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Real leaders give people what they need. Not what they want

Real leaders give people what they need. Not what they want

This post is for anyone who manages people, or who hopes to in the future. It will probably draw some flak too, but that’s because I don’t really believe in generational differences. I think it has been largely hyped and exaggerated. I have had plenty of employees who fit into the so-called ‘Gen Y’ age […]

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10 golden rules of communication for leaders

10 golden rules of communication for leaders

I find managing a business really difficult. Seldom a week goes by that I don’t think I could have done something better. And of course as a leader, communicating the vision, communicating change, communicating expectations – these are subtle skills, which I don’t think any of us truly master. However, developing these skills is fundamental […]

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Not so long ago, I ran the Sydney Half Marathon. So why tell you this? Well, running this marathon reminded me of a very important life lesson. And it’s a lesson that has huge significance for anyone who wants to be a great recruiter and make a long-term career in this industry.

Recruitment. It’s like running a marathon. Just harder

Not so long ago, I ran the Sydney Half Marathon. So why tell you this? Well, running this marathon reminded me of a very important life lesson. And it’s a lesson that has huge significance for anyone who wants to be a great recruiter and make a long-term career in this industry.

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Do not allow a 'Prima Donna' to destroy your leadership credibility!

Do not allow a ‘Prima Donna’ to destroy your leadership credibility!

If you have ever managed a team of recruiters for any length of time, this topic will resonate with you, I am sure. Inevitably, within a group of recruiters, one, maybe two, will rise to the top. These “Big Billers” either inherit a great desk or, less often, they build it themselves, and soon they […]

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Leading a recruitment business in tough times

Leading a recruitment business in tough times

Trust me on this. You have never had a test of your leadership until you have managed a recruitment business through a recession, or a prolonged period of subdued demand, such as right now. It’s beyond tough. Balancing falling revenues while trying to retain key staff. Communicating critical fee generation targets while at the same […]

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