Losing Resilience in the Clickbait Era

Losing Resilience in the Clickbait Era

  Have you ever noticed how emotional social media posts are? Here is a selection of words and phrases I found in a range of recent tweets and other posts: It makes me mad that… This is so irritating… It’s offensive to say… X is...

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Mission, Vision, Values. Not Worth the effort.

Mission, Vision, Values. Not Worth the effort.

Here we go with a bit of heresy. Over the last couple of years we have turned down several invitations to pitch for Mission, Vision and Values projects. Why? I don’t like taking money under false pretences. Some time ago I sat down on a rainy Sunday and hunted...

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Integrity.  Will your next hire have it?

Integrity. Will your next hire have it?

Did you know that you can test for integrity? It seems to be little known in Australia, although we are doing our level best to change this. Integrity tests are very effective means of limiting the amount of bad behaviour in workforces. They are extremely widely used...

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What is “grit” and do you have it?

What is “grit” and do you have it?

Have you noticed the media coverage about “Grit” at the moment? Angela Duckworth, the most famous researcher in the area, defines grit as perseverance and passion for long term goals (Duckworth et al, 2007). The reason it is getting a run right now is that it has been...

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The myth of the gig economy

The myth of the gig economy

If you read the press about developments in the Australian employment markets you will be well aware that permanent employment is in decline. In fact sooner or later we will be all employed in “gig” roles such as driving Ubers or selling our skills on a casual basis,...

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Four keys to best practice employee recognition

Four keys to best practice employee recognition

One of the key things which determines how engaged your employees will be in their work is their psychological environment. When employees are surrounded by positivity they are far more likely to be productive and happy in their work (eg Albrecht and Marty, 2017)....

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