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5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Like any good leader knows, improving and enhancing your company’s overall performance is directly linked to how engaged your talent is. To truly engage them you’ll need higher emotional and rational commitment from them and align them to the company’s vision, strategy, purpose and delivery of results. And for this to happen employees, managers and the HR department all need to step up and take various initiatives that are consistent with the ideology that higher levels of engagement is fundamentally a necessity, rather than just something that’s a textbook requirement. But above all, the leaders have to do their part even more. A question that arises for most is...

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

The year 2016 saw organizations truly embrace and accept the full potential of HR technology. They couldn’t avoid it any longer as it was deeply impacting their employer brand. That played a vital role in shaping HR in 2017. This year, certain HR trends have been instrumental in allowing the function to support their business with analytics, strategic direction and more meaningful people management strategies. All of which have provided renewed confidence in HR’s ability to be a strategic partner to their business. While HR technology has been quite instrumental, there are other HR trends that have been observed in 2017. All of these trends have kept in mind...

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Every once in a while business leaders need to take a break from the madness of their workload and ponder on their leadership. Sure you’ve been successful at various levels in your professional careers, but is your leadership better than what it was a few years ago? If you were to look back at your performance would you be satisfied? Or would you find there are learning and improvements that can be achieved to make the future even more successful. But if you’re successful then why trouble yourself with questions every leader should ask themselves? Leaders at any level in an organization, whether at the very top or somewhere...

5 Ways To Determine Salary Increases That Work For Your Organization

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

Salary increases are one of the most fundamental part of an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. It’s a tool used motivate employees, reward commitment and loyalty, and encourage performance that’s beyond the call of duty. Usually organizations review employee compensation on an annual basis to ascertain who gets what, but where they differ at is the criteria and basis for those increases. While there is no hard and fast rule as to the right methodology to employ, there are a pros and cons to whichever you choose. Here’s a look at some of methods various companies use to award salary increases. 1. Basic Increase Across the Board...

How to Motivate Your Team When You’re Demotivated

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

It’s one thing when you make efforts to motivate your demotivated team, it’s completely another doing it when you yourself are demotivated. You’ll find plenty of material that’ll give you tips on how to pump up your demotivated team, but there’s not much out there when it comes to motivating them when you’re running thin on it yourself. As a leader you’re expected to be the source of motivation, the driving force that your team looks up to. You’re the light that guides them, the catalyst that fuels their energy. How can YOU be demotivated when you’re working with a team who’s turning to you for inspiration? It’s only...

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work To Refresh Your Mind

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

Our brain is a marvelous entity. It’s processing power and capabilities are unparalleled. But running it too fast and constantly tends to slow it down. From time to time our brain needs to rest. And while sleeping is probably the best way to re-energize and rest it, sometimes sleeping just isn’t possible. Particularly at work. So what do you do when you need to give your brain that much needed rest? Meditate! Now I know what you’re thinking. No, I’m not asking you to sit crossed legged, eyes closed and zoning out from work. Meditation is a much simpler process than what most of us perceive it to be....

The Role of Leadership in Driving Excellence

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

During my interactions with executives in an attempt to understand their organizational culture better I’ve often inquired what they believe is the core requirement in driving excellence. Unsurprisingly, the responses are pretty unanimous whereby most believe performance and operational excellence is driven by a customer-focused culture, highly engaged and talented employees, a clear vision, efficiency in processes and of course effective leadership. Sure, all of these are accurate responses that indeed do impact the desire, strive and attainability of an organization to achieve excellence. But when you look closely, there’s only one true driver that stands out and is common across all organizations – and that’s leadership. Driving excellence...

5 Healthy and Energy Boosting Office Snacks

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

Usually around 11 am or 4 pm your energy levels start to crash and all you can think about is your lunch break or going home at the end of the day. It’s normal to feel that way because after four or five hours without eating your body has digested the food you had and your mind starts to slow down. Most of you will turn to caffeine for an energy boost, but how much tea or coffee can you really consume. What you really need at this point is a nutritional snack that’ll tie you over till your next meal. And it’ll also provide you the energy boost...

5 Ways Leaders Can Handle Disappointment Better

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Disappointments are a common feature in the business world. While you’ll have successes, you’ll also experience a good share of disappointments. That, however, isn’t the challenge. It’s how you react and handle the disappointment that’s of importance. The obvious knee-jerk reaction is to rage with anger, outrage and punishment, but there’s a good chance that it’ll result in a negative outcome. Some of you may even later regret how you reacted. Disappointments, among other negative and challenging situations, are really opportunities for leaders to come out shining. They can be the defining element of your leadership style, personality and character. In fact, handling disappointment well can earn you much...

Why You Should Stop Sitting And Start Exercising

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance you’re spending too much time sitting at your desk, scanning through emails. Or you’re attending calls, but nonetheless, you’re still sitting. The unfortunate reality of modern day living is that our jobs are engineered in way that we spend most of our time sitting down. And, quite literally, sitting is killing us. Humans aren’t designed and made to be still. We need physical activity to keep us healthy and, honestly, give us the ability to do things. However, on an average we spend 9.5 hours a day sitting. Add to that the average 7.5 hours we spend sleeping, we’re really...