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After Steve Jobs – Will Apple Lose It’s Bite?

by Paddy Collins on August 30th, 2011

One of the world’s most admired business leaders has stepped down as CEO of Apple – probably the world’s leading technology brand. What made Jobs unique was that he combined vision, innovation and delivery with a formidable personal presence and excellent communication skills. Over the years he re-engineered himself from a technical geek to become […]

Employee Engagement – Recent Findings

by Tony Roe on August 30th, 2011

Employee engagement has been the subject of two major recent research studies: 1. The MacLeod Report: Engaging for Success – Enhancing Performance Through Employee Engagement (commisioned by the UK government), and 2. The Blessing White Employee Engagement Report  2011 – an international survey of 11,000 HR Leaders & Line Managers. Some of the more interesting […]

Pride As A Negotiating Pitfall

by Tom O'Connor on August 27th, 2011

The 1998 movie, A Civil Action,  begins with trial lawyer, Jan Shlichtmann, played by John Travolta, taking a medical negligence case right down to the wire – as he and the opposing defence attorney are about to make their opening statements to the jury.  Shlichtmann knows that he has a strong hand in that his […]

Personality Type: Nelson Mandela

by Tom O'Connor on August 15th, 2011

In his 1993 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Nelson Mandela recalls how like an earlier recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King, he had sought: “to make a contribution to the just solution  …  of the dichotomies of war and peace; violence and non-violence; racism and human dignity; oppression & repression and liberty & human rights”. Personality Type […]

Cool Hand, Hustle & Sting

by Tom O'Connor on August 1st, 2011

Paul Newman is cast in many of Hollywood’s most iconic streetsmart roles – in such movies as Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Color of Money, Cool Hand Luke, and The Sting.  Whether as a pool shark, card ace, con man or wildwest bandit, his portrayals carry many pointers for the related […]