Lumesse Webinar – 13 November 2014

21st Century Leadership, Is Your Organisation Ready As you may remember from our blog post last month, the Lumesse Talent Akademie is offering a series of monthly webinars – covering all aspects of talent management – to industry professionals and other interested parties. . Our third webinar in cooperation with Deloitte will be held on […]

5 Things Millennials Need to Know About Winning at Work

  Each generation molds the business world into its own image.  The Mad Men era reflected the values and ideals of the World War 2 generation: regimentation and corporate hierarchy. Today’s environment reflects the values and ideals of the Boomer generation: mostly individualism that lapses into selfishness.  The Boomers started gaining power in the 1980s, […]

If You Want to Leave a Legacy, Start Now

Last week, as Bill Gates watched the company he founded come to the end of a clumsy, inarticulate search for a new CEO, he stepped back in to the frontline, wagering that his personal presence can help revive its momentum. This isn’t an uncommon pattern. In 2000, Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO of Starbucks […]

Are Performance Appraisals Doomed?

    During the last year there has been a tsunami of interest among HR managers to revamp, redesign, or eliminate the performance appraisal process. And for good reason: our research shows that more than 70% of all organizations dislike the process they have and I have yet to talk with an employee or manager […]

How to Lead Great Leaders

  As a boss or team leader, you have to lead people every day. It makes life easier when you have established authority and your followers are generally compliant. But someday you may find yourself leading powerful leaders, perhaps for a board meeting, a nonprofit, or even a high-level management team. These focused and dynamic […]

10 Predictions for HR, Learning, Talent and HR Technology in 2014

2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. In summary, this is a year businesses will find it increasingly difficult to attract, retain, and develop their people. Passion, engagement, development, and innovation are key. Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will […]

Transparent Leadership – “Open Salaries”

This is an exciting Concept published by Buffer (Bufferapp.com).  How many organisations big or small are ready for this level of tranparency? What is “Open Salaries”? At Buffer, we have the concept of “Open Salaries”. We have a simple formula to calculate salaries and we share this with the whole team. One of the highest […]

Zappos says goodbye to bosses

Online retailer Zappos has long been known to do things its own way. The customer-service obsessed company calls its executives “monkeys ,” has staffers ring cowbells to greet guests, and offers new employees cash to quit as a way to test their loyalty. The Las Vegas-based retailer is now going even more radical, introducing a […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Happy

10 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Happy How to make sure your most important employees can do the best job possible. If selling your products or services requires a salesperson, your sales team is your most valuable resource.  Here’s how to make sure that they’re both happy and productive: 1. Keep them in the loop. […]

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

  by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman  |  10:00 AM May 2, 2013 Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in […]