The “Post Pandemic” situation – New findings

“Unless someone like you cares an awful lot; nothing is going to get better. It’s not” – Dr Seuss (The Lorax) Background We recently posted an article highlighting the wellness, mental and physical health and well-being problems being experienced as a result of their covid experiences. (If you have yet to read Curing Malady at Work, where… Continue reading The “Post Pandemic” situation – New findings

Wellness 2022

CHECK THE FACTS. Call on your own INDEPENDENT FACT CHECKERS and we are sure you will confirm that: Diagnoses We find it sad that a book called Lost Connections was published during this era of connectivity. It highlights how we have in fact become disconnected from ourselves, others, meaningful work, meaningful values and a reasonable hope for… Continue reading Wellness 2022

Employee Value Proposition

A Powerful Process to Design a Compelling EVP EVP should be a strong two-way magnet. An ideal EVP is what makes employees and potential employees ready and willing to bring their talent to engage, perform, achieve and advocate on behalf of their employer. And is the ingredient that feeds the employer’s desire to serve, satisfy… Continue reading Employee Value Proposition

Story Circles to empower teams

WHAT? The CultureScan process consists of a fast-feedback-loop survey of a chosen topic/ an immersion process for groups and their members/story circles/and employee-led implementation. Culture is how a collective/ organisation thinks and feels and acts, what they relate to, believe in and share together. This includes their values, rituals, norms, underlying assumptions, how they do… Continue reading Story Circles to empower teams

The Practice of Ethics – A Leadership Guide

Morality – A critical success factor for business and society? Luke Andreski and Graham Williams There can be little doubt that we have reached a point in our history which is marked by profound ethical issues. We face the acceleration of AI, an environmental crisis, the potential for future conflict over resource, probable large-scale migrations… Continue reading The Practice of Ethics – A Leadership Guide

CultureScan Quick Overview – Major Findings

  Managing Culture Only one-third of HR professionals think their organization manages the critical issue of culture well The CulturesScan process is designed to assess and manage all aspects of culture and an be customised as needed Measuring Culture Most organizations do not know how to measure culture well, especially across different departments. Cultural assumptions,… Continue reading CultureScan Quick Overview – Major Findings

Stories and the CultureScan process

Story intersects with the culturescan throughout the process. When an organisation’s leadership first approaches us this usually signals more than simply an interest – but a pressing need and a desire to shift into a new mode of leading and operating, a new culture narrative The participants journey follows a story cycle of disruption/fear/problem to… Continue reading Stories and the CultureScan process

Key Soft and Hard Skills required in 2019 and beyond

Focused Skill Development On new year’s day LinkedIn Learning Editor Paul Petrone posted an article setting out the work-place skills (hard and soft) most needed in 2019. One day later there were already over 3000 ‘likes’. LinkedIn obviously reach across continents, cultures, sectors, organisation types; so their needs analysis deserves attention. (Petrone, P. 2019) He… Continue reading Key Soft and Hard Skills required in 2019 and beyond

Leadership Development: Minding the Lifespan Gaps

By Graham Williams, CMC and Eva Cooper, Ed.D. Abstract Throughout our lives we are shaped by influences that guide our leadership outlook, approach, values, capacities and behaviors – some of which remain unconscious. There are optimum times or stages where positive development may best be introduced, taught and applied. But a number of emerging approaches… Continue reading Leadership Development: Minding the Lifespan Gaps

Corporate Story Competence and Application: An Assessment

Story has been around for a long time “There have been stories and messages delivered across different media ever since Cro-Magnon man figured out that mineral pigments like iron oxide and black manganese could be applied to the sides of rocks and caves. Whether chronicling life, communicating with others, or creating an inspirational image, there… Continue reading Corporate Story Competence and Application: An Assessment