Leadership

There are valuable leadership lessons that can be learned from sporting teams

7 leadership lessons from professional sports

Leaders can benefit from a number of insights from the world of high performing sporting teams, writes Roger Collins The corporate landscape is littered with the detritus of failed attempts to develop leaders in general and leadership teams in particular. At the risk of being contentious, we may have over-relied […]

Daan Van Den Broek, vice-president human resources for Unilever ANZ

Unilever’s keys to leadership success

One of the biggest challenges for learning professionals when it comes to leadership development is that they can lose focus of the bigger strategy picture and their functional expertise may unintentionally obstruct business drivers, according to Daan Van Den Broek, vice-president human resources for Unilever ANZ. “At Unilever, we make […]

Gender diversity programs are failing to meet their targets

Why gender diversity programs are failing

Initiatives to improve representation of women in leadership are failing to make inroads, according to a recent research report into workplace diversity, which found that only one third of organisations with such programs in place meeting their set targets. Just over half of HR hiring managers reported that increasing diversity […]

Wendy Lenton, director of people and performance for George Weston Foods aims to create culture change

3 keys to driving culture change

Role modelling expected behaviours in a business is critical to setting standards as a HR leader and driving culture change, according to Wendy Lenton, director of people and performance for George Weston Foods. Driving culture change. “What you walk past is what you accept,” she said. “We need to role […]

Everything I Know about Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking by Don M. Green 

Authors: Don M. Green  Publisher: McGraw Hill Education, 2013 RRP: $22.00 USD Those looking for shortcuts to success will be disappointed, but those looking for a fountain of insightful wisdom about bringing success to their lives (professional or otherwise) will rejoice. Don Green heavily relates his own life experiences as he brings to […]