Tag Archive: Human Resources

Are you a Scanner or Deep Diver?

The modern professional world seems set up, by and large, to favour people with specific training and qualifications who have focused on and gained practical skills in a particular professional area and who stay in that area for an extended period of time demonstrating and deepening that skills base. This is the case for a…

Quote of the Week – Andy Grove on Self-Fulfilling Leadership

Andy Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, commented: “If you are depressed, you can’t motivate your staff to extraordinary measures. So you have to keep your own spirits up even though you well understand that you don’t know what you’re doing . . . part of it is self-discipline and part of it is…

Which Should You Hire: an MBA, MDA or a Liberal Arts Ph.D?

I remember, when I was an undergraduate student, reading job advertisements where companies such as IBM were deliberately seeking out and recruiting people with Ph.D’s in subjects such as philosophy or pure mathematics. IBM weren’t, mind you, hiring in these areas because they thought these philosophy or pure mathematics skills would be directly useful. They…

The Organizational Zoo

I attended a great session of the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum today. Arthur Shelley, Global Knowledge Manager for Cadbury Schweppes, talked about his experience with knowledge communities at Cadbury Schweppes (a community of practice increased production by 20% for a product that Cadbury Schweppes can sell as much as they make of – and…

5 Tips to Thrive in The War For Talent

Bob Sutton is author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, which argues that asshole bosses in the workplace are an economic, legal and cultural liability and affect the bottom line. On his HBR blog, Bob suggests that “the war for talent is back”: publications such as The…

Are You Engaged At Work?

A post over at the Be Excellent blog discusses research from the Gallup organisation showing that average employee engagement figures for the United States are: 30% Engaged 54% NOT Engaged 16% Actively Disengaged This is an incredible result for considering issues of performance, culture, and the management of intangibles at work. The research notes that…

Are You In Your Dream Job?

An interesting statistic from Career Hub: According to surveys,in the Boston area of the United States 37% of people are in their dream jobs . This is the highest rate in the USA. The site reports that the US national average for people being in their dream job is 16%.

Tag Archive: Human Resources

Are you a Scanner or Deep Diver?

The modern professional world seems set up, by and large, to favour people with specific training and qualifications who have focused on and gained practical skills in a particular professional area and who stay in that area for an extended period of time demonstrating and deepening that skills base. This is the case for a…

Quote of the Week – Andy Grove on Self-Fulfilling Leadership

Andy Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, commented: “If you are depressed, you can’t motivate your staff to extraordinary measures. So you have to keep your own spirits up even though you well understand that you don’t know what you’re doing . . . part of it is self-discipline and part of it is…

Which Should You Hire: an MBA, MDA or a Liberal Arts Ph.D?

I remember, when I was an undergraduate student, reading job advertisements where companies such as IBM were deliberately seeking out and recruiting people with Ph.D’s in subjects such as philosophy or pure mathematics. IBM weren’t, mind you, hiring in these areas because they thought these philosophy or pure mathematics skills would be directly useful. They…

The Organizational Zoo

I attended a great session of the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum today. Arthur Shelley, Global Knowledge Manager for Cadbury Schweppes, talked about his experience with knowledge communities at Cadbury Schweppes (a community of practice increased production by 20% for a product that Cadbury Schweppes can sell as much as they make of – and…

5 Tips to Thrive in The War For Talent

Bob Sutton is author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, which argues that asshole bosses in the workplace are an economic, legal and cultural liability and affect the bottom line. On his HBR blog, Bob suggests that “the war for talent is back”: publications such as The…

Are You Engaged At Work?

A post over at the Be Excellent blog discusses research from the Gallup organisation showing that average employee engagement figures for the United States are: 30% Engaged 54% NOT Engaged 16% Actively Disengaged This is an incredible result for considering issues of performance, culture, and the management of intangibles at work. The research notes that…

Are You In Your Dream Job?

An interesting statistic from Career Hub: According to surveys,in the Boston area of the United States 37% of people are in their dream jobs . This is the highest rate in the USA. The site reports that the US national average for people being in their dream job is 16%.