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15 05, 2014

Giving Feedback To Super Stars In Your Team

May 15th, 2014|

Over the years I have met scores of senior executives, one question that I would get from them every year would be – “ What’s the best way to give feedback to my super stars on their performance, they are already on cloud nine.” Managers want to recognise their stars and help them do even [...]

19 10, 2012

What are the Career Options in HR

October 19th, 2012|

HR is not just about liking people. HR isn't the job for you if you’re not a ‘people person’, but liking people won’t be enough on its own. More precisely, you have to be interested in getting the absolute best out of people. It’s not just the softer ‘people skills’ that are important. You’ll have a strong interest in business and the [...]

29 08, 2012

My 30 years in HR: 10 lessons learned

August 29th, 2012|

On July 1, 2012, I worked 30 years in HR. What did I learn?   Most people have no clue what  people in HR actually do The photo by the side of this blog is made by Natascha Libbert, a Dutch photographer. This photo hangs on the wall in our kitchen at home. When my son brings friends to our [...]

15 07, 2012

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People

July 15th, 2012|

From the top rungs of the management to the first line worker, everyone across sectors is looking for ways to be more productive at work. There are no magic pills to boost productivity and caffeine only helps so much. The other option of working extra hours to increase your productivity screws up your work life [...]

20 06, 2012

Want to stay on track with your New Year resolutions?

June 20th, 2012|

Last week I met up with a former client who I had not seen for some time. He was disappointed with himself because, although he had set himself some career goals for the New Year, everyday stuff had taken over and he had done absolutely nothing about them.  I persuade him that all was not [...]

17 12, 2011

Tips to Make Your Career Development Plan Work

December 17th, 2011|

"Relax— It will all work out, my company loves me" simply isn't true for a career. We have to make things work for ourselves, trying to adopt a positive outlook towards your career without any preparation can backfire. Career plans are created at the start of the year and then put on the back burner [...]

22 11, 2011

How To Do A Good Performance Review

November 22nd, 2011|

The ingredients of a bad performance review are haste, lack of focus, a non-empathic attitude and a mechanical approach to the process. A good performance review obviously calls for a diametrically opposite approach. Here are some tips for managers whose duties include conducting performance reviews of their team members. Be Prepared: The intention behind a [...]

17 11, 2011

Why You May Hate Performance Reviews

November 17th, 2011|

Performance feedback and review is part and parcel of the life of someone in a managerial role. Poorly handled reviews lead to low morale and dissatisfaction, in turn increasing workload. There is a school of thought that believes that performance appraisals do more damage than good to the individuals being reviewed; that they are a [...]

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