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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 companies need a different kind of individual leaders

It’s time to move beyond leadership as an individual competence, to organisational capability, writes Roger Collins Individual leaders often make a great difference to events and outcomes. But it also masks the roles and contributions of significant others who complement and enable high profile leaders to achieve great things. It […]

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. […]

Are you prepared for new flexible working rights?

Employees are able to request flexible working conditions under new laws which also place specific obligations on employers, writes Shana Schreier-Joffe Increasingly, courts, tribunals and the government are recognising that the notion of an individual working eight or more hours a day for their employer, with little or no say […]