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Task and Relationship Behaviour

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Task-Oriented Behaviour  (TOB’s) Task-oriented leaders have a preference for behaviours that get the necessary task, or series of tasks, in hand in order to achieve a goal. These leaders are typically less concerned with the idea of catering…
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What the Hell is Wrong with this Manager???

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As a manager, you may wonder why staff are not performing to the level you believe they could or should and you probably get frustrated! Sometimes, and for a whole range of reasons staff performance can dip however and we know that there…
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Managing Poor Performance

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Poor performance - Are you confident about managing it?  Most people managers I meet, are not! Managers fear they will be accused of bullying, mental stress, harassment and unfair treatment. The level of anxiety that managers have about…
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Change Leadership

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Change Leadership Learning to Adapt is Key to Leadership Success Change Leadership is about remaining flexible and adaptable during change and may be the most important leadership skill you can develop. Successful leaders learn from their…
Career Derailment

Career Derailment - Are you or anyone you know, in danger of their Career Derailing?

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Career Derailment. Did you know that 30 to 50% of high potential managers and executives experience Career Derailment? Research tells us that those who want to lead, like to take charge and are dissatisfied being a follower. They are more…
Never Stop Learning

You're never too old to learn new things!

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You're never too old to learn new things and I guess relaunching a website is not a big deal, however, I built this website, yes me! Two years ago, on a mere whim, I decided that I’d like to study Digital Design. It has been an interesting…
No More Performance Management

No More Performance Management - You have got to be kidding me!

We have been hearing for quite some time now that perhaps we should rethink, even get rid of performance management. My response to that is you have got to be kidding me! Why on earth would we remove performance management? Although I don’t…
Welcome to HR by Design

Welcome to the HR by Design Blog

Welcome to our new website and blog. It is my hope that this blog will open up candid conversations of interest about human resources practices and processes and human resources issues. To commence with, it has always staggered me how people…