Jeff, the managing director of a growing empire of eyewear stores, complained that he simply couldn’t find enough optometrists to achieve his expansion plans. When I questioned him, his attraction strategy was almost solely based on salary. Jeff valued twenty-twenty vision, but he needed to look at this problem through different eyes. Money by itself […]
About Mandy Johnson
Mandy Johnson is a best-selling business author and speaker who directed and co-founded the UK start-up operation of global travel giant Flight Centre (owners of Liberty Travel). At the time in a bid to save her career, she threw away the old HR textbooks, experimented with new techniques, and created an unconventional people system that has produced extraordinary results for a host of organisations (documented in her newly-released book, Winning The War For Talent). Mandy is regularly interviewed on TV/radio and in the business press for her unconventional ‘people’ strategies and disruptive ideas, and guest lectures at several universities. Her first book Family, Village Tribe (Random House) rated in Kobo’s top five in the Business-Entrepreneurship category in 2014 and is studied in many MBA courses. Mandy now uses her ‘in-the-trenches’ experiences to advise a diverse range of public and private organizations, including many start-ups in incubator programs.
Articles by Mandy Johnson
According to a 2013 CEO Institute survey, the number one issue keeping chief executives awake at night was “sourcing and retaining skilled staff.” Yet when PricewaterhouseCoopers asked 1,300 global CEOs about their operational priorities that same year, talent strategies didn’t make the top five. So while CEOs claimed to be suffering from insomnia, it seemed they were […]