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Best Business Books of 2012

by Tom O'Connor on November 29th, 2012

When one is in the business of designing/running leadership development programmes/workshops, one has a constant need for fresh ideas. Of necessity, this means spending quite a bit of time poring through the latest business books – for nuggets of wisdom, emerging trends, best practices, etc. The 2012 crop has been as bountiful as ever in […]

Performance Evaluations … Unplugged

by Tom O'Connor on November 28th, 2012

It’s that time of year again when the dreaded performance evaluation comes round. For managers and employees alike it can all be a bit disconcerting – especially, when the sole focus becomes the numeric rating/forced-ranking scorecard. Performance Evaluation: Pitfalls Yet, this is the growing tendency we find in organisations – driven in large part by […]

So you want to be a Non-Exec?

by Paddy Collins on November 14th, 2012

Many senior candidates coming to us for career transition advice express the wish to find some  Non-Executive Director appointments to add another dimension to their careers. How can they find these interesting opportunities? Firstly, and most critically they must become highly knowledgeable about the business sector and its marketplace – otherwise they will not be […]