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For the uninitiated, a one-on-one occurs, most commonly, when a consultant meets with their direct manager to have a ‘closed door’ discussion about the progress being made against agreed targets.   The most common foundation for these discussions is the KPI Report (or Activity Report). This report details what key activities have been completed in…

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Professional development should be viewed as process, not an event. Anybody who thinks that by simply going to the occasional professional development event that they will develop their capability to any significant extent is kidding themselves. Maximising professional development is all about what you do with what you have learned. Knowledge, just sitting inside your…

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  Dr Adam Fraser   was the closing keynote speaker at the RCSA PEARL Consultant Forum last week and, as usual, he delivered an entirely appropriate conclusion to a fabulous event.   Many within our industry will have seen Adam on stage and know what a dynamic and effective presenter he is. I have seen…

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  I am not sure whether to laugh or cry; be angry, sad, disappointed or bewildered.     The RCSA PEARL Consultant Forum (March 20 and 21) is currently running in Melbourne and has a paid attendance of 47 people! Yes, you read that right, 47 people.     Claudia, Christina and the fabulous team…

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Yet again, I return to the excellent research recently undertaken by Psylutions and Curve Group, published as a white paper Best Practice in practice talent management, which I have written about twice recently; What’s in an effective leadership program? (and why it matters) and Do you have a talent strategy? On page 9 of the white paper there is a list of recommendations…

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It’s an interesting question to ask of any organisation but especially a recruitment agency. To be honest, it’s a question I’ve only given a lot of thought to recently because of the work I have been doing with two of my clients in helping them define their respective talent strategies and the research recently undertaken by Psylutions…

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If you’re a top biller and you wonder whether the grass might be greener on the other side, the evidence is likely to have you recommit to your current employer. Here’s why: Recently LeadingCompany published a Harvard Business Review article based  on detailed research over seven years into the world’s best performing CEOs. This research produced many revealing…

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