Work: Today & Tomorrow #AHRINC 

Presenters: Natalie Slessor (Head of Workplace, Lend Lease) Susan Ferrier (National Managing Partner, People, Performance & Culture, KPMG) Helen Lea (Exec Director, Enterprise Services, Telstra) Natalie Slessor    Work is now happening outside the box... what do we need in the workplace - let's stop and think about that and then design what we need. … Continue reading Work: Today & Tomorrow #AHRINC 

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Talks the Dark Side of Confidence #AHRINC

I've been really excited to hear this one. The room is very full (yup, everyone's here after such an amazing Gala Dinner last night bright-eyed and bushy-tailed).    If people were self-aware there would be a strong relation between confidence and competence (but there's really not).  Dr TCP kicks off the day confirming that this … Continue reading Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Talks the Dark Side of Confidence #AHRINC

Elizabeth Proust: Myths & Realities in Managing a Woman’s Career #AHRINC

   31 of the ASX top 200 boards have no women on the board. Woah. Australia, what's happening? Norway mandated (and acheived) 40% board membership by women in 7 years. 7 years! 23 of ASX 500 companies have no women in their executive. In small busineses women do much better (are we getting sick of corporate … Continue reading Elizabeth Proust: Myths & Realities in Managing a Woman’s Career #AHRINC

Julia Gillard: Leadership in the Asian Century: Opportunities Abroad, Lessons at Home

When Great Britain industrialised it took 70 years, in the last 25 years Asia has done it (and more of it). Julia Gillard kicks off her talk with a few really funny anecdotes (the Prime Minister of Italy in makeup...) First thoughts: Julia Gillard is funny! #ColourMeSurprised So what does this drastic growth in Asia … Continue reading Julia Gillard: Leadership in the Asian Century: Opportunities Abroad, Lessons at Home

The Truth About ‘High Performance Culture’: Is It Just Buzz?

If I had a dollar for every time a manager said to me "I want a high performance team" I'd probably be on a beach somewhere... Each time I hear this statement a few things run through my head (as I know they do other HR professionals): How would you define a 'high performance team' … Continue reading The Truth About ‘High Performance Culture’: Is It Just Buzz?

Psych Assessments and Personality Profiles: Worth It?

This week's post is a result of a question submitted through Engage Learn Build. It's a question I get asked frequently in various forms - from executives looking to evaluate their team or a new hire, managers who feel they should be using psych assessments but don't know where to start, right through to friends … Continue reading Psych Assessments and Personality Profiles: Worth It?