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3 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of People

3 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of People

One of the defining aspects of a good leader is their ability to build a team of talented individuals who collectively strive to succeed. To build a successful team you’ll go through every aspect in the HR textbook – select and recruit the right set of people, train and develop their skills, engage and motivate … Continued

How 2016 Will Be The Year That Will Transform Performance Management

How 2016 Will Be The Year That Will Transform Performance Management

The sheer foundation that kept performance management running for the past 2 decades (if not more) has finally started to unravel. Forced ranking, yank and rank, stack ranking or forced distribution – whatever you’ve called it, the way we drove performance in organizations was by telling one person ‘you’re the best’ and someone else ‘you’re … Continued

How to Use Superhero Personality Traits to Define Your Team

How to Use Superhero Personality Traits to Define Your Team

A few months ago a cinematic phenomenon that many had been waiting for was released – Batman vs. Superman. While the movie presented plenty of eye candy by way of the CGI and action sequences, what appealed to me was the personality traits the main protagonists displayed. Both have common goals (justice and peace) but … Continued

Innovative Ideas to Help You Stay Ahead of the Learning Curve

Innovative Ideas to Help You Stay Ahead of the Learning Curve

I always claim that similar to the half-life of a nuclear material, knowledge also has a half-life. Depending on the industry, your knowledge half-life can last a couple of years or, for the most advanced academic or technology sectors, maybe just a couple of months. Hence, your learning curve cannot stagnant because one thing is … Continued

Do You Know How to Measure Next Generation Leaders?

Do You Know How to Measure Next Generation Leaders?

When you were in college or university you were faced with the challenge of choosing your “major”. An area to specialize in for the next 4 years. After you achieved your degree you searched for a relevant job that related to your area of specialization. All that was great to kick start your career. But … Continued

6 Innovative Ideas to Get and Select the Best Talent

6 Innovative Ideas to Get and Select the Best Talent

Last week I shared with you the famous innovator behaviors by Clayton Christensen that could help you develop more innovative HR solutions. Over the next few of weeks I will help bring you up to speed on the latest trends, thoughts and approaches on: sourcing, developing, engaging and retaining talent, performance management, reward concepts, organization … Continued

4 Steps That Will Help You Set Your Ultimate Professional Goal

4 Steps That Will Help You Set Your Ultimate Professional Goal

At some point or the other, I’m certain you’ve been asked this cliché interview question about your professional goal: “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?” For decades it’s the most overused interview question, yet it catches interviewees off guard. It makes you stop and think. In retrospect, it should be the … Continued

5 New Tricks to Developing Really Strong HR Solutions

5 New Tricks to Developing Really Strong HR Solutions

As part of my series on how to become an Incredibly Successful HR Leader we have reached the point where it is all about how you translate and use your reputation, your skill and expertise, and your insight and foresight to develop innovative HR Solutions. These HR solutions need to support line managers in maximising … Continued

How To Use Technology To Enhance Internal Communication

How To Use Technology To Enhance Internal Communication

Your organization has two key strengths that form its pillars – the products/services it offers and the people it employees. Both are pivotal for its success. Your organization’s external brand is heavily reliant on the strength of its internal brand. And to build on that, you need a strong internal communication strategy. We’ve been living … Continued

Why You Should Be Confident With Your HR Numbers

Why You Should Be Confident With Your HR Numbers

Let’s face it, it can be very highly embarrassing to put up inaccurate HR numbers to the senior management. More so, it can be catastrophic when decisions are made based on those numbers. Decisions that impact your talent. At some point in your careers I’m sure you’ve heard someone say that when making critical decisions … Continued

Why are Foresight and Insights Ingredients for Success?

Why are Foresight and Insights Ingredients for Success?

“Successful HR Leaders combine business and people foresight and insights to effectively implement innovative talent, structure, processes, culture and leadership practices.” Last week I talked about the ingredients for success which makes HR Leaders Successful: Their Personal Reputation. The second ingredient to this recipe is the HR professional’s ability to understand the business, its people, … Continued

How to Make Performance Management Less of a Burden

How to Make Performance Management Less of a Burden

Performance Management as a process dates back to over 60 years when the need to evaluate employee output was recognized. Since then, how we evaluate performance may have evolved, but the process still widely remains to be dependent on paper. As an HR leader you’re all too familiar with how line managers perceive the annual … Continued