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Greg Mitchell

Research Results: Benchmarking Success through People

Research Results: Benchmarking Success through People
  Most of our readers will be familiar with our 8 Elements to Success through People© Model as a means to assess and prioritise value adding people-management practices in Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). We've had in excess of 50 SMEs complete the related diagnostic to date, so we thought it about time to aggregate the data and share...
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Greg Mitchell

What I’ve Learnt About HR in Smaller Businesses

What I’ve Learnt About HR in Smaller Businesses
  I was recently invited to present to the Australian Human Resources Institute's networking group in the Central West region of NSW on the topic of "HR for Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)". In addition to sharing our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© Model as a means to assess and prioritise value adding people-manageme...
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Margot Gallagher

Staff Pulse / Engagement Surveys – how can they help business performance?

Staff Pulse / Engagement Surveys – how can they help business performance?
Much as they'd like to be, when it comes to staffing matters, most business leaders aren't mind readers. Too often, good staff leave an organisation and – by the time leaders realise there were issues - it's too late to try and keep them. Staff Pulse Surveys can give you a great feel for the employee "vibe" in your business and help you to identify...
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Greg Mitchell

Right to Request Flexible Work Arrangements

Right to Request Flexible Work Arrangements
We recently received a question from an employer who needed to respond to an employee requesting flexible work arrangements (to change from full time to part time and also do some work from home). Q: Can anyone request flexible work arrangements and can I say no? First of all, let's be clear about what we mean by flexible working arrangements. A re...
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Greg Mitchell

How's Your Thinking?

How's Your Thinking?
Have you ever had the experience where you've been working or otherwise interacting with someone and they've responded to something that's happened in a way that is surprising to you? Perhaps their reaction has been so different to what you anticipated that you've asked yourself what planet they've come from! I've seen this a lot over my career, wi...
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Margot Gallagher

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement
Optus featured in the news for all the wrong reasons last week, after placing a job advertisement seeking "Anglo Saxon" employees for its' Neutral Bay store (refer here for one of the news articles, this one from the ABC). As you might have expected, there was a public outcry and subsequently significant damage to the company, which is now in the p...
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Greg Mitchell

6 Ways to P*ss Off Your Staff - Guaranteed!

6 Ways to P*ss Off Your Staff - Guaranteed!
One of my coaching clients mentioned to me the other day that he was working on some "anti-goals". Rather than focusing on what he wants to achieve in his personal and professional life, he's finding it more helpful to make a list of what he doesn't want (eg. "a job where I have no time for family", "a job with pay that doesn't give me enough incom...
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Greg Mitchell

"She's great at her job, but..."

"She's great at her job, but..."
On at least three separate occasions over the last couple of weeks I've had clients make comments to me along those lines, and it's frankly getting annoying. Please don't tell me "S he's great at her job [Finance Manager by the way] , but terrible at managing people ". Please don't tell me " He's great at his job [Business Development Manager] , bu...
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Margot Gallagher

Poor Workplace Behaviour – Don’t end up in the news for all the wrong reasons…

Poor Workplace Behaviour – Don’t end up in the news for all the wrong reasons…
There has in recent weeks been a huge amount reported and written about allegations of harassment (sexual and otherwise), bullying and intimidation against employees – often, but not always, women – by people in more senior positions. Whilst the focus of these allegations, both here in Australia and overseas, has been on the entertainment industry,...
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Greg Mitchell

Conquering the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Conquering the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model (above) was developed by Patrick Lencioni, author of the best-selling book of the same name and founder and president of The Table Group, a US-based management consulting firm.  The model, drawn from Lencioni's experiences in executive team development, identifies those attributes that tend to be apparent ...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest and fina...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Power

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Power
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article ...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Affiliative

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Affiliative
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 latest article...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Approval

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Approval
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 latest article...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Competitive

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Competitive
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 latest article...
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Greg Mitchell

Setting Expectations: A further key to achieving Success through People

Setting Expectations: A further key to achieving Success through People
Recently we've been taking a closer look at several elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model (to date we've covered Clear Vision and Strategy, Effective Leadership and Recruiting Right). This post looks at another key component of the model – Setting Expectations – what it's all about and how to achieve it. "Don't lower...
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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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Greg Mitchell

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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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Self-Actualising

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Self-Actualising
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 latest article...
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