Thought Leadership


The Two Way Interview: Selling To Top Candidates

Recruiting is a dance. Hiring the best person for a given role requires two parties, working together to truly determine whether the needs of one can be met by the needs of the other, and vice versa. Let that sink in. Vice versa. It really is a two way street, and it begins well in advance of the interview itself.
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Taking Credit And Forging Relationships

There is an old saying that goes, 'Success has a thousand fathers. Failure is an orphan.' Particularly within today's matrix, global corporations, everyone wants to rally around a great idea, a transformative invention or a decidedly disruptive decision that generates a windfall for the bottom line - and a reputational boost for all involved.
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Social Media and Hyper Connectivity

Today, everything has changed. Fifteen to twenty years ago, we used to think about connection very differently than we do today. The concept of social media was a topic for daydreams, not reality. The people we knew, "Connections," were linked to us in some tangible way; family, friends, work, school, or maybe someone you met on vacation. The technology of the day was time-consuming and presented
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The Power And Value Of Ideas

An employee at one of the world's best-known technology companies confides that the organisation is trying to grow on big ideas no matter who they touch, what they require or what they promise. A consultant to an up-start company in the business of making consumable goods shares that willingness to take their unique story of doing right by customers and employees alike is gaining traction with...
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Leadership lessons from the 2014 World Cup

"If there is a difference between management and leadership it is that managers make money and leaders leave a legacy. Executives who thrive, those whose memory survives - deliver both."
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Finding The Time To Do Great Work

One of the markers of an exceptional executive career and a steady move up the organisational ranks is a weekly calendar populated by all sorts of meetings, requests for your time and overtures from people inside and outside your four walls. The challenges of executive leadership in our times not only demand our best, but they demand often inordinate amounts of our time - quickly filling up days..
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Pushing Beyond Artificial Boundaries

Somewhere deep within the recesses of our minds are those vexing voices that tell us we can't do something, it would be unwise to try a new course, or to experiment with something we fear or don't understand. Certainly, these play a purpose in keeping us safe and out of harm's way. Yet when it comes to pursuing important business and career objectives or even surmounting a tough personal...
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The Special Chemistry Of Winning Teams

Some things in life simply can't be done alone. Witness, for example, the combination of grit, determination, hustle and selflessness required to move a football down the pitch, around a bevy of talented defenders and then past a world-class goalkeeper as some of the world's best athletes are doing now as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil...
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Keeping Compensation In Perspective

The steady escalation of global executive salaries - particularly those for Chief Executive Officers of high-profile global corporations - continues to be the focus of increasing scrutiny from shareholders, employees, politicians and activist groups. So what have we learned from the debate? And what are its implications for global business leaders? We've learned that companies' brands...
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Checking Our Assumptions At The Door

There is an old saying about assumptions that effectively describes the folly of our unique, individual biases. The older we get, it seems, the more firmly rooted many of us are in the core beliefs that have guided us for years.Our exposure to people, to work environments and to a variety of dynamic organisational situations has given most of us the opportunity for serious reflection about what...
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