EXPERTISE

MY EXPERTISE

HR FUTURIST

I have over 30 years experience working in HR, following 15 years in technical and line management roles. During this time, I have learned some important truths about how HR needs to evolve to be future-proof. 
  • HR must influence and drive the business strategy - not merely support it
  • We must learn from the past and from others - but not be constrained by either
  • We must create the future, not merely let it confirm our suspicions or surprise us
  • We must make things as easy as possible - without over simplifying or trivializing them
  • We must win the hearts and minds of those affected by change - not merely win the argument
  • Everyone has potential – it merely needs to be unleashed
  • People do best what they enjoy - being serious and having fun are not opposites!
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IMPACT VIRTUALLY

Leaders of organisations need to demonstrate a complex set of skills. These can be summarised as Leadership, Management, Business Acumen and Personal Effectiveness. The latter is especially important, especially in today’s virtual world. 
When I first started my career, I studied clerical work design and measurement, focusing on how to achieve maximum productivity. I later extended my studies into the use of technology, processes and interpersonal skills to maximise productivity. Among other things, what I learned was that even the most stunningly mediocre people can, given the right environment and encouragement, achieve phenomenal performance. 
I learned that many of our processes and interactions inhibit, rather than, enable optimal performance as they have failed to evolve with the changing work environment. 
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SUPERTEAMS

In the past, many teams have been formally organised with a clear leader, defined purpose and selected membership. Socio economic changes and technology advances have changed all that. Many of us move into and out of teams fluidly, connecting virtually with people we may not even know. Even teams that meet face to face are now often temporary.
Working with Dr Paul Marciano, I have dedicated years to understanding why teams of all sorts become dysfunctional and this has led me to learn how to take any team and unleash its true potential. By applying a few simple principles, almost any team can produce explosive performance.
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UNLEASHING POTENTIAL

I learned was that even the most stunningly mediocre people can, given the right environment and encouragement, achieve phenomenal performance. I learned that many of our processes and interactions inhibit, rather than, enable optimal performance. Unleashing potential can be one of the most exciting things any leader can do – it enriches the lives of others and it makes their own easier and more rewarding.
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