Positive Change Management

In today’s fast changing environment agility and the ability to make change effectively is a key organisational requirement. Yet most change management initiatives fail and employees are increasing tired of and resistant to organisational changes. Watch this webinar to explore: • The key change management mistakes to avoid • Successful approaches to effectively leading change more »

Maverick by Ricardo Semler

Maverick by Ricardo Semler

Henry Stewart, the interviewee in our last edition, recommended this book, saying that it changed his life and his organisation as well. Maverick by Ricardo Semler is a story of a Brazilian businessman who changed the workplace he took over from his father. Stewart says: “He took over the job to work from one where more »

The key factor almost every hiring manager overlooks

The key factor almost every hiring manager overlooks

Maybe you’re looking for the right qualifications. Or the right experience. Or the perfect hard skills. Or great soft skills.  Or an outstanding work ethic, or proven leadership ability, or seamless cultural fit. Or, most likely, you’re looking for a blend of skills and attributes. But here’s another way to look at choosing the best more »

Calling women to leadership – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Calling women to leadership – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, gave a TED Talk about why are so few women in leadership roles. Her book, Lean In started from that 15 minute talk. Sandberg’s point is that excuses and justifications will not get women anywhere. In her book she provides practical advice to urge women to take more »

Happy & Productive workplaces – interview with Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart is the founder and Chief Executive of London-based training business Happy Ltd. Happy was rated one of the top 20 workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years and now helps other organisations create happy workplaces. In the interview above he talks to Eszter Molnar Mills about happy workplaces, no-blame culture and how more »

The Positive Organization by Robert Quinn

The Positive Organization by Robert Quinn

This issue’s recommended read is a freshly published book by Robert Quinn. The Positive Organization is an excellent summary about how you apply some of the ideas of positive psychology in workplaces in a balanced way that doesn’t get the pendulum to swing too far either towards the positive or to the negative – says more »