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9 simple ways to be persuasive

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“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done, because he wants to do it.”

Are your people all in?

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At Maximus, our business aligned to a set of tightly held truths. One of those truths is what we call being “all in”. To us, being all in is about being purposeful, immersed and great at delivering on promises.

Why always being 'on' is no longer on

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Technology has transformed the workplace. We use it to develop smarter strategies, improve our customer service, and communicate instantly. However, there’s a downside to it, too. If you’re a typical executive, the sheer volume of information you deal with every day makes it hard to focus on what’s important. There are too many distractions, there’s too little time to prioritise, and there’s too much fear of missing that vital piece of information.

 

The future learning organisation

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Traditional corporate learning doesn’t leave much to the imagination. The usual classroom-led courses and 70-20-10 mindset are familiar reminders of what corporate learning means to most employees. During these learning experiences, we hope that employees take away as much knowledge as possible and utilize it to not only make them better performers, but also better human beings.

19 books that will change the way you think about strategy

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At Maximus, we recommend 19 books to change the way you think about strategy and develop your leadership capability.

Performance management has failed

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Human resources has gotten caught up in a flurry of systems and processes. That overzealous desire for order and regulation belongs anywhere but in an organisation’s social hub. Excuse the psych jargon, but this is a prime example of Stratified Systems Theory. In other words, processes that are fundamentally human are getting policed with too much structure and complexity, making them disorienting and ineffective.

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