Archive for the ‘HR’ Category

“Real men don’t earn salaries, they pay salaries”. This quote from “A Sparrow Falls”, the Wilbur Smith book that I am currently reading, really struck me like a slap in the face. Why was it so painful? How do I get to the stage where I am paying the salaries? Lately I have been trying […]

Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 22:13 0 comments

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt was brought to my attention when my director came out to discuss our operations team and ask where the bottlenecks in our organisation lay. When he referred to Herbie, I had to know what he meant. The first thing to note about this book is that it is a […]

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 15:36 0 comments

How many companies clearly define their culture and HR policy in a public way? Jack Welch of GE famously held the view that the bottom 10% of the company should be fired every year, but in the days of labor shortages that would be frowned upon. That’s why it was refreshing for me to see […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 18:40 0 comments

Harvard Business Publishing summarised the 360-degree feedback data on over 11,000 leaders from a study completed by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. Here are the 10 most common leadership shortcomings, how many apply to you or your leader? Lack energy and enthusiasm Accept their own mediocre performance Lack clear vision and direction Have poor judgement […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 22:39 0 comments