Author Archives: Neil

  1. These things I know…..

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    September 22, 2014 by Neil

    When you think back to the early part of your career, what are the things that you’d like to have known? I’m speaking at an event this week and that started me thinking about the advice I would have given myself.

  2. The 9 box model explained

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    September 15, 2014 by Neil

    The nine box model exists in most companies. Some have twelve, some have sixteen. Because they’re greedy. You may not …
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  3. Stand and deliver

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    September 8, 2014 by Neil

    My observations of HR functions over the years is that they’re just not that great at delivery. There are a myriad of reasons for this, some of which are of our own making. If we want to be taken seriously and really valued, we need to be delivering on time and on spec every day. On the big and the small.

  4. True choice is sacrifice

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    September 1, 2014 by Neil

    True choice is about making selections and accepting sacrifices. Yet our organisational history is of pretending we are offering choice, whilst really disempowering the individual by not letting them take responsibility for their selections. Instead we have tried to pretend that everything is possible and achievable. It isn’t. We can’t be and we can’t have everything. We will always have to choose.

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