When we talk about the main traits of a good leader, the ones that usually come to mind are: strategic vision, business acumen, determination, humility, credibility, empathy, resilience, energy… A sense of humour is unlikely to appear in this shortlist of skills, but it’s … [Read more...] about Sense of humour. An underestimated leadership skill?
What are the key factors that contribute to professional success? In seeking to answer this eternal question, there were two turning points at the end of the 1990s. McKinsey's influential report “The War for Talent” was published and David Watkins (Softscape) coined the term … [Read more...] about Grit: Success is determination over and above innate talent
Fortunately, diversity management has been in vogue in recent years. It is of growing importance in the people management of all kinds of organisation, where it serves to reinforce key elements such as work engagement, performance, employer branding. On an external … [Read more...] about Diversity & inclusion: we need more ambition
The dramatic and unexpected increase in remote work is one of the biggest impacts Covid has had on the business world. According to Gartner, the percentage of remote workers worldwide will reach 32% by the end of 2021, up from 19% in 2019. Remote work in 2020: an unexpected … [Read more...] about Flexible living: maximising the benefits of remote work
A few weeks ago, I was watching “The Last Dance” on Netflix, a series about the golden era of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, in the days of Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson. How is it that Jordan was still obsessed with being the best, having reached the age of 35 with 5 NBA … [Read more...] about “Hunger” is key to professional progress