Millennials at work
Training Millennials isn’t as hard as people think, although it will be different from what has happened before. An example is that because they are digital natives, they can quickly understand new technology. They are also able to come up with solutions to company problems by utilising technology not often seen within the corporate workspace. […]
Are Millennials the new Mavericks?
The idea of Millennials at work have been fascinating people for a long time. Millennials are those born roughly between the years of 1981 – 1996. The corporate world acknowledges that the digital revolution would make them different from the generations before them. They haven’t however, fully realised that the old way of working is […]
Why train someone if they are just going to leave?
Are Millennials the new Mavericks? I remember being interviewed a few times in the early ‘noughties’ about Generation Y. I stated then that Gen Y were starting to behave like Mavericks, without the influence to demand what Mavericks have. Jump forward a decade and Gen Y has become known as Millennials; with the realisation that […]
Developing managers’ senior management skills
“Why train someone if they are just going to leave?”, is a common question held between Finance Directors and HR Directors, almost everywhere. Whilst it’s an almost paradoxical question, I think it’s fair to say that the answer differs in the 21st Century compared to the late 20th. These days I would argue that this […]
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored
Developing managers’ senior management skills are more important than ever before. Organisations desperately need a more agile workforce. Where the requirement of this workforce, to constantly change and adapt is embraced and resistance is low. This requires managers that are able to lead and possess the skills that senior management are expected to have. Unfortunately […]
Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back
‘Facts do not cease to exist because you ignore them’ – Aldous Huxley. Yes, it sounds obvious but in practice this truism is often overlooked. This is much to the annoyance and exasperation of Socialised Mavericks everywhere. These Mavericks strongly believe in objective truth (and will defend the concept to the death!). This is the reason […]
Telling the truth is a revolutionary act
‘Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back’. Most people have heard the old adage ‘curiosity killed the cat’, used often as a refrain to stop them from being curious of the things around them. It is one of the reasons that Conformists and some Maverick Behaviourists choose not to question what they see […]
The War for Talent – are you grooming management talent?
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell In probably no other time in history, this has become especially true. We live in a world in which we gleefully describe as ‘post truth’ or full of ‘alternative facts’; and roll our eyes and shrug our shoulders […]
When Garadget’s reputational mishap, makes us all afraid
The War for Talent – are you grooming management talent? One of the overriding problems faced by companies is that they struggle to effectively develop talent for the conditions prevalent in the 21st Century. By trying to avoid potential discrimination claims they utilise a one size fits all leadership style; therefore, running the risk of […]
When Garadget’s reputational mishap, makes us all afraid It is easy to forget when tempers are high, just how easy it is to destroy reputation that has taken a long time to build. Denis Grisak is the man behind Garadget, who has accidentally caused his company some reputational damage, by the way that he has responded […]