Learning and development

  • The Corporate Communicator by

    Everyone has a phobia to some degree. A fear of heights (acrophobia), a fear of aeroplane travel (aerophobia) or a fear of spiders (arachnophobia). It’s easy to understand why we may be fearful of such things, because physical harm or death may eventuate – even though the probability of this is extremely low.

  • Follow the leader by

    HR is usually pivotal in driving the development of an organisation’s leadership capabilities, but they can’t do it by themselves. Teresa Russell talks with a number of experts about leadership development, what works, what doesn’t and why

  • Achieving a high with EI by

    While many of harder assessment processes have gained wide acceptance in the HR community, emotional intelligence often struggles in comparison. Melissa Yen looks at the evolution of EI in the workplace and HR’s role in its application

  • Influence and negotiation skills for the new workplace by

    There can be no argument against people’s desire to master the art of persuasion and the power of influence – it is what makes great leaders and is a highly sought after skill by executives and managers alike. So how does one steer a successful negotiation? What tools are required? And just what is the difference between influencing and negotiating? Of all these questions, one thing remains certain: both demand a structured approach.

  • New Editorial Board About The Hot HR Issues for 2007 by

    Melissa Yen speaks with some members of Human Resources magazine’s new editorial board about the hot HR issues for 2007

  • Passion Maps by

    I remember seeing a newspaper cartoon when I was a child. It depicted a small army of grey-suited men trudging to their city offices on a Monday morning. These men all had the same downtrodden expressions on their face, the same depressed hanging of the head, and the same despondent shuffling of the shoes on their way to work. I thought to myself at the time, “Why would you? Why would you get out of bed for anything other than something you love?”

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