Interviews and recruitment processes can be demanding and energy sapping experiences, taking time and much effort. Knowing what’s in store and considering every element of the process you’ll be subjected to will be useful in helping you mentally prepare. As an executive, mastering these events will be key to a successful career. Remember, these are skills which can be learnt! Continue reading
Great hospitality at the Country Club in Launceston on a cold but beautiful day! Jeff Kennett was the headline speaker at an event hosted by the Property Council of Australia. The Hot Topic was: Council Amalgamations and it attracted a rather large audience of a very attentive group of Councillors and Local Government Administrators from across the State. Continue reading
We thank Christine Nixon for generously sharing her thoughts at our board room lunch about coaching and mentoring. Continue reading
Today Searchlight announced that it was launching its coaching bank, specifically designed to assist organisations develop their leadership teams and managers.
We believe in excellence and that it is achievable and within everyone’s grasp. Continue reading
What makes coaching/mentoring work: The answer is CAT!
We are often asked what conditions are necessary for coaching/mentoring to be successful. While the research shows that there may be several factors depending on the circumstances, we believe CAT is the answer! Continue reading
We all have a brain. What distinguishes exceptional people from the masses is how they use it and which parts of it they develop.
Much research has been done into the left and right hemispheres of the brain and their impact on various aspects of life. While the right hemisphere is more intuitive and emotional, the left is more logical and sequential. Although the assumption might be that the best leaders mostly utilize their left brain, in actual fact the difference between the good and the great is the extent to which they use their creative right brain. Continue reading
Giving without expecting to receive is a key aspect of our basic social makeup. A monkey grooms another without expecting to be groomed back. Parents sacrifice their lives for the sake of their children. Most people would help an elderly person cross the road.
But is it truly possible in a competitive workplace? Continue reading
“You’ve had a great career Simon. You have a deep marketing background and have some impressive achievements on your CV. Having said this, we won’t be progressing with your application. You have only worked in FMCG, we need not-for-profit marketing experience. The two sectors are like chalk and cheese.”
Hiring managers and recruiters say this far too often. However, it doesn’t matter what the sectors are, it doesn’t matter what the pre-conceived ideas of others are, the happy reality is that people change sectors far more often than you think. Continue reading
Interviews may not be a perfect way of ascertaining the future performance of a potential employee, but their success is very much relative to the skill of the person conducting them. Continue reading
Psychometric tests are often the Achilles heel of many a promising candidate. When we inform them that they are part of the process, we often hear a sharp intake of breath followed closely by the words…. “What does that involve?”
The field of psychometric testing is highly specialized and as such we invited an expert – Dr Brad Dolph of RightPeople to answer a few of the most common questions that our candidates have. His responses in the text below should be of interest to a wide range of people – from interns to executives. Continue reading