Development

Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace by Rachael Robertson

Author: Rachael Robertson Publisher: Wiley RRP: $29.95 Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace is a rewarding account of author Rachael Robertson’s year-long expedition in Antarctica. Rachael gives an honest recount of her journey, shares her lessons learned and offers insights into […]

Leading with Conviction: Mastering the Nine Critical Pillars of Integrated Leadership by Shalom Saada Saar and Michael J. Hargrove

Authors: Shalom Saada Saar & Michael J. Hargrove Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2013 RRP: US$27.95 Authors Saar and Hargrove attest that leadership is a skill that can be learned and sustained through deliberation and practise, and that it is the only sustainable competitive advantage. Leading with Conviction unveils the “nine pillars of leadership” […]

Why HR hurts HR

The greatest resistance to implementing new talent management practices often comes from within HR itself, writes Marc Effron Talent management’s success relies largely on the human resource (HR) business partner in most organisations. Business partners broker the relationship with line executives and are responsible for implementing key talent management processes. […]

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

How HR can step up to the strategy plate

HR professionals need to be more confident in their ability and clear about their responsibility for proactively impacting key business areas such as organisational transformation, developing leadership and change capability, according to a global consulting firm. The changing operational nature of HR has been something both practitioners and the profession […]