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How will you use your ten seconds this week?

How will you use your ten seconds this week?

One of the risks we face in leadership roles is assuming that we will get more attention than we’re actually likely to get. Attention is vital. Without it, people may hear what we say but are they taking it in? And it’s easy to assume that we’ll get more because the more powerful we are,…

Want to be better? Share and learn

Want to be better? Share and learn

No matter how good you are at what you do, there will always be someone who is better than you in some way. Envy, though natural, doesn’t help. But finding out how they do what they do, learning from them and using that knowledge is the route to improvement. And you needn’t pay a penny.…

Want to be a better leader? Teach

Want to be a better leader? Teach

If you’re not teaching, you’re not really leading. So says Professor Sydney Finkelstein, writing in the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review. Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Leadership Center at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, spent a decade studying world-class leaders to find out what…

Four out of five managers looking elsewhere – Survey results

Four out of five managers looking elsewhere – Survey results

Public sector employers may need to work harder to retain their managers with just over eighty percent admitting to looking for work occasionally or regularly, according to a recent survey. The research conducted by SmartSearch found that many managers are particularly looking for new challenges, a better work life balance or progression opportunities. Just over…

Smart(er)Search…better outcomes

Smart(er)Search…better outcomes

I recently posted on LinkedIn about the extortionate costs a council had reportedly been charged for taking an ‘external support and search approach’ for recruiting a senior level post. To add insult to injury, in this particular instance an appointment wasn’t made, making the cost even harder to stomach. The reported fees really were mind…

SmartSearch Success

SmartSearch Success

2017 has been a huge year for SmartSearch – working on a record number of campaigns. For those still unaware of how SmartSearch operates, the service was designed to tackle the prominent challenges in recruiting to senior, executive and hard to fill positions within the public sector. Using a combination of online search methods and…

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