Going beyond the interview

In among all of the other craziness of recent weeks, I’ve also had to recruit to a vacancy in the team. We had more than 70 applications for the post and going through them reinforced the points that I made in this piece on Medium in 2018. This time I did something that I haven’tContinue reading “Going beyond the interview”

Personal reflections on Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations

This is an edited version of a post that was originally published on 29 April 2015. In April 2015, I attended a conference on the Future of Work, organised by the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. My Masters project was around social network theory and human resources and I had beenContinue reading “Personal reflections on Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations”

Retuning my cultural antenna

I had a funny reminder recently of how I’m going to face some real culture shock when I head back to Brussels. This story is a useful reminder of the importance of inter-cultural communication skills, and the dangers inherent in making assumptions. I’m trying to find a role to go back to and had beenContinue reading “Retuning my cultural antenna”

Certificated!

This week, a year after I started, I got my Certificate of Engagement from IAP2 Australasia. The course has been a whirlwind trip through the IAP2 approach to public participation and engagement, which has definitely made me think more carefully about how to engage with people in a meaningful way, as I move through theContinue reading “Certificated!”