What Millennials want and Generation Xers struggle to give
Carrots and sticks – not for mavericks!
What Millennials want and Generation Xers struggle to giveIt’s an inconvenient truth that Millennials (or Generation Y, as they used to be called) just aren’t the same as the Baby Boomers and the Generation Xers that went before them. This is both exciting and disturbing depending on your perspective.For some companies their ‘uniqueness’ from those […]
HR go network
Carrots and Sticks – not for mavericks!Regardless of whether you are a parent, teacher, manager, or president, we know that carrots and sticks do not work as a method for motivation. Well, I guess that’s not strictly true; it will motivate most (conformist) people for a short period of time. Eventually though, even the most […]
Dealing with a disruptive maverick on your training course
There is a reason why HR refuses to go networking. To most internal HR professionals the term ‘networking’ is assumed to relate to the activity of external consultants who need to network to find work. It isn’t something that ‘internals’ think they do or indeed need to do. This is a dangerous assumption especially in […]
I define ‘maverick’ to mean wilful independence and it is this training characteristic which is probably the one that causes trainers the most difficulty. Mavericks have a high sense of self confidence and self esteem and believe that they are more intelligent than others. This can be a heady mix when they are faced with […]