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7 Ways to engage employees in change management


Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of organisations struggling to get their employees on board with changes happening around them. Culture expert, Dr John Kotter, stated in an interview that 80% of all organisational change efforts fail. One reason for this is that executives simply do not get enough buy-in for their [...]

2 Crucial steps to define the DNA of your business and refine your company culture


In this last article in the series, we are going to look at ways to make your culture work for you. In order to do this, you need to first discover what your company's culture is and, more importantly, whether you actually like it or not. You see, company culture is either something you have awareness [...]

Here is why there is a CULT in culture


Welcome back to article number 3 in this series about Talent Recruiters, Human Resources and how they sometimes clash with each other in achieving the same goal: hiring the best people they can find AND making sure these new people are doing the best possible job they can while integrating well with the business. We [...]

Who will reign victorious in the epic battle between HR and Recruitment?


In the one corner, our contestant is a mid-tiered, middle-aged human resources specialist from Jozi. He has 20+ years of solid HR experience and is not afraid to use it. He knows the book and can throw a right hook… of processes, procedures and measurements. In the other corner, our contestant is a high flying, [...]

Do you have a strong enough company culture?


In this previous article on the subject, we introduced two skilled warriors in the business world: HR and Talent Recruitment. I looked specifically at why they seem to be set up to compete against each other rather than complement each other. I proposed that it could have to do with the differences in their measurements and environment [...]

Why the school system has failed us so spectacularly


In a previous article, I was looking at how our school system is not performing and that it is in desperate need of an overhaul - or a total rethink if you agree with certain experts. We touched on the concept of teachers evolving from being Teaching Teachers (the holders of all information) to Leading [...]

How to prepare your team for the last 8 months of this year


Can you believe it! 9 months left of 2017 and December is a bit of a write-off so you are essentially left with only 8 months to get it all done. That means your team has only 8 months to get it all done under your leadership. So how do you plan to prepare your [...]

Employee engagement is down. But not your team, right?


In this last article, we spoke about your review of the first 3 months of this year and how you feel your team has done. We contextualized this review within the framework of your own performance and left you with some good questions to ponder in assessing your current results and the remaining gap from [...]

Empathy at work: Changing Organizations


The holocratic approach to business has become such a buzzword in recent years that many leaders have taken the plunge and started to restructure: no more titles, no management and no hierarchical systems. But this perceived utopia in the workplace is often extremely difficult to achieve, especially considering that most companies are being run on [...]

Finding Flow: tips for getting in & staying there


The concept of flow is hardly a new one, but finding flow and knowing how to stay there might seem like a daunting task. Flow is being described as the state of total immersion in the task at hand – being in the zone. It is a mind state where you can focus without distraction, [...]