Habit 5: Seek first to understand

“We’re filled with our own rightness, our own autobiography” Covey Welcome to part 5 of 7 looking at the science (or not) of Stephen Coveys ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Those that joined me in Habit 4 will know I am starting to despair about the apparent mismatch (or lack of dialogue at least) … Continue reading Habit 5: Seek first to understand

The Vagus Nerve & Work Performance

Has it ever occurred to you that how well you do at work might just be connected to the variability in your heart beat?  I am not sure about you; I always assumed you would want your heart to beat smoothly, rhythmically.  However there is an ancient Chinese saying that goes something like this “a … Continue reading The Vagus Nerve & Work Performance

Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

The world has no shortage of advice. A quick google search will find you a million tips on interviewing: some of which is good advice some ... not so much.  No harm in checking it out and seeing what will work for you.  However do remember these barefoot basics: Aim with precision At the risk … Continue reading Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

Psychometric Profiling: What managers need to know.

What is it Psychometric Profiling? Psychometric profiling is used in recruitment as well as employee development.  I am focusing on recruitment in this blog as it is part of a larger series on recruitment basics. Psychometric profiling, when used in recruitment aims at understanding the likely on-the-job performance of a candidate.  Most profiles use two … Continue reading Psychometric Profiling: What managers need to know.

Recruitment Basics Part 4: getting off to a good start

If you have been following along with this four part series on recruitment basics; you will now have short listed your applications (with reference to the matrix you originally prepared).  You will also be clear on the skills and attributes the position requires, you will have thrown out your lure and narrowed the field and … Continue reading Recruitment Basics Part 4: getting off to a good start

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

“You cannot hold people responsible for results if you supervise their methods”  Stephen Covey This is part 4 of 7 looking at the science, or not, of Stephen Coveys '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. I was walking though the mall today with Ms12, when she yelled out “Mum! Look at those backpacks they come … Continue reading Habit 4: Think Win/Win