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New Research: Peers Key to Growth

New Research: Peers Key to Growth

As it turns out, the career advice I have been dispensing all this time may be wrong. When asked what to look for in a new job, I often tell people to focus their attention on the manager: What can you learn from them?

Five Reasons Why Employee Engagement Failed

Five Reasons Why Employee Engagement Failed

Employee engagement, as it has commonly been measured, has failed to improve work. Even Gallup, the leading advocate admits that “employee engagement has barely budged in years.” We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars measuring and addressing employee engagement with little to show for it.

5 Ways to Become an Inspirational Manager

5 Ways to Become an Inspirational Manager

We have known for a long time that having engaged team members is better than having people who are simply satisfied. They are 44% more productive - that is like adding a part-time person to your team at no additional cost.

Can A Bank Be Purpose-Driven?

Can A Bank Be Purpose-Driven?

Given the current spotlight the Royal Commission is shining on poor behaviours and toxic cultures in the financial services industry here in Australia, we would be justified in thinking that banks and purpose are mutually exclusive. So we started to look further afield to see if we could find an example of a bank that did actually have purpose, and could demonstrate it.

Google’s Secret to Hiring “Googley” People

Google’s Secret to Hiring “Googley” People

If you ask a recruiter at Google what they are looking for in a new hire, they will say “Googliness.” Best explained, “Googliness” is essentially a smart, collaborative, humble, optimistic, and not-afraid-to-be-goofy person. But how on earth can you identify these blend of traits in a pool of 75,000+ applicants per week?  

For Your Next Hire, Discriminate on Purpose. Here's Why.

For Your Next Hire, Discriminate on Purpose. Here's Why.

Work is a mess. Nearly 70% of people remain disengaged. People are leaving jobs sooner and sooner. Racial bias remains rampant. Despite new communication tools people are feeling isolated. Women continue to be missing in leadership.They are the same issues every year.

Why to Quit Your Job Before the New Year

Why to Quit Your Job Before the New Year

This fall, in the span of about 30 days, a number of my closest friends left their jobs. It all happened in such a short window of time I was convinced that Mercury was in retrograde. There were a variety of reasons my friends gave but most centered around wanting to grow, make a greater impact somewhere else or join a new community of inspiring people.