Last Tuesday, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Master of Business Series hosted a panel discussion on ‘How can I harness the passion of my people to fuel my business growth?’ This is a topic of interest to all managers, so I’ve provided a summary below.
The panel members were: Steve McCarthy (CEO, Adshel), Tracey Mitchell (MD, Mitchell Personnel Solutions), Paul Jury (National GM Recruitment, Talent2) and Kirsty Rankin (Joint CEO, Pinpoint). The discussion was facilitated by Russel Howcroft, CEO Australia and NZ, Y&R (and ‘Gruen Transfer’ panelist).
A number of themes arose in the discussion regarding the expectations of today’s employees, including: flexibility, community involvement and charity, training and development, a reputable employer, leadership aligned with their values.
Here are my top ten tips from the panel:
What tips would you give other managers in response to the question: ‘How can I harness the passion of my people to fuel my business growth?’ Please share your ideas below.
By the way, Steve McCarthy has agreed to be interviewed for a series we are planning for 2011. I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing his many insights on leadership.
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