Tag Archives: back to basics

Change? Not everything is really change.

 A Saturday night pop-up shop or weekend restaurant is very much the same as 30 years ago when a local farmer was getting his urban food stall mounted on the market. It was a temporary event and the purpose was … Continue reading

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Closing down a tree ?*!*-(

Last week, I prepared to cut down a tree in our summer garden in South France. It was a large one; an old oak of close to 30 meters tall and with hundreds of wide branches. It wasn’t fun and … Continue reading

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This weekend we are closed.

‘Pete, please send me updated 4Q2013 sales figures by country for EMEA by Sunday evening. I have Exec meet with Board on Monday. Tnx and enjoy the rest of your WE. John.’ It was only a short beep on Pete’s … Continue reading

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Gut feeling or systems?

What should drive human capital decisions? Is it policies, metrics and HR Big Data? Or can it be intuition and gut feeling? Or is there room for both? After eight years in a medium-sized family owned business, Simon moved to … Continue reading

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Everything is cyclic – also the HR life-cycle

A respected business friend tweeted the following: “this is HR’s future: analytics, Marketing, Math, and Statistics will all be desired skills”. It prompted a desire to react as –like every other function- also HR sees cyclic trends.   Many of us … Continue reading

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A smiling business….in 30 seconds

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Elevator pitch.

Just so that people understand me… The welcome desk for the networking event is in the lobby on the ground floor. I am a bit early today and therefore probably one of the first arrivals. I come straight from Heathrow … Continue reading

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