Success Through People Blog

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Margot Gallagher

Why do the good employees leave? Engaging and keeping the “keepers”

Have you ever wondered why it's the good people in your organisation who move on – yet the "dead wood" effectively quit and stay?Recognising and rewarding talent in your organisation – and engaging those people so that they want to help you succeed in business – is a critical competitive advantage that you possess and should harness. Step 1 is, of ...
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Greg Mitchell

Managing the Risk of Employee Terminations

​I don't know if it's something in the winter air, but we have in recent weeks received an unusual number of requests from business owners and managers seeking assistance to manage the risks associated with terminating employees after sustained poor performance, or in cases of misconduct.And it appears that they are right to be wary - recent statis...
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Greg Mitchell

Measuring People Management Performance - “Who Cares?” and “Oh Sh*t!”

​Just as it's critical to business success to measure and analyse revenue and profit, investment performance, and monitor the costs of production or service delivery, so it is critical to measure the outcomes and processes associated with managing people. This applies regardless of the size of the business. After all, employment-related costs ...
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Margot Gallagher

Record $660,000 Fine for Wages Underpayment

A Melbourne fruit market was recently fined a record $660,000 by the Fair Work Commission for underpaying a newly-arrived refugee worker. The penalty comprised a $16,020 personal fine against the former owner-operator of the fruit market, and $644,000 against the company. The worker was paid as little as $3.50 an hour, as opposed to the Award oblig...
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Greg Mitchell

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 final...
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Greg Mitchell

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 f...
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Greg Mitchell

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

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

Recruiting Right - 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 more information on Recruiting Right and having the best people work within your business then check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

Surviving the Growing Pains! – Managing Staff in a Period of Growth

One of the common features of many of the businesses we come into contact with is that they are experiencing a period of rapid growth. They have a proven product or service, they're doing the right thing by their customers and they're reaping the rewards of their efforts – terrific! But life is not always wine and roses as they say, and a...
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Greg Mitchell

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

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

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 CoveySo What's it all About? In addition to setting clear expectations, the best businesses foster a culture of acco...
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Greg Mitchell

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

Being Accountable - 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 more information on why we recommend you and your staff be accountable, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

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 article...
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Greg Mitchell

Equipping Others - 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 more information on why we recommend you equip your staff with skills to better your business and their productivity, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

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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Greg Mitchell

Managing Risk - 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 more information on why we recommend you manage risk within your business then check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

“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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