Five things Elon Musk can teach you about leadership (some good, some bad)

(Originally published on InsideHR) Few CEOs are as visible as Elon Musk. With this high profile comes a big reputation, and this, like so much else that surrounds the man, is polarised. Depending on your position he might be a charismatic visionary and inspirational leader; or he could be a loose cannon who can’t control …

Is workplace social media damaging your employees?

(Originally published on HRM Online) Organisations work hard to create connections and collaboration between their employees. Increasingly, firms are embracing social media platforms to encourage this, with tools such as Yammer and Workplace by Facebook ubiquitous. But just as there is an increasing body of research showing the negative effects of social media usage in …

What pot plants and lottery tickets have to teach us about rating calibration

(A version of this article was published on HRM Online on 11 January 2019) Calibration – the collective review and adjustment of ratings – is widely used by organisations to remove bias and inconsistency from the performance management process. However, it also removes control and ownership from the manager and employee, and that can be …

Time for HR to set the tone and lead on risk culture

(Published on HRM Online on 23.11.18) As the ongoing Royal Commission into Banking is dramatically highlighting, there has seldom been more focus on how organisations and their employees manage risk. This means that defining, reinforcing and measuring the organisation’s risk culture is a strategic priority for senior leaders and their Boards. What has generated fewer …