ACCELERATING TALENT SUCCESS – the importance of relationships and behaviours

July 19th, 2017

More so now than ever before, career success depends on how you behave and relate to others rather than simply having knowledge and expertise that people might need. People want to work with people they like, they enjoy working with people who are similar, pay them compliments and co-operate to get things done. So for career success today ambitious folk are seeking like-minded others […]


ACCELERATING TALENT SUCCESS – A growing demand for a different type of conversation

February 28th, 2017

We recognise that young people starting out on their working lives want to make a difference; they also want to feel valued and to be recognised for their contribution. Beyond that people have different career motivators, from developing deep technical skills to enjoying the social environment at work (source Edgar Schein, Career Anchors).     At a recent gathering of HR […]


Accelerating Talent Success

November 30th, 2016

Employers find themselves facing a complex conundrum. They can no longer afford to offer employees the type of benefits they once did, while for the first time there are five different generations in the workforce – from Baby Boomers through to Millennials – all with different expectations, desires and needs. In short, organisations need to transform their approach to talent […]


Handling a sudden end to an assignment

November 9th, 2016

Handling a sudden end to an assignment Every assignment has an end point. Some end in a euphoric high, with the outcomes delivered and all involved revelling in success, others are less fortunate and they end because key influencers move on, priorities change, budgets are cut, or someone decides that there’s better use for the resources elsewhere. Like many good […]


Building agile careers

October 14th, 2016

The four phases of a successful assignment Whilst recently working with an ambitious group who were at the early stages of their new assignments with a client organisation, we explored both their actual experiences and their views on what an ideal experience would entail. Their experiences could be safely described as mixed; ranging from exciting and challenging to terrible and […]