Can you be gritty for you?

by Lucian Ivan


Having spent the past decade watching people rise and fall in the innovation economy, I’ve never been convinced that IQ has much clout – and I managed my fair share of SHL testing tool implementation and integration.

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Can you start hiring for behavior already?

by Lucian Ivan


Continuous, constant, and consistent behavior of your employees is taking your business to higher heights. Often the areas of biggest concern and challenge in a business are related to people and their behavior, but during the recruitment process, businesses tend to focus on the personalities of their team members instead of their behavior.

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Can ageism bust your company?

by Lucian Ivan


In an era of inclusivity and diversity, ageism is growing as one of the new challenges that businesses face. Ageism is defined as “prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age.

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Can you predict the future of work?

by Lucian Ivan


There’s never been a better time to be a worker with special skills or the right education, because these people can use technology to create and capture value. However, there’s never been a worse time to be a worker with only ‘ordinary’ skills and abilities to offer, because computers, robots, and other digital technologies are acquiring these skills and abilities at an extraordinary rate.

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Can we save wellbeing in the gig economy?

by Lucian Ivan


Work glues societies together. It translates talent into broader economic virtue and lends meaning as well as structure to most people’s lives. In Europe, the majority of workers hold permanent contracts. However, tectonic shifts are re-shaping the ways that work is performed.

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Can you recruit and retain high performers?

by Lucian Ivan


Research around high performers in business, and what attracts then retains high performers in a business has greatly identified a shift in what was, to what is now an environment that can support high performers. Globally some of our best organizational development researchers are all talking about how this shift is influential in how organisations can recruit and have a culture that can sustain high performance.
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Can you afford to hire fast and cheap?

by Lucian Ivan


This is why hiring B players will kill your company. The work will be good, but not great. They will deliver on time most of the time, and hustle sometimes, but not always. This is, most often, hiring fast and cheap.
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Can you tell me what’s in a Google search?

by Lucian Ivan


Google search engine results have always been minimalist compared to the competition. It looks different today, but white space is a big part of the picture.
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Can you help your company more from home?

by Lucian Ivan


Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it’s a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management’s watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when Yahoo, IBM, and Aetna rolled back their work-from-home policies.
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Can you actually beat procrastination?

by Lucian Ivan


I’m the ultimate procrastinator. And I use to make it work for me as there was nothing more thrilling than the last-minute push to greatness. Oh, man, the airport power point to wow your team, or the couple days marathon of energy drinks to ramp-up that report for your manager. Sure, I was crushed afterwards, but who cared? Well, my career progression started to care.
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