Teaching Smart People How to Learn

Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn. What’s more, those members of the organization that many assume to be the best at learning are, in fact, not very good at it.… Continue reading

How’s the skill set of your admin team?

Most people work hard and do their best on the job, but feedback can always help us to do better. Outside of regular performance reviews, how can you get feedback on what you’re doing well and what you could be doing better? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Readers offered their take on the issue. “I worked… Continue reading

Partner or Die

More and more, market leading, profitable companies — with amazing cultures and visible, strong core competencies — are failing to achieve their potential. What’s missing? More often than not, they have neither mastered nor embraced one of the most important skill sets: partnering. Those who develop this expertise will succeed. Those who fail to do so will die. Partnering is… Continue reading

HR should lead on employer brand management

More than half of employers (59%) believe employer brand management is key to HR strategy, according to research by consultancy People in Business and research body CRF Institute. The research, seen exclusively by HR magazine, found employer brand development has become recognised as a key component of an organisation’s HR strategy. The term ’employer branding’ describes how an organisation markets what it… Continue reading

When interim management goes wrong, who’s to blame?

Everyone seems to be getting into interim management these days. Some people are genuinely made for it while others are simply looking to kick-start their careers or kick the can down the road until something else turns up. Interim managers bring enormous benefits to customers by providing a platform for further growth and development; professionally, they are at the top… Continue reading