Leadership versus Management

Why leaders are more impactful than managers The difference in the way middle management and senior management lead is striking. It is interesting to observe how management seniority correlates with more freedom, empowerment and development for the team. And how mid-level management tends to employ control and influence strategies. The greater the scope of management… Continue reading Leadership versus Management


A Brief History of Sleep

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and let your mind ramble? Did you feel tired and guilty the next morning thinking the work day will be likely unproductive? Have you ever wondered how the ideal sleep routine looks like? And how to implement it in your life? Well, I did. And… Continue reading A Brief History of Sleep

Why Performance Management fails: the human perspective

The buzz about the failure of the Performance Management system has been going on for quite some time now. Such signals as unhappiness of the vast majority of employees straight after the performance appraisal and a dreadful attitude shared by people managers towards it have been showing that not all is well with Performance Management.… Continue reading Why Performance Management fails: the human perspective

On Humanization of Human Resource Management

The Evolution of Human Resource Management The birth of the concept of Human Resource Management dates back to the Industrial Revolution, when workers in the early factories worked 10-12 hours a day in unhygienic conditions and earned 20%-40% less than the minimum deemed necessary for a decent life. That resulted in several labor riots in… Continue reading On Humanization of Human Resource Management

What It Takes To Climb The Curve

When we face tremendous changes in our lives or careers such as unemployment, illness, rejection or loss of a person dear to our heart, we commonly experience the grieving process. According to the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, as we enter this process, we progresses through 5 stages: Denial - the first reaction we express when… Continue reading What It Takes To Climb The Curve

To all recent graduates… Sincerely yours…

Statistically, it takes between 3 and 9 months on average for a university graduate to land their first job. Being a recent graduate myself, I realize that these months of job hunting can be extremely stressful and demotivating. The pressure to get an income as soon as possible, numerous rejections due to the lack of… Continue reading To all recent graduates… Sincerely yours…

Unemployment? S-E-L-F – Employment!

Let’s consider the following case. There is a job opening within an organization. There are 10 candidates who applied for the position and only one can be selected. To make a decision, a typical HR department will make sure to put to work the key assumption of meritocracy suggesting that people should acquire status through… Continue reading Unemployment? S-E-L-F – Employment!

To Look for a Job or to Create One?

As a junior business and HR professional, I haven’t had much luck finding an exciting job. Having gone through numerous formal application processes and requirements-based interviews, I decided to reconsider my approach to finding a job. I have discovered a few alternative ways to do that, which I would like to share with you in… Continue reading To Look for a Job or to Create One?