Annual performance reviews seem to be a necessary evil in most organisations. Moving away from these being seen as a once a year chore and looking for regular opportunities to provide feedback and coaching can remove some of the ‘dread’ that many managers and team members feel about the process.
Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Does your mind regularly wander to other things? Are you easily distracted? If you answered yes to any of these questions your inability to focus might be impacting your performance. We are living in the Information Age. A knowledge-based society influenced by the evolution of technology and a… Read more
In a recent blog called ‘The Finished Article’ I talked about the tendency for many senior people to think that training and development is for others and not for them. Engagement in personal development is an interesting topic for those of us who operate in that space who are constantly searching for the holy grail… Read more
In a recent blog Rugby, Chess, TV and hidden bias we focussed on news articles that showed how common (and unconscious) gender bias is in our everyday media. We can have unconscious bias towards any number of things and because we don’t know that we have them (that’s why they are unconscious), these biases can be… Read more
A few weeks ago, New Zealand was fixated on the Cricket World Cup, soon our attention will be focussed on the 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup and later in the year we will be swept away in the drama of another Rugby World Cup. We Kiwis like our sport and, win or lose, we get… Read more