Category Archives for "Engagement and Talent Development"

People Management Series Part 1: Square Employee, Round Job Role? Round off their Edges with Effective Performance Conversations.

Every manager has, at some time or other, had at least one ‘problem’ employee who simply doesn’t fit (square peg, round hole).  This is someone they inherited, recruited (only to find the employee who shows up to work is not the one they recruited!) or someone who started with a bang and then lost momentum. […]

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2016 L&D Programme of the Year Award

GROUND CONTROL TO L&D – the theme for the 2016 National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Conference, paralleled the musicality of the unforgettable David Bowie, who through a variety of music outputs, stayed forever true to the quality of his music. This very same ethos applies to today’s L&D […]

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Personal Effectiveness: 10 Traits

To become successful one has to use the resources at their disposal effectively so as to achieve their goals in the shortest time possible and with minimum waste. To get a better understanding of personal effectiveness and how it can be achieved, let’s take a look at the top 10 traits exhibited by personally effective […]

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Employee Performance: 5 Top Tips for Improvement

The success of a business is hinged upon the performance of its employees. Even with all the other factors of production – land, capital, and enterprise – a business will not produce without labour. The problem with labour is its complexity; it’s human. Although every boss wants his/her employees to always perform highly, few of […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Importance in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence: a person’s ability to monitor both their own and other people’s emotions, differentiate between the various types of emotions, categorise them appropriately, and then use this information as a guide to their behaviour and thinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence). In simple terms Emotional Intelligence refers to how you deal with both your emotions and those of […]

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