Want Them to Succeed? 4 Magic Words to Empower Your People


This week, I’m speaking to a group of secondary school principals in Melbourne, and then travelling to New Zealand to deliver a presentation at the HRNZ (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand) conference. Both presentations are about leadership – in particular, about how to get the b...

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How to Be a Talent Magnet – Webcast Recording


If you think there’s been a war for talent in the past, you ain’t seen nothing yet! The skills for future success are changing, and the smart, savvy, talented people with these skills have a choice of places to work. Do you have a workplace that attracts, rewards, and keeps that top tal...

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Thriving on Difference – How to Increase Diversity in Your Workplace


Diversity and inclusion drive innovation, revenue, and profits. According to EY, diverse companies are 35% more likely to have higher financial returns. And according to Deloitte, two-thirds of executives rated diversity as an important issue. Here are 10 ways to increase diversity in your workplac...

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No Worker Left Behind: The Change Management Idea Every Leader Should Follow (and Share)


A few months ago, I was working with a group of CEOs in the healthcare industry, and we were talking about what it takes to attract and keep the best talent in their workplaces. Most of our discussion was about the top talent – smart, passionate, driven, and highly motivated – but one C...

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The #1 Thing That Gets in the Way of Flexible Work


LinkedIn recently published its “2019 Global Talent Trends” report, which identified what it calls “the 4 trends transforming your workplace”. They compiled this report based on surveying over 5,000 talent professionals across 35 countries, and also incorporated vast amounts...

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Are You Ready for Generation Z In Your Workplace?


Generation Z – the “dot com kids” – are people born between 1995 and 2009. They are the largest generation ever, make up 20% of Australia’s population, and 2 billion people worldwide. By 2025, they will make up 27% of our workforce. Are YOU ready for them in your workplace? Here are 10 th...

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Are You Flexible Enough for Flexible Work?


The best people want more flexibility in their working hours – as research shows: 81% of employees want to be trusted when, where and how they work (Sage People) 35% of people are choosing freelance work (Forbes) 47% of Australian workers would accept a pay cut for more flexible working hour...

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Talent Magnet: 4 Trends To Future-Proof Your Workplace


As a futurist, I’m always looking at the trends affecting workplaces and organisations, and I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the last 8-10 years. A decade ago, we were in the early stages of the technology explosion – with social media, smartphones, and the first discussions...

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To Attract Top Talent, Create a Shared Journey


When a small, New York City-based organisation advertised for a graphic designer to join its 70-person staff, over 500 people applied. When they later advertised for a receptionist, they had almost twice as many applications. This organisation wasn’t offering above-average salaries, lucrative sto...

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Top 10 Talent Trends for 2019


The War for Talent: Finding high-quality talent will be the top challenge for HR leaders in 2019 (XpertHR)Integrating AI: 67% of workers believe they must develop their skills to work with intelligent machines (Accenture)The Rise of Social Recruiting: 79% of job seekers use social media t...

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