s look at some of those “secrets” of great teams. It takes time and leadership. It takes commitment and self-leadership of each person to create a win-win for the business and the customer. 1. Clarity of Purpose When […]