Honours for CEO’s article We were delighted to discover last week that one of CEO Kevan Hall’s articles had been one of the most popular of 2013 on HR management site, PersonnelZone , and was included as part of their top articles list on inHR, their regular newsletter amidst a range of other fantastic articles, including some on appraisals […]
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Each month we try and include the dates that are going to most affect the global workplace. February 14 Chinese New Year, having fallen in late January, will continue being celebrated in the early part of the month. The Chinese Lantern Festival falls on February 14th, symbolically, if not officially, marking the end of the […]
Happy Year of the Yang Wood Horse – A Lesson in Marketing Once again, we are coming up to another Chinese New Year (January 31). This coming year will be the year of the horse in the Chinese lunar calendar. Given our global interconnectivity, it is difficult to imagine anyone who’s not familiar with at […]
Each Monday we try to post a review of an article or paper so that you don’t have to. Today is no exception, and this week’s offering is by one of our own consultants, Tim Mitchell, in European CEO, “The Top Five Leadership Skills”. Mitchell argues that the top five skills necessary to lead in […]
Australia Day originally marked the declaration of British sovereignty over the area now known as New South Wales on 26th January 1788 and has been celebrated more or less continuously since then. At the start, it was known as ‘Foundation Day’ and as each of the States had a different incorporation date, there was no […]
There were some useful points in a recent McKinsey article “Why leadership-development programs fail”. It identified some interesting figures on the importance – and failures – of leadership development: Almost two-thirds of the respondents identified leadership development as their number-one concern; Only seven (7) percent of senior managers polled by a UK business school think […]
At our recent global team meeting, John Bland, Director for Europe, asked us to recommend three good books we’d read in 2013. He helpfully collated the responses, which had considerable cross over, and we thought we’d share the business titles here. Business Books The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg Thinking Fast and Slow –Daniel […]
On corporate speed – slow is smooth, smooth is fast Seven years ago I wrote a book on how to speed up complex companies – Speed Lead – which sold over 50,000 copies and generated a lot of interest amongst our clients. The vast majority of comments were very positive, but a couple of negative ones focused […]
Our year at Global Integration has kicked off to a great start. Early each year, our senior consultants meet to share learnings from the previous year and kick off the coming one. This year that meeting has been happening this week. Whilst CEO Kevan Hall had a carefully planned, business focussed agenda, none of us […]
I was sitting in a bar in Germany the other week and overheard a conversation on the next table where business people were meeting. One of them exclaimed “Oh, you are a Thyssen person then!” For those of you who don’t know, ThyssenKrupp is the result of a merger of two German steel companies, the merger […]
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