If you cannot feel it radiating through your screen, let me tell you, I’m pretty excited! In a matter of weeks, I’ll be arriving to Washington, D.C. with possibly the best cohort of people you could ever want to conference with. No sarcasm: HR people are the best – we make a difference in people’s … Continue reading From Melbourne Australia to Washington D.C. for #SHRM16
The ‘Future of Work’ is very quickly becoming one of those phrases that when I hear I immediately start thinking about what I’m having for dinner. Not because it’s a dull topic – quite the opposite! As a card-carrying HR nerd I find it fascinating – my aversion comes from some incredibly dishwater-dull speakers at … Continue reading How to Lead a Quest (book review)
"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
It's February!! (?) I don't know how this has happened. I returned to work last Wednesday after 10 days holidaying in New Zealand, which consisted of visiting family and friends, threatening to kidnap my nephew and bring him to Australia as carry-on luggage. Normal family stuff. It was wonderful to reset myself - I didn't … Continue reading It’s February?!
Well, I've been slack - at least when it comes to posting regularly here. But now it's officially 2016 I guess it's time to make a whole lot of resolutions I've got no intention of keeping and kick off on an unsustainable eating/excercise regime? In all seriousness though, I am going to take the bull … Continue reading 2016: Year of the Rocket
I woke up this morning and felt incredibly... lucky. Lucky that I am excited to go to work. Lucky that I enjoy my career and I get to work for an organisation I believe in. Lucky that I have been fortunate enough to have some incredible mentors throughout my career. (In case you can't tell, … Continue reading Mentoring is AWESOME!
Let's be honest. Nearly all of us in the 'people' space (whether that's HR, recruitment, learning or management) like to think we can effect some real change. No one wants to go to work day after day and feel like they haven't accomplished anything. But lots of us do just that. We like to think … Continue reading Mediocracy? Or Disruption?
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?
This past couple of months has been pretty standard of any new year - I, like many others, get all excited and motivated at the seemingly limitless prospects of a new year - the projects, the cultural change, the lofty goal of happier, more productive people. No matter the quality of planning somehow we always … Continue reading Genuine Space to Think Big
I was recently asked to participate in a specialist department's retreat - I know I know, 'retreat' is often a catch-all we use to either shove a tonne of information down unsuspecting employee's throats or a flowery-feel good waste of time (and often company funds). But then I spoke to the team manager and to … Continue reading Team Retreats – What’s the Point?