Lets treat people as assets rather than cost

Lets treat people as assets rather than cost

“Train people well enough so they can leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to” – Richard Branson. A great quote and I wish organisations would always behave like this. Unfortunately, most organisations seem to do the exact opposite: First of all, they...
Graduate engagement

Graduate engagement

Will graduates flourish in a traditional command and control leadership culture? Employing and developing graduates is important in many ways to any organization. They bring new ideas, new skills, learn quickly, are not too costly and after time, they will be the...
Is this a wise spend or a waste of money?

Is this a wise spend or a waste of money?

Billions are spent on leadership development. Is this a wise spend or a waste of money? Most of what we see and read about this suggests the latter. A quick google on “why leadership development fails” gives alarming results; 14 billion dollars spend in the US which...
Employee engagement

Employee engagement

Only 17% of the workforce in the UK is engaged and managers account for as much as 70% of the variance in engagement scores (Gallup 2013). Aren’t those striking numbers? Engaged employees can be defined as those who are involved in, and enthusiastic about, their...
Trinidad and Tobago – time for stress!

Trinidad and Tobago – time for stress!

Stress in the Caribbean? A place with lots of sun, beautiful beaches, great music and a very relaxed lifestyle? Absolutely, as stress is universal. No matter where in the world you are, stress is an integral part of life. The impact of stress on workers and the best...