Leadership

Wesfarmers: why HR leaders need to work with boards

The human capital agenda is becoming more important at board level and HR leaders need to be comfortable in working effectively with directors, according to Wesfarmers’ chief human resources officer, Ben Lawrence. “Boards have really dialed up their interest around the human capital agenda and they have a high expectation […]

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How to globalise managers’ leadership skills

Global roles require more than cross-cultural understanding, and there are a number of essential attributes of successful global leaders, writes Jennie Walker Do your managers need to work with people from other parts of the world? Are some of your organisation’s opportunities, in terms of markets and supplies, outside of […]

Leadership and management: same or different?

Are leadership and management the same or different? And does your answer to this question matter? Yes and yes, writes Roger Collins There is a tendency in the media, in speeches and other communications by CEOs and senior executives and even in business schools to use the terms leadership and […]

How HR leaders can grab investors’ attention

The issue of diversity can help in getting investors more interested in HR’s contribution within public companies, according to a corporate governance expert. “Diversity is one area which could be a hook to get investors more interested in HR and people issues,” said Simon Wong, a visiting fellow at the […]