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Five keys for leadership in tough times

Five keys for leadership in tough times

Challenging times for leaders all around the world   Times are certainly challenging for leaders all over the world. Most people have never experienced the current combination of a visceral fear of disease coupled with the practical implications of job loss or salary...

How to identify toxic employees in the workplace

How to identify toxic employees in the workplace

What is toxic behaviour and why does it matter?   Nothing is more harmful to an organisation’s culture than toxic employees. Research shows that organisational culture is local, and the vast majority of an employee’s engagement and wellbeing comes from their...

What is Well-Being?

What is Well-Being?

What is well-being and how does it matter to organisations?    Organisations all over the world are committed to creating high levels of well-being amongst their employees. In general this is for a combination of philanthropic and commercial reasons. It can be...

Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

SACS is currently undertaking a project for an organisation which has many employees working in a line of work which requires high levels of resilience. The organisation typically recruits raw graduates into these roles and trains them over the course of several...

Leaders Need To Be Optimistic And Cheerful

Leaders Need To Be Optimistic And Cheerful

Here in Australia we have just heard the result of our Federal election. In opposition to the suggestion of most of the polls the current coalition government has been returned to power. Since this news has become known there has been substantial conjecture about what...

What 360 Degree Feedback Can and Can’t Do

What 360 Degree Feedback Can and Can’t Do

Good performance development processes deal with the “What” of the job – outcomes which need to be delivered – as well as the “How” of the job – the behaviours we want to see. By definition the high quality employee is someone who achieves agreed outcomes and does it...

What makes someone love their job?

What makes someone love their job?

When a person is engaged in their work they bring energy and commitment to it and become happily engrossed in what they are doing. They do better work and more of it and they have happier customers and colleagues. They love going to work – they look forward to it....