Learning from your mistakes as a manager

"Managers learn from the meaning they give to experience, not from the experience itself, and they give meaning to experience by reflecting" Sievert & Daudelin 1999 This is a pretty powerful idea - you don't just learn from your experiences but you learn from reflecting on those experiences. During my career I have seen some … Continue reading Learning from your mistakes as a manager

HR Consulting: What Works (And What Doesn’t)

Over the past 6 months I've been talking to a few friends and colleagues who have moved (or in the process of moving) from internal permanent HR positions to the exciting world of consulting. I must admit, there is a part of me that's pretty jealous - I'm risk adverse in nature and love the idea … Continue reading HR Consulting: What Works (And What Doesn’t)

Hard Truth: I Would Judge You On Your Social Media Profile

Yup, let's face it. We've all done it. Sussed out that new work contact on LinkedIn or Twitter (maybe Google Circles... or not) and judged them a little. Unprofessional photo (Wearing tinsel in his hair? Really?!) Mistakes in the description of the copywriter job she had... wouldn't recommend her to anyone! A bio written in … Continue reading Hard Truth: I Would Judge You On Your Social Media Profile