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Want to Innovate? Find a Garage.

As garages became a standard feature following the invention of the automobile in the early 1900s, they filled another, unintended function: most houses now had a place where creative and mechanical types could go to build, tinker and invent. The most famous of garages is the one where Dave Packard

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Creating a Sense of Ownership in Your People

When staff feel a sense of ownership at work that leads to greater productivity while reducing the efforts needed to manage them, it should be something on every business owner’s priority list. There are many ideas around that suggest how a sense of ownership can be developed in staff, however,

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Leadership Is Dead. Long Live Leadership.

We have long accepted that leadership is the pivotal ingredient in any successful enterprise. There are few who would argue against the importance of good leaders. When asked, most executives will name leadership as the significant factor in resolving their organisational priorities. No one ever questions the belief or the

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Where HR Belongs In the Digital Age

Organisations are undergoing the most significant changes in a century and in the midst of it, HR is most noticeable by its silence. This ‘significant change’ is, of course, the digital transformation. Much of it is tied up in technology: cloud computing, big data analytics and automation, for instance. The

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Digital Disruption. Is Your Business Safe?

Presentation to Club 3004, St. Boulevard Melbourne, 5 May 2016 1 –Who is Meta Management? People come to us when they want to create change. I realised some time ago that most businesses actually don’t know how to think about change. They usually want change they think will achieve their

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The Rules for Success in the Digital Century

Have you updated the way you manage business for the 21st century yet? There are many names to describe the new business environment: digital era, information age, collaborative economy, sharing economy, to name a few. The issue is not what you call it; it’s what you do about it. You

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Survival Tactics in the Digital World

Yes, your job will be replaced – that’s no longer the question. The first question is what will replace it? Technology will replace some, but your biggest threat is not software or robots; it’s another person with greater leverage. ‘Leverage’ means influence, advantage or power to act. It is what

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Talent: What REALLY Matters

By Geoff Callard au.linkedin.com/pub/geoff-callard/7/160/9   The ‘Talent Management’ industry is a recent phenomenon – and it does not bear up under scrutiny.  There is no evidence to suggest that it helps organisations succeed and it ignores the need to take a deeper, systemic look at the best ways to develop people into consistently high performers.  […]

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I am NOT your talent!

‘Talent’ is the HR word of the moment.  The many articles, conferences, blog posts, training programs and otherwise-concluded findings tell us that businesses need to prioritise their ability to ‘attract, retain and develop talent’ in order to ‘optimise’ their workforce. Referring to people as ‘talent’, like telling employees they are an ‘asset’, seems complimentary at […]

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