- Performance lessons from FarmVille
Can social gaming be used to enliven the tried and true performance management process? Mike Carden believes it can.
- The linking leader - essential skills development
Successful leaders have the ability to co-ordinate, influence, motivate and inspire their staff. These soft skills are the social competencies that are critical for organisational success. Julie Pigdon explains how these skills form the backbone of the 'Linking Leader'.
- HR central to fostering ethical workplaces
Does HR have a role to play in ensuring ethical standards?
- Understanding the changing face of the workforce
Matthew Franceschini provides his tips for organisations wanting to succeed in the new world of work where a growth in assignment and project based work will force employers to break free of the traditional ‘master-servant’ workforce structure .
- Once upon a long ago
Traditional leadership programs, with their suite of standard skills development opportunities, may not produce leaders capable of dealing with ambiguity and complexity. An alternative approach places an emphasis on facilitating ‘self-actualisation’ through storytelling. Paul Lawrence & Kieran White explain
- How well do your middle managers understand the numbers?
Do your mid-level managers understand financial reports? Leonie Curtis-Kempnich outlines why this is a crucial but often overlooked capability.