Categorized as: Talent Management

Mind Over Matter – Focus

 

I’m looking at the coolest membership card I’ve ever had – blue, with a figure surfacing towards light – my AIDA freediving membership card. It’s been a while since I got back from a freediving course on Pulau Weh. A magical experience but a fight every step of the way. Consciously holding your breath with

Boomerang employees – the green green grass of home

 

They used to say you should never go back where you’ve been before, but it seems an increasing number of us are. The concept of boomerangs, employees returning to previous employers after a period of time away, is not new but it certainly seems to constitute a far larger part of talent management strategy than prev

Feedback – the missing link

 

Know the quickest way to get friends to shut up? Ask them for feedback. I did a piece of leftfield writing a while ago, which I knew was weak, but wanted to hear from people I trusted where they felt it needed improving. Deafening silence. We love giving positive feedback. Nothing is more cheering and encouraging tha

Aligned Talent Management & Business Strategies – Coming Your Way Soon?

 

Please, you protest, not this hoary old chestnut again. Haven’t we done this one to death? Well, allow me a festive break because it seems to be my abiding memory of 2012. This year has seen me working in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, and now Malaysia. Everywhere I’ve been I and my colleagues have had

Innovation and Creativity Competences – Stop and Smell the Hills

 

The Fringe has started up here in Edinburgh and the city is overflowing with the wildest, maddest, funniest expressions of creativity. And yet the most inspiring couple of days I’ve had in years were last weekend with my stepbrother on the west coast of Scotland. Mike is spending two months on a residency project o

Building a Global Team’s Identity – From WIIFM To WIIFU

 

The traditional metaphor likens American business teams to baseball teams and Japanese ones to tug of war sides. In the former, individuals can still shine or disappoint however well the team does. In the latter, it’s hard to discern individual input – the team succeeds or fails as a whole. So far so good, but ti

Personality Profiling – Creating Stereotypes?

 

Did you know that our concept of the word stereotype only really dates from 1922? The American writer Walter Lippmann – no slouch on the word front as he would later coin ‘cold war’ – borrowed the term from the world of printing, where it is a metal cast used to make repeated, identical images of a charac