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“We’re out of carrots.” Normally, this isn’t a dramatic event however when you’re living in Antarctica for a year and the next re-supply of food is 8 months away it’s certainly problematic.
Carrots are big business in Antarctica. We had 2 types of carrots: the garden-variety vegetable type, and the “golden” carrot – the incentives, rewards and motivators I used to keep my team strong and resilient through the tough Antarctic winter.READ MORE
Colin James represents a refreshing challenge to the mantra of leadership, instead encouraging us to look to Followership as a means to being a better leader.
Colin uses a mix of energetic storytelling, humour and cartooning during presentations, all intended to disarm and distract you until the point of his message arrives.READ MORE
A leader who can inspire and motivate their team is more important now than ever. Yet recent Randstad research shows the gap between what we need from our leaders and what they’re delivering. So what’s going on beneath the surface? And how do you avoid hitting this human capital iceberg?READ MORE
Ever heard this statement? I have. More times than I care to remember and it was usually at a time where I was being asked to make an important decision on the spot; without the data, background and information necessary to make an intelligent choice.
"But that's why you're paid the big bucks.."READ MORE
How do you ensure your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before?
Whilst the new year brings new beginnings, business in 2013 is still faced with a slow recovery in terms of the economy.
As a result of this resources are tight and budget allocated to motivating staff have been cut in half. Sustaining employee engagement and enthusiasm will be more important than ever.
How will you as a leader go about ensuring your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before? Leadership speaker Rachael Robertson believes It’s the small things that will make all the difference in 2013.READ MORE
Most leaders want to lead. They really do. They put in enormous time, energy and effort strategizing, planning and prioritising. They arrive in the office early, leave late, often miss lunch, all in a genuine attempt to show leadership. They attend dozens of training courses and programs to develop the skills that will allow them to create and implement visions, wrangle a budget, critically evaluate data, lead people, liaise with suppliers, negotiate contracts, assess risk, innovate, steer through a crisis …the list is endless.READ MORE
Sustainability is firmly on the CEO and leadership agenda today for two big reasons: (1) It pays and (2) there's no other choice. But it also needs to be on the HR executive's agenda – without HR support and leadership, companies won't create as much value as they could.READ MORE
Having grown up in the era of self esteem, today's young employees have been inundated with extrinsic positive affirmation their whole lives. This has often resulted in them needing constant praise and validation from employers and managers.
In this short video, Michael McQueen explores some of the challenges and implications of dealing with 'high maintenance' young people while outlining strategies for responding to them effectively.READ MORE