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Greg Mitchell

Being Accountable: Another key element to achieving Success through People

Being Accountable:  Another key element to achieving Success through People
Over recent month's we've been taking a closer look at each of the elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model . This month's focus is on Being Accountable. "Accountability breeds response-ability" - Stephen Covey So What's it all About? In addition to setting clear expectations, the best businesses foster a culture of acc...
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Equipping Others: A further element to achieving Success through People

Equipping Others: A further element to achieving Success through People
Over recent month's we've been taking a closer look at each of the elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model . This month's focus is on Equipping Others. "We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors." - Lyndon B. Johnson So What's it all About? Staff need to have t...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Conventional

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Conventional
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This month's articl...
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“WHERE ARE THEY?”: Addressing Staff Absenteeism

“WHERE ARE THEY?”: Addressing Staff Absenteeism
It's 8.00am or so, you're alone in the office pondering the mountain of paperwork. The phone rings. It's Jill…"..bit of a cough, won't be in today". A couple more minutes tick by…ring, ring….."It's Bob, kids are sick and I need to take them to the doctor…can't make it in." Familiar story?.... Unscheduled staff absenteeism can be a sizeable problem ...
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Focus on Leadership and Culture: Oppositional

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Oppositional
In a previous blog, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ).  Today's blog foc...
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Greg Mitchell

Urgent, Important and Managing People - Lessons from Covey

Urgent, Important and Managing People - Lessons from Covey
A personal new year commitment to "better prioritise" has prompted me to reflect on the Time Management Matrix, originally proposed by former US President Eisenhower and more recently popularised in Covey's seminal work "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People".  For those who are not familiar or need some reminding, the ma...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Perfectionistic

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Perfectionistic
In a previous blog, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ).  Today's blog foc...
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Greg Mitchell

Effective Leadership - The Evidence

Effective Leadership - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of having 'Effective Leadership' in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!
​Let's face it…much of our success and satisfaction within the workplace (and beyond for that matter!) arises from the effectiveness of our interactions with others.  Sometimes, the challenge can be in clearly understanding what others need, want and expect from us. At other times, challenges can arise when we aren't sure of or don't adequatel...
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Focus on Leadership and Culture: Achievement

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Achievement
In a recent blog, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance  (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ).  Today's blog...
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Focus on Leadership and Culture: Humanistic-Encouraging

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Humanistic-Encouraging
In a recent blog, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ).  Today's blog focus...
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Greg Mitchell

Leadership: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Leadership: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200
​Search for " leadership " on Amazon and you will be invited to purchase more than 117,000 books on the subject. It's been a prominent item of discussion in business improvement circles for decades.  This is not without good reason though, with effective leadership being a centrepiece of businesses that consistently achieve success. I often sa...
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Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership

Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership
​Objectively addressing matters such as culture and leadership in a business or organisation can be a tricky business. Individual views of what constitutes "good" cultures and leaders can differ for example, and pinning down just what our current culture "is" and what we need it to be, can be akin to trying to catch smoke – elusive and frustratingl...
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8 Elements to Success through People(c) - The Evidence

8 Elements to Success through People(c) - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of more closely focusing on HR in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

GROW Your People, Grow Your Success

GROW Your People, Grow Your Success
Effective Leadership is one of the core elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success Through People(c) model , and is key to diving business performance and profitability. ​One of the common attributes of highly effective leaders is that they are inevitably great coaches. They manage their people in a way that gets the best out of them...
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Staff Recognition, Chocolate Frogs and More - The Keys to Successful Staff Recognition Programs

Staff Recognition, Chocolate Frogs and More - The Keys to Successful Staff Recognition Programs
Handing out a few chocolate frogs at a staff meeting does not in itself a recognition program make! ​So, you're taking the plunge and are planning to implement a staff recognition program….great stuff! It seems easy enough - throw out a few bottles of wine or movie tickets, shake a few hands, smile for the camera and you're done! Happy staff, happy...
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Greg Mitchell

The Perfect Workplace - What Would It Be Like?

The Perfect Workplace - What Would It Be Like?
​Cleaning out my office the other day (a task that has been many years in the making!), I stumbled across an article in an old edition of Harvard Business Review (May 2013) that's worth a revisit. The article explores the interesting issue of the ideal workplace.  Based on research by the authors, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, who canvasse...
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Here's an I.D.E.A. - Provide Effective Feedback!

Here's an I.D.E.A. - Provide Effective Feedback!
​A common challenge for many supervisors and managers when it comes to managing people is providing effective feedback.  This is particularly the case where they need to give feedback to a team member who is presently not meeting expectations and/or where they have done something wrong. Some supervisors and managers become paralysed by fear th...
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Goldilocks Management: 3 Things You Need To Do “Just Right”

Goldilocks Management: 3 Things You Need To Do “Just Right”
​Anyone that's had responsibility for managing others will I think agree that is can sometimes be a challenge. There are days that, regardless of what you do, it's apparent that you just aren't getting the results you are hoping for. In some ways it might almost seem like you're trapped in a Goldilocks fairytale – one member of your team's complain...
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Greg Mitchell

Thinking About Thinking - Enhancing Employee Performance

Thinking About Thinking - Enhancing Employee Performance
​We all know that effectively managing employees is key to the success of our business. We variously rely on our employees to serve our customers/clients, to market and sell the goods and services of the business and to implement the processes and systems that keep the business flowing. As business owners or managers, we can't be there all the...
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