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The 15 Minute Induction – Up & Running Pronto

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Jan 2015

The 15 Minute Induction – Up & Running Pronto

The (first) 15 Minute Induction. There is the distinct danger we over egg and complicate someone’s first day with tortuous induction routines. Everything from the company structure to where the back up tea bags are kept. As the boss, you need to get in there real quick and set the...

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Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

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Dec 2014

Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

Stop – Change – Start is a powerful way of being for the individual and team thirsting for continual improvement. I thought you might be amenable to this rather enjoyable and satisfying ‘end of year ritual’ to check out the old year and bring in the new; from both a...

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Selling Soft Skills for Tough (ish) Nuts….

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Jul 2014

Selling Soft Skills for Tough (ish) Nuts….

Picture the scene. The room full of constructions male finest. The speaker extolling the virtues of soft skills capability for the new generation, for collaborating, for bringing woman into the industry for adding value and cutting costs. I despair when soft skills are mentioned. It’s like Pavlov’s dogs. Stimulus –...

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Jun 2014

Social Capitol Creation – The Goal?

Social capital is defined as the inclinations that arise from networks that want to do things for each other (norms of reciprocity). Shooting the breeze about Social Capital is not the most common conversation you hear in the contractors corridors, the design studio or the partners meeting – but the...

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May 2014

The Male Heroic Leader – The Enemy (of Collaboration) Within.

There is a place for heroic male leadership, just it’s not in a collaborative project or cooperative work climate. I have become convinced that feminine weighted values (such as dialogue, empathy, cooperation, sensitivity) – whether expressed by women or men – are too often unseen, trivialized or ignored and this...

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May 2014

The 6 Pillars Of Retention In A Rising Market

Mention retention and its all hands to the search for added extras to keep staff sweet. A bit more cash, a few days extra holiday, the corporate gym membership or the day at Alton Towers.  None of these things do any harm and certainly you would not catch me looking...

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May 2014

Being Mature in Building Mature Teams

Expectation Management For Winners I implore you, (the drama of it!) don’t confuse a Team Activity session with a team Development session – as you will get a whole different set of outcomes. Neither is right or wrong, good or bad – just different. I see skip loads of industry...

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Apr 2014

Collaborative Commodities – Loyalty.

Openness and honesty get talked about a lot in collaborative arrangements.  Because they have been compromised so many times, too many, they have lost their credibility. The good news is openness and honesty are not the issue. They are in fact functions of something else and pursuing them as the...

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