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The Mind, Body, Spirit of Inspiration

“Inspire” and “inspiration” are both words deriving back to the Latin inspirare”, which roughly translates as blow into, breathe upon” or more figuratively “excite, inflame”.  By the Middle Ages, inspiring had become totally synonymous with breathing life into something, and these days we seem to be back with “excite”.   Either way, it is a definition that…
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Has the cover letter become obsolete in the recruitment process?

With time ever more precious, and our reliance on technology rising, it is hardly surprising that all our recruitment is becoming increasingly automated. The recruiter’s time became even more strained at the edges when benefit laws changed a few years ago to enforce job seekers to apply for jobs to clock up numbers, rather than because…
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Visions, missions, USPs, KSPs – they are not just empty words

At a first glance, your vision and mission statements may not seem a fit with the rest of the sales and marketing acronyms.  We all know that visions and missions are vital for you and your staff to get excited about leading to real buy-in to the business.   But the ethical and emotional stuff that…
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Old-fashioned management styles will not work anymore

If we stop criticizing millennials, we can instead simply accept that, like every new generation, they are simply different from the ones that have gone before. It then becomes obvious that they will also need different management styles to those of older age groups. We forget that different can be positive. In my previous article,…
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