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28 August 2020

Build or Buy? What’s your Underlying Talent Strategy

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter While Talent Management always requires trade-offs, the heart of your strategy must be grounded in either Building Talent... Read more...

11 May 2020

Meet our new Partner in Auckland, Clayton Badland!

Clayton is a Partner in our in Auckland office. He has close to 20 years global consulting experience where he has focused his career on helping organisations get better business... 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...

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...

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...

18 September 2019

Vulnerability as a Leadership Art

With the increased focus on emotional intelligence, leaders have been encouraged to show their vulnerable side.  But can showing vulnerability actually work against you?  Co-founder of Accelerating Leadership Presence (ALP)... Read more...

11 September 2019

Leadership begins with Self-Awareness

If you’re trying to be a better leader, or a better teammate, it starts with knowing yourself first. Self-awareness is the knowledge you have about all those things that help... Read more...

26 July 2019

The Major Forces at Play Against Retained Executive Search

The way we find Talent is changing. The rapid growth of LinkedIn and the democratisation of candidate research has been one of the most disruptive forces in search and recruiting... Read more...

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17th August 2020

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

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05th August 2020

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