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Explore our blog articles and audio content on all things Talent Optimization. You will find bite-sized conversations on people matters, thought-provoking articles, interesting client stories and aids to help you increase employee engagement, build winning teams, and improve relationships at work - and of course realise your own potential and that of your employees.

Don’t judge a penguin by its waddle

I was recently introduced to a wonderful You Tube video (in German) called ‘Das Penguin Prinzip’ (The Penguin Principle). It provides a charming but very poignant reminder that we really shouldn’t judge the character or worth of someone at first…

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Talk to the hand – or service with a smile?

Task versus people focus – what does your company need? “Mei you!”* (No!) The voice, surprisingly shrill for someone who appears to be asleep, carries across the cavernous room. A blue-clad arm with white elbow protectors waves me away. The…

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How to pull your teeth back from the edge

“She sets my teeth on edge.” “He makes my skin crawl.” “People like that are just annoying.” Have you ever said that, or, maybe even just thought that, about someone? I know I have. Why do we like or dislike…

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Running late – straight into early redundancy

The world of Covid, the new normal, with its Zoom meetings, social distancing, and travel avoidance must be a godsend for people who are always late. Instead of having to struggle with cars, bicycles or public transport, all they have…

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