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Why people don’t show initiative

In March 1964, a woman named Kitty Genovese was stabbed in front of her New York apartment. As it transpired, around 40 people either heard her screams, or watched the brutal event from their apartment window. Police first learned about the attack 35 minutes after it had begun.

The public were outraged not only by yet another murder in the city, but by the facts that it took so long for the police to be notified, and that no one had the courage to try to intervene.

Does Your Workplace Have UGRs?

Want to understand your culture? Understand the UGRs…

Most of us have been to a meeting where, upon conclusion, the real meetings begin. Typically, people reconvene in smaller groups to canvass a range of issues that can include displeasure at a decision that has been made, lamenting the attitudes of one or more people who were at the meeting, or planning a strategy to work around a particular outcome.

It’s often the case that those most vocal after the meeting are least likely to have spoken up during the meeting.

Management Matters – When Silence Ain’t Golden

Using or condoning ‘the silent treatment’ is unforgivable in any worker, let alone a leader.

One of the true stars of the game of Australian Rules Football is former Geelong player, Gary Ablett. In 2009, Ablett won the Brownlow medal, which is the highest accolade for an individual in the sport.

During the 2010 season there was huge conjecture as to whether Ablett would re-sign a contract with Geelong. This was despite the team having been extremely successful.