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  1. 12 Apr. 2018

    Working with people; not against them

    Assertiveness is not necessarily easy, but it is a skill that can be learned. Developing your assertiveness starts with a good understanding of who you are and a belief in the value you bring. When you have that, you have the basis of self-confidence. When you act assertively you act fairly and with empathy. The power…

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  2. Competency Framework

    5 Apr. 2018

    Has your organisation got the key ingredient to integrate your people strategy?

    The modern HR function is characterised by being “everything” to everyone; and, the implication can be spreading HR too thin with multiple initiatives across the employee life-cycle. Staying coherent and impactful while offering a comprehensive people strategy can be challenging to coordinate. Competency frameworks (also referred to as capability frameworks) can create synergies in HR…

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  3. SCORE Overview

    28 Mar. 2018

    Strengthening a culture of respect and engagement – (SCORE)

    The workgroup process, Strengthening a Culture Of Respect and Engagement (SCORE) was developed to help workgroups overcome forces that weaken their culture of civility and respect. One rude encounter can ruin your day. You expect people to behave professionally at work, and to a very large extent, they do. People usually share information or give direction without…

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  4. Be GLAD for the feedback

    27 Mar. 2018

    Tuesday Tip #20: Be GLAD for the feedback

    Today’s tip is about applying a simple technique for receiving feedback that can help you use such feedback as a tool for personal growth. For many people, receiving feedback is perceived as threatening, whether the feedback is positive or negative. This perception of threat creates a fight or flight response in our brains, resulting in…

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  5. 7 Mar. 2018

    Workplace incivility – more widespread than you think

    What happened in one large public health institution when stress levels rose and an unfortunate level of incivility became ‘how we do it around here’? If you guessed that levels of absenteeism, staff turnover and presenteeism jumped, you’d be right. Many workplaces have a strong and healthy respect embedded in the ways co-workers interact with…

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  6. 6 Mar. 2018

    Tuesday Tip #19: Personal Branding

    Today’s tip is about identifying and creating your personal brand.   Answer the following questions to identify your personal brand: What is my greatest strength? What is my most noteworthy trait or attribute? What do I do differently or better than everyone else? What do I do that I am most proud of that adds…

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