Positive Psychology, Divorce Predictors and The Buddha

By Felicity Neil | Jul 8, 2014

Some handy tips for a happier work-life. Here’s a little quote from a gentleman we’ll call Bob. Bob supervised a crew of about twenty workers in the construction industry. Some negative feedback from a number of team members had prompted HR to have a discussion with him re: his management style and this is how…

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STEREOTYPES PART 2 – A cautionary tale from the trainer’s past….

By Felicity Neil | Jun 2, 2014

It was a very small room…and it was full of Garbos. I don’t mean they all looked like deceased reclusive film stars, I mean they were garbage collectors, men and women who worked to remove, recycle and store the waste of a fairly large city. Twenty-first Century political correctness has ensured that their employer, a…

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WHY WE HIRE MINI-MES?

By Felicity Neil | May 6, 2014

Ever been part of a growing workforce? Ever had responsibility for forming or managing a team? Ever wondered how the recruitment process can still get it so completely wrong? Have you ever hired a mini-me? Belbin Team Roles can be a powerful tool for creating balanced and productive teams. A successful team is made up…

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JCU Administration Conference 23,24 April 2014

By tphcmanager | Apr 24, 2014

We are very proud to be involved for the second year in the James Cook University Administration Conference held at Jupiters Casino in Townsville on the 23/24 April 2014. Last year we had three of our talented facilitators running a number of workshops, this year we had two (Dean and Brian) attend, with two Keynote…

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Stereotypes – Ever hired the wrong person for the job?

By Felicity Neil | Apr 17, 2014

Appointed a team leader who turns out to be anything but? Taken a chance on someone and been surprised by their performance? Our natural tendency towards assumptions and stereotypes is hard-wired, and can cause problems if we overlook it. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Or so you’ve been told. It’s not literally…

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Together Townsville SEC programme dinner speech notes

By tphcmanager | Apr 15, 2014

TP human capital has been involved in facilitating the SEC programme from the beginning for the last 4 years.  It’s been an extremely satisfying journey working with Together Townsville partners Lancini Group and the Townsville City Council, and of course the schools and students. While I’m not the one out there delivering the programme, I…

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