Sacked Doorman – UPDATE

Last week I wrote a post on what we could learn from being too nice and how it could impact our relationships and performance. The story was focused around Ralph Body who was a doorman at an exclusive New York apartment block. He was sacked for being too nice to the tenants in his block….

Lessons From The Doorman’s Sacking

Ralph Body was going about his usual business last Sunday when he got the news that he didn’t see coming. He was no longer required, asked to finish up his shift and not come back. While this may not sound unusual the reason Ralph was terminated was because “he was too nice”. Being employed as…

Why Are Our Elite Athletes Derailing?

Why is it that we see so many of our sporting heroes leaving stellar careers only to derail their post sport life for seemingly obscure reasons? Research shows us that between 60%-80% of NBA and NFL players go broke within 5 years of their retirement, despite earning between 1.9 to 5.15 million per playing year….

Is This The Secret to High Performing Teams?

Relying on functional matches in high performing teams doesn’t ensure success. New research from Hogan Assessment Systems (specialists in personality profiling) suggest that psychological roles and the matching of those roles are critical to success. Within the variety of functional and psychological roles there is “space” for individuals to contribute and play their natural role….