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29 August 2014

Organisational Design: Building a New Operating Model

At Generator Consulting (Generator Talent Group’s Consulting business), we have noticed an increase in demand for help with work around organisational design and operating models. Do you think this is... Read more...

25 July 2014

The Intoxicating Power of Contrast

When I left my last corporate role in 2003, I’d spent 25 years or more in big organisations, from role to role and company to company, ever on and upwards.... Read more...

10 July 2014

Another Uneasy Look at Performance Appraisal

The May-June 1957 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) included an article by Douglas Macgregor entitled An Uneasy Look at Performance Appraisal.  Macgregor identified issues in the practice of performance... Read more...

17 June 2014

How Amazon introduced me to the Stoics

I first discovered the ancient Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius a few years ago now. Browsing at Unity Books, (Auckland’s best book-shop), with time to kill and a mind... Read more...

13 May 2014

Ray’s motto for maintaining perspective when things go wrong…

Who is Ray you might ask? Well he’s many things; the much loved rescue pet of our CEO and his family, and our sometimes office dog. Ray is a born... Read more...

22 April 2014

Life Balance, and a New Angle on Integrity

I’m not a fan of the term “Work/Life Balance”. I want to begin by restating this concept simply as “Life Balance”. Let’s dispense with the word “Work” right up front.... Read more...

4 April 2014

Teaching Ethics to Eight Year Olds

I’ve recently started teaching ethics to my 8 year old daughter’s class. Up until the last few years, if you had a kid at a NSW state primary school who... Read more...

13 March 2014

Business Planning – A chance to review performance management

As you enter the annual business planning cycle, it’s worth recalling the old adage that ‘what gets measured gets done’, making it critically important that a performance management framework tangibly... Read more...

Recent Posts

Successful Change: You don’t need to be Einstein . . .

  You’ve probably seen the quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the... Read More

12th March 2020

In Defence of HR

We truly believe that great HR people play an important role... Read More

17th February 2020

The HR Strategy Health Check

In our work we see two types of HR Strategy, one... Read More

04th February 2020

The Best Time for a Performance Review

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people... Read More

20th December 2019

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