Entries by Leonidas Alexandrou

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Remote Working and Gen Z’s Threshold Moment

Depending on when you are reading this, the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, may have already been brought under control. Or, it may still be on the rise, disrupting global supply chains, rocking economic sectors from health to hospitality and shutting schools, universities and places of leisure worldwide. And just like the […]


Who are Generation Z and What are Their Unique Characteristics?

Digital natives, anxious, money-conscious. Private, diversity-oriented, crisis-aware. These are all words that could describe Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, iGen or Homelanders, born after 1997, according to the Pew Research Center. While much of this blog is dedicated to Generation Y, aka Millennials, (born between 1981-96), the conversation in work culture, Human Resources […]


The Millennial Code: Retaining Gen Y by Mentoring

In the past few blog posts, I’ve been exploring the topic of employee retention with regards recruits who are Millennials, also known as Gen Y, (born, give or take, between 1981-95). Figuring out retention is a big challenge for businesses today, with the analytics and advisory company Gallup estimating Gen Y turnover to be costing […]


Identifying (and Valuing) the True A-Players in the Workplace

Leading organisational consultant, speaker and author Simon Sinek has an excellent video about which professional traits are genuinely appreciated in the workplace, and which are actually valued in terms of rewards and promotion… What he discovered was a profound disconnect in how we evaluate those who ‘hit the numbers’ and those who are great people […]


Four Keys to Optimising Performance for Teams

When it comes to managing others, there are so many factors that can influence whether or not workplace teams fail or succeed. Each group has its own dynamic, its own character, its own preferences and strengths, dislikes and weaknesses. Change one person in the line-up, and you can dramatically amplify or diminish the self-belief or […]