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HR Business Breakfast - The Lakes Golf Club

Event Type: HR Breakfast
Event Topic: Successful Leadership Using Human Instincts
Event Date: Friday, 24 August, 2012
Event Time: 07:15am - 09:00am
Andrew O'Keeffe of Hardwired Humans

Andrew O’Keeffe is Director of Hardwired Humans and an associate of AGSM, MGSM and Mt Eliza.  He has worked in senior HR roles with IBM, Optus, SKM and Hewitt Associates.  Andrew started his career in industrial relations in the mining industry and as a "personnel manager" with James N Kirby at Milperra.  He is author of The Boss and Hardwired Humans.  In 2008 and 2011 he joined with the chimpanzee expert, Dr Jane Goodall to talk with business audiences about the lessons of social instincts for leadership of organisations.

The Lakes Golf Club, cnr King Street & Vernon Ave
Event Description: People leadership is easier when we understand the nine instincts that drive human behaviour.
  • Why do organisations become less friendly when their staff population approaches 150 – and what should leaders do?
  • What are the two reasons why people naturally gossip – and how can we use this in leadership?
  • Why did we invent appraisal systems yet organisations don’t like them?
  • Why do managers find it hard to give negative feedback?
  • Why is conventional wisdom that "people resist change" wrong – and what instinct really drives people’s response to change?

Offices and factories are not our natural habitat. With the Industrial Revolution just 250 years ago, in moving from our hunting, gathering and village societies we did not drop the instincts as a social species. We carry with us the suite of behaviours that come with being born human.

In this informative session you will learn how the instincts of clan connections, hierarchy, gossip, politics, snap judgments, status displays and sexual competition continue to drive modern workplace interactions just as they have driven human interaction for millennia.

This breakfast will appeal to HR leaders who want to avoid making predictable people-management mistakes and who want to use a framework that uses natural forces to lift engagement and output. Places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: $44.00 (inc GST)
Includes a copy of the book, "Hardwired Humans"


Amanda Bortz - (02) 9317 2333

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