Posts Tagged ‘InSight’

Celebrating 250 Issues of InSight

  Wednesday 26th September marks the 250th issue of InSight. It’s also the 5th anniversary, to the day, of the first issue of InSight.   Apart from my annual two week Christmas holiday break, InSight has been landing in your inbox every week since it was first published on 26 September 2007.   I was…

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What’s really important

Mary and family in their garden,   Ashwell, Herts, UK, April 2011 The final InSight of the year has given me an excuse (not that I really need one) to veer off my normal subject matter path and write something more personal.   In 2007 I wrote of my forthcoming (second) marriage (Risk, learn and…

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Play More Beach Volleyball to Bill More Fees

Two weeks ago, one of my favourite recruitment bloggers, Jonathan Rice, posted on his blog The Whiteboard, a smartly written post, provocatively entitled Smoke More Cigarettes to Bill More Fees.      The essence of Jonathan’s post was that when he worked at Hays, a large majority of the biggest billers were smokers, but it…

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The Duncan Cunningham Family Fund Appeal

Seven years ago in Sydney I ran a small group coaching session for three senior leaders of multi-national recruitment agency, Aquent  . In that session I met Duncan Cunningham  , a likeable, cheerful English ex-pat who was responsible for the Aquent business in Hong Kong. We stayed in irregular contact for a year before he…

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How to help your clients avoid failed new hires

This article originally appeared in Issue 66 of InSight published 28th January 2009     I have failed in a job. No surprise, really because many people fail in jobs, every day.   Having worked in recruitment since 1989, I have interviewed many candidates who have failed in jobs, witnessed colleagues fail in jobs and…

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Are you Opportunity-Minded?

This article originally appeared in Issue 65 of InSight published 21st January 2009       After his elevation from semi-retirement to the Tasmanian Parliament in June last year, I wrote about my Uncle Ross (Butler) in InSight 37 as an example of the new career possibilities available to Australia’s seniors.   This New Year’s…

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What to Look Forward to in 2009

This article originally appeared in Issue 64 of InSightLong-time readers of this weekly missive know I’m a glass-half-full-kind-of-guy. That’s not to be delusional, it is simply looking at the world in a way that gives me a sense of purpose in taking action, that I believe, will make a difference to the results in both…

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The Good News About Being Fired

This article was originally published in Issue 63 of InSight on 17 December 2008  New CEO:  I’ve decided to advertise your job and you can apply for it if you wish. Me: What! New CEO: I need a stronger person for your role. Me: But I was only promoted into the role 6 months ago and I have never had any…

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