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How money alienates you from the things that matter & what to do about it

How money alienates you from the things that matter & what to do about it

A few years ago a client of mine gave me a copy of a book called The High Price of Materialism. It’s written by a psychologist called Tim Kasser, and he spent many years studying the effects [...]

What motivates you to succeed in your career?

What motivates you to succeed in your career?

I flew to New Zealand last week. A colleague flew likewise an hour after me. “Hey – I watched “Blue Velvet” on the flight- what a movie!” he told me. And then there’s me. You see, [...]

When it comes to your career, comfortable isn’t good enough

When it comes to your career, comfortable isn’t good enough

One of the first questions I ask any candidate during an interview is “what are you really looking for in your next role?”. Think carefully for a moment about how you would answer this particular question. Your [...]

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd [...]

Employee disengagement – and the remedy

Employee disengagement – and the remedy

The benefits of a highly engaged workforce are well known. When companies invest in their people – their EVP and their Employer brands – their staff are likely to be more committed. When the company communicates [...]

The future of work spaces: hot desks or cold comfort?

The future of work spaces: hot desks or cold comfort?

The stereotypical workplace of yesteryear — replete with corner offices, closed doors (and minds), cramped desks and awful coffee — long ago gave way to the stereotypical ‘progressive’ workplace of today, with its open-plan settings, ergonomically-tested [...]

Using brand to breathe life into the machine

Using brand to breathe life into the machine

Is your organisation run as a machine, or is it run as a living entity that displays the full range of human emotions? If as a machine, you’re not getting the best out of your resources. [...]

5 top ways to retain your staff without breaking the budget

5 top ways to retain your staff without breaking the budget

You’ve probably read this before: we’re in the middle of a talent shortage. To challenge employers even more, the very real issue of talent retention is also getting its share of discussion, and with good reason; [...]

A new operating system: The things that really DO motivate us

A new operating system: The things that really DO motivate us

I’ve read a lot recently on motivation, the things that motivate us, and new ways of thinking about and changing human behaviour; especially in the workplace. The old operating system, it seems, is Motivation 1.0. The [...]