CJ Walmsley


I’m a consultant specialising in all aspects of human resources, with a particular focus in the areas of management development, change and employee engagement.

I specialise in; Mediation, Employee Counselling, Workplace Investigations, Performance Management support, and interim HR and Learning and Development management.

How To Be a Decent Boss

We know that the world of organizations and employment is changing, but all managers, in all kinds of business and services, still face the same challenge; how do you get the work done through the efforts of others? Small employers are the norm and it is common to find people dropped into the role of the manager without any guidance about what to do.

In this practical, no-nonsense book, anyone who manages other people, in any kind of business, from supervisor to CEO will find common sense on the typical problems that keep most bosses awake.

How to be a Decent Boss – And Still Get Things Done covers the basics;

This book has emerged out of hundreds of training programmes, meetings and conversations delivered around the world and the thousands of participants who were looking for ideas that might just work.

Recent Blog Posts

After a Sea Change

It was hard to have any sort of career in the 80s or 90s that did not involve working through a merger, acquisition or even the complete dissolution of an employer. A good friend has been doing some reflecting (in his retirement), and with his permission, I am sharing his thoughts on a time that […]

Stoicism is back

Stoicism is back, as if it was a fashion, like flares or ice blue eye shadow.  It is probably not surprising given the laws of motion, that for every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction. What is stoicism equally opposing? One suggestion might be the rise of the catastrophist and a […]

A Cents-Less World

At National Australia Bank’s last AGM, CEO Ross McEwan, responded to concerns about ongoing bank closures.  It’s never easy, he said, in an unconvincing, saddened tone, almost persuading me that this was regretted at the highest levels. However, NAB closed 67 branches in the year leading up to that meeting, so it’s clear that in […]


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