Business Strategy & Acumen

A sustainable workplace

By - November 25, 2011

We’re all in it together When it comes to environmental or sustainable policy, it seems that businesses are making the same initial mistakes that they did when the internet first became available. At that time everyone rushed to create a website and packed it full of information but failed to develop a strategy or to... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Thinking Like An Interviewer

By - September 25, 2011

Understanding the objectives behind some common questions   Anyone who has been on more than a few job interviews has likely noticed that they tend to include variations on many of the same questions. That’s not because interviewers are lazy. It’s because those questions have proved useful in yielding information about why the organisation should,... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Singing Your Praises

By - September 25, 2011

Good performance management in practice.   How do you feel when your performance appraisal is approaching? Do you look forward to it as an opportunity to get recognition and feedback for what you have achieved in the past year? Or dread it, as it tends to focus on weaknesses or gaps? Perhaps you wonder whether... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Lost In The Maze

By - September 25, 2011

Finding the pathway to opportunity with effective organisational structure   In his book, Harvest of Humanity, John Seamands tells a story of a German soldier who was wounded and ordered to go to a military hospital for treatment. When he arrived at the large and imposing building he saw two doors. One was marked ‘For... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Risk is Like Fire – You’ll be Safe but Cold Without It

By - September 25, 2011

Think back over the course of your career. Indentify the times you were bold: changing jobs, moving to a new organization, offering to assist with a project, volunteering to serve on a committee or filling in for someone while they were on leave. What do these and similar events have in common? They all involved... Read more »