Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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3 top interview questions when interviewing leaders and managers

It’s a busy time of year for recruitment and if you are a manager, it is highly likely you will be involved in the process of interviewing candidates for vacant positions within your team. Throughout my career in executive search, I discovered effective interviewing is a combination of science (or following good processes) and gut instinct…

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Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Over Christmas I received a book from a dear friend of mine, called The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I love to read (and I read a lot of books), however there were some messages in this particular book which resonated deeply with me, so I wanted to share them with you. Brené Brown is a…

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3 Goal Setting Tips for 2013

The holiday season is upon us and I’m loving it. This is the time of year for family, friends, good food, rest and relaxation.  You may gain a few pounds, drink a little too much, and stay in your PJ’s until lunchtime – but so what, you deserve it. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with…

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Humour and Authenticity

In the not too distant past, I had an experience which taught me two very important life lessons: 1. The value of humour 2. The challenge of being authentic in our work environments. The story goes something like this. It was a typical Tuesday morning as a busy working mum of three. I was rushing…

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The Waterfall Effect

The way I see it, information within an organisation can be likened to a waterfall. It tends to flow easily from its source at the top i.e. the senior leadership team, down to the employees. In fact, ‘flow’ is perhaps not the most accurate description of how this information travels. More often than not, directives,…

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