Contracts of the heart

While some US companies have drawn up “love contracts” for their executives and employees, leading WA businesswoman Diane Smith-Gander does not want Australia going down that track. Despite public scandals and salacious headlines involving high-profile companies, Smith-Gander says every company should have a comprehensive code of conduct that addresses workplace relationships while avoid the issuing […]

How to manage your boss to get ahead

A team’s success is almost always a result of both the leader and team members performing well together. The stronger the relationship between the leader and team, the more enhanced the mutual benefits. More satisfaction with the work, greater ownership and accountability, greater efficiency and productivity, less conflict, more loyalty and of course superior results. […]

A manager’s number 1 job is to attract, find and keep talented people.

A manager’s number 1 job is to attract, find and keep talented people.

Sounds easy right. Talented people want to make big things happen and progress. They demand and produce, disregard and challenge, defy and innovate, create and rebel they ask us the dreaded question “why”. Talented people want to work for leaders, not managers. If you are in a management position chances are high you are like […]