Written by Jeremy Behrmann, EMEA Client Director On the 17th of November the Gilets Jaunes or “Yellow Vest” protests began to wreak havoc across the French capital and beyond. The leaderless movement has been able to frustrate authorities by mobilising … Continue reading ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests and the Rise of the Agile Competitor
Written by Emily Thornton and Heidi Marshall It’s widely acknowledged that the world of work has been transformed since the digital revolution. Everything moves so fast, and companies are forced to continually innovate and adapt in order to survive. The … Continue reading The Role of Emotions in the Digital Age Workplace
On a recent rainy November lunchtime in London, we ran a webinar for HR, L&D and Talent professionals across the EMEA region to explore the thorny issue of resilience. It’s hardly a topic that is struggling to get airtime across … Continue reading Are Your Employees Stressed? How to Build a Resilient Organisation [EMEA Webinar Recap]
In today’s turbulent times change is no longer episodic, it is the air we breathe, the natural habitat in which we live and work every day. Keeping up with today’s warp-speed of change requires people and teams to quickly shift … Continue reading [Poll] Building Trust in the Workplace
Resilience – The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy. *The American Heritage College Dictionary. Third Edition In times when change seems to be the only thing that is constant, it is more important than ever to … Continue reading Resilience: something we are born with, or a trait we acquire along the way?
You don’t have to look far to find articles or stories about companies looking to enhance their performance management processes. We believe the focus on improving performance management is a worthy cause, as we rarely find traditional performance management processes … Continue reading Six Keys to Better Coaching
Management consultant, educator, and author Peter Drucker once said, “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think I.’ They think … Continue reading Think Coaching to Improve Performance
An epic shift in how companies approach performance management is occurring across the globe. Three interconnected frustrations are motivating this shift. • Leaders are weary of the administrative burden of current performance management systems • People managers and their direct … Continue reading Engagement and Performance Management: One and the Same?
According to a steady pulse of executive surveys, most worry their teams do not have the leadership abilities to accomplish their strategic priorities. Other surveys show these executives’ concerns often become reality, as research indicates only 20 to 30 percent … Continue reading Closing the Leadership Performance Gap: A New Answer to a Persistent Problem
Results of our recently completed research cast a bright light how to help senior leaders succeed. We focus on results from two surveys: 1) one recently completed by talent management professionals and 2) research from a sample of mid and … Continue reading Helping Senior Leaders Thrive
We see a breathtaking visual reminder of the importance of competence and character in this NASA photograph of a space walk. In our recent research leadership*, we discovered that high performance in more typical workplaces also leverages these two attributes. … Continue reading Character, Competence and High Performance Leadership
Times are changing. With the rise of the millennials, and the shift from traditional project teams to more cross-functional, temporary project teams on the rise, organisations recognise the need to work harder to keep their employees engaged and retain their … Continue reading How to Improve Your Performance Management Practices