Author Archives: Michael Sleap

About Michael Sleap

Interested in all things related to HR, leadership and sport.

Have you chosen a HR career for the right reasons?

This post now appears on my new blog site ‘Open Brackets’ – please see link below. http://www.openbrackets.net.au/blog/2012/04/22/reasons-for-choosing-a-career-as-a-hr-business-partner-which-just-might-end-in-tears    

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Five steps for clear performance expectations

This post has now been moved to my new blog site ‘Open Brackets’ – see link below. http://www.openbrackets.net.au/blog/2012/02/04/five-steps-for-clear-performance-expectations    

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Sandwich feedback method – for whose benefit?

This post has now been moved to my new blog site ‘Open Brackets’ – see link below. http://www.openbrackets.net.au/blog/2012/01/28/sandwich-feedback-method-for-whose-benefit    

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How Organisational Development Transformed Geelong FC from Good to Great

This post is now on my new blog site ‘Open Brackets’ – see link below. http://www.openbrackets.net.au/blog/2011/10/05/how-organisational-development-transformed-geelong-fc-from-good-to-great    

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Lack of feedback, leadership and accountability to blame for Australian cricket’s demise

An exhaustive review has been completed and the verdict is in.  The demise of Australian cricket was not caused by the inability of the Australian batsmen to cope with reverse swing or Mitchell Johnson’s failure to consistently land the ball … Continue reading

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Moneyball: How to gain a competitive advantage by tapping into undervalued talent

Several years ago I read a book that challenged my thinking about organisational performance and talent management.  Notionally, it is a book about baseball and statistics, but its lessons extend to almost every aspect of the business world.  So even … Continue reading

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Don’t hate the performance review ….

This post has been moved to my new blog site ‘Open Brackets’ – see link below. http://www.openbrackets.net.au/blog/2011/06/09/dont-hate-the-performance-review    

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Blueprint for Building a High Performance Organisation – Lessons from the AFL

Successful AFL clubs in recent years have developed and executed their own blueprints for achieving premiership success.  The good news for senior leaders of organisations is that the steps required to win an AFL Premiership are the same as those … Continue reading

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