Blog

12 March 2020

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

  You’ve probably seen the quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”, words widely credited to Albert Einstein. It’s almost the... Read more...

17 February 2020

In Defence of HR

We truly believe that great HR people play an important role in generating value in their organisations through the levers of people performance. There are plenty of examples of CHROs... Read more...

4 February 2020

The HR Strategy Health Check

In our work we see two types of HR Strategy, one that is all about what HR does and the other is an HR strategy based on the needs of... Read more...

20 December 2019

The Best Time for a Performance Review

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” Simon Sinek This post is not about entering the should we or... Read more...

11 December 2019

What Can You Get Fired For?

While it’s not a great dinner party conversation starter, that question has become a key tool in our work in organisation design, recruiting and performance management. Once again though, it’s... Read more...

2 December 2019

‘We’re too busy to do that right now’.

“To do two things at once is to do neither.” Publilius Syrus Put your hand up if competitive, financial, regulatory, shareholder, technological, environmental or political disruption is making your organisation... Read more...

22 November 2019

Leadership Has a Price

“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.”  Rudyard Kipling Do... Read more...

14 November 2019

There are two Types of HR Leader. Which one are you?

Dave Ulrich puts it simply, “HR is not about HR, it’s about the business”. Succinct and powerful, this phrase has cut-through. Most of the HR leaders we interact with recognise... Read more...

6 November 2019

People Join Managers and Leave Managers

Late last century Marcus Buckingham gave us the insight that ‘people join companies and leave managers’. Times have changed, people have changed and it would appear that Buckingham’s insight has... Read more...

16 October 2019

Smart Organisations Realise People Performance Drives Financial Performance

Just as Financial Performance identifies how well a company generates revenues, manages its assets, liabilities, and the financial interests of its stakeholders, People Performance identifies how well a company leverages... Read more...

Recent Posts

Gender Balance: Is it Necessary? Is it Achievable?

I couldn’t help but ponder those questions as I kicked off... Read More

17th September 2020

Build or Buy? What’s your Underlying Talent Strategy

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael... Read More

28th August 2020

Moving to flexible work arrangements is simple.

You don’t need to be the most astute observer of organisation... Read More

17th August 2020

When it Comes to Talent, Don’t Confuse Speed with Velocity

Do you remember much from your High School Physics? If you’re... Read More

05th August 2020

Tags