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Revolutionising Employee Learning: How Generative AI Closes Skills Gaps and Boosts Development

By Wilhelm Crous May 8, 2024 According to Korn Ferry’s "Future of Work" findings, the value of the global skills gap by 2030 will be around $8.5 trillion, equivalent to the combined economies of the UK and Germany. Technological changes, including the rollout of AI, are partly responsible for this skills shortage. However, if

By |2024-05-08T10:57:47+02:00May 8th, 2024|HR, Human Resources, Leadership, Resilience|

Managing the 6-Generation Workforce

By Wilhelm Crous April 18, 2024 Recently at the HR Directors conference, there was a lively discussion about managing the different generations in the workplace. So when I came across an article by Prof. Nicholas Pearce from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the Harvard Business Review titled “Leading the 6-Generation

By |2024-04-30T14:51:34+02:00April 18th, 2024|HR, Human Resources, Leadership, Resilience|

None of Us Are Okay: The Great Re-Evaluation

By Mark Holtshousen February 9, 2024 I have made it my job to understand what people are experiencing – call it well-informed empathy or the ability to subsume the experiences of others. Articulating those experiences is always the first step to progressing beyond them. Interpreting them through the lenses of the related disciplines helps

Mastering Leadership: Navigating Unfolding Events with the Reactive Management Framework

By Wilhelm Crous December 21, 2023 I'm always thrilled to receive a new edition of the Harvard Business Review. Just recently, my advance copy of the Jan/Feb 2024 edition arrived. After publishing six new titles on leadership, I was eager to delve into this edition, which revolves around the theme of Leadership. One particular

By |2024-04-30T14:05:48+02:00December 19th, 2023|HR, Human Resources, Leadership, Resilience|

Less is More When Designing Employee Learning Programmes

By Wilhelm Crous December 18, 2023 I recently had a discussion with Ajay Pangarkar, a Canadian-based thought leader in Learning and Development and the author of the soon-to-be-released book Learning Metrics. During our conversation, he pointed out an issue with online learning—engagement levels are low and dropping. This trend prompted me to delve into

By |2024-04-30T14:03:16+02:00December 18th, 2023|HR, Human Resources, Hybrid Work, Leadership, Resilience, Talent Management|

Changing the game – The power of conscious mentoring

By Niel Steinmann December 11, 2023 In the world of mentoring, we often find ourselves drawn to the practical aspects of the relationship—the conversations, the guidance, and the milestones that mentees should achieve. However, what if I told you that there's a profound paradigm shift just waiting to be embraced? It all begins with

Eight things I wish I knew as an emerging young leader

By Peter Laburn November 15, 2023 My leadership journey began early in my life. It was kickstarted by various opportunities from captaining sports teams to participating in student leadership activities and reinforced by serving in leadership roles at church, in charity organisations and on school boards. As I took on these roles, I believe

Developing Talent for an Unpredictable Future

By Wilhelm Crous October 25, 2023 New work arrangements, technologies, automation, and now Artificial Intelligence make it challenging to predict the future, let alone discern which jobs will persist and which new roles will emerge. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of “I Human: AI, Automation and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique”^1, and Chief

Hybrid Work: Impact on Employee Well-being and Productivity

By Wilhelm Crous October 20, 2023 Sound research on the advantages and disadvantages of new work patterns (hybrid/remote/in-office) remains limited. In many cases, the research points to contradictory findings. Findings from the 2023 Gallup State of the Workplace Report(1), conducted by Gallup across more than 140 countries, are highly insightful. Employees working remotely and

The Financial Implications of Ineffective Succession Planning

By Wilhelm Crous October 11, 2023 This week, Mpho Makwana resigned as the chairman of Eskom. The reasons for his resignation remain unclear, but it followed the rejection of the Eskom Board’s recommendation for the vacant CEO position by Minister Gordhan. In recent weeks, media reports have been replete with stories of executives resigning

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