How Well Do HR Treat Their Own “Resources”?

I am deeply concerned when HR in certain firms treat their own fellow HR employees badly. I have come across too many examples of underhand treatment and sudden removals without chance of improvement. Some love the “putch” approach of removing HR bosses...

Are You Really With Them?

“If you are going to be in the room, then be IN the room. Don’t be mentally somewhere else!” This is a favourite challenge of mine. How often as a leader are you not present or giving respectful attention to those you lead? Worse still perhaps you...

How Brutal is Your Work Environment?

Some work environments are brutal macho bear pits. In such environments alpha males and females slog it out intellectually and emotionally. The cover story is that ” we encourage a competitive winning spirit”. The sub text is “do unto others before...

Do you work for an Autistic Leader?

Autism is a complex medical syndrome. We need to be careful in how it is stigmatised. The National Autistic society defines it as difficulty with social communication, interaction and imagination. On the spectrum is Aspergers syndrome where individuals find it hard to...

Friend or Foe?

In his audiobook ” your brain at work” David Rock shares some helpful insights about why we act as we do in meetings at work. Our initial brain wiring sees new colleagues as threats, initiating the ” fight or flight” response. Building trust...