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Diversity of Thought

June 5th, 2017

Organisations have never been better placed to leverage the diversity of thought and innovation of their workers to create sustainable business solutions. But are they making the most of this diversity to encourage new thinking, asks Carol Brown Let’s face it, diversity is a fact in our communities, workplaces and play spaces. We can no […]

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Why Baby Boomers and Millennials make great friends

June 4th, 2017

During my career, I’ve learned that leadership lessons can come from a variety of sources. People such as; mentors, friends, kids, managers can inspire and challenge you to do great things. But you can also learn from fictional experiences featured in books and movies.  I recently took a break from catching up on work over […]

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The Learning Business

June 2nd, 2017

Executive/Management Education Human Resources managers and academics know that developing our people is one of the best ways to achieve company objectives and to create a competitive advantage. Globally, companies realise that the effort one puts into people development leads to better engagement, better productivity, commitment and higher levels of staff retention. Despite this, development […]

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Millennials will soon conquer the world: But how can oganisations conquer them?

May 27th, 2017

Millennials. Described as uncommitted and self-involved by some; this generation born between 1981 – 1997 is also the most educated, open-minded, well-traveled, digitally capable and has the potential to be the greatest generation of all.  From Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the age of 23 , to Brian Chesky, […]

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Retention with Intent

May 21st, 2017

Best intentions may not retain the cream of your team. Brendan Byrne looks to local and overseas trends for effective methods of retention. We’ve all seen a rising star leaving the business too soon. It hurt, and more than just financially. It takes time to build a pipeline of talent. You want it to pay […]

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Wellbeing & Achieving It

April 27th, 2017

With the fast pace of change and constant, multiple demands on our time, modern life can be a minefield of stress. The consequences of this fast-paced, high stress lifestyle are far reaching, impacting on health and wellbeing, both in our private and professional lives. Regaining and maintaining a sense of equilibrium can be a precarious […]

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Negotiating Leadership

April 21st, 2017

Close the deal by walking away. Do actions speak louder than words? Brendan Byrne looks at how physical action can influence outcomes for managers. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines negotiation as; “An act of negotiating.” How could a physical act influence a decision? Look to the example of an American-Indian tribe losing their land to government […]

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Mindfulness Moves into the Mainstream:

April 19th, 2017

Strategies for becoming a more mindful manager There’s lots of talk of mindfulness these days, as Western neuroscience collides with Eastern philosophy – in fact, you can almost hear the inhalation as they meet in the middle. And if inhaling is what you’re doing, then you’re halfway there. Mindfulness and meditation have a long history, […]

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