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2 October 2014

Thinking About the Craft of HR

  Back in the day – the medieval day – there was both Merchant Guilds and Craft Guilds and they were equally important to civic life. Merchant Guilds were probably... Read more...

26 September 2014

What’s Your HR Leadership ‘Persona’?

A word that you don’t see much in common use these days, persona evolved from an ancient Greek term to describe the masks actors used in plays.  Short of talent,... Read more...

19 September 2014

Fixing the HR Function. 1986 in Vermont holds the key…

We’ve been reading and discussing the recent blogs on the apparently ailing HR function.  In his usual style, Ram Charam threw the first hand-grenade in the room by suggesting the... Read more...

8 September 2014

Are You Wasting Your Time on Talent Management?

Before You Have a Talent Discussion First Have a Benchmark Discussion Too often we’ve seen executives waste time in talent meetings, performance discussions, recruitment profiling and other talent exercises simply... Read more...

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...

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RIP to the IDP

Full disclosure, a result of too much COVID-induced TV streaming is... Read More

28th October 2020

Flexible Working not Working? Meetings are not the problem

I recently posted an article about the COVID generated phenomenon  where... Read More

21st October 2020

Working ‘flexmotely’ yet somehow working longer? That’s not right.

I’m hearing it from so many people, I can’t help but... Read More

08th October 2020

Doing (Virtual) Organisation Design with the right Technology

Organisation design can be challenging at the best of times.  Through... Read More

01st October 2020

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