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3 Ways You Can Succeed In Times of Rapid Growth

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

Rapid. If you were to describe today’s business world there’s only one word that best explains it. Rapid. The growth of technology in the past 5 years has been rapid. The pace at which we communicate lately is rapid. The need of highly skilled talent and experts in our workforce is rapid. Transit and transportation is evolving to help us commute more rapidly. Everything we do is rapid because we don’t want to miss out or be left behind. Change in perceptions, trends and desires among your workforce and customers has been rapid. Hence, it’s only fair to assume that our ability to accept, adapt and...

How Workplace Communication Has Been Altered By Technology

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

In the business world today, face-to-face communication and interactions aren’t happening as frequently as they probably did 20 years ago. Today, communication is reliant on conference calls, emails and even social media. And while these tools have enhanced the speed, ease and feasibility of communication, they’ve made it more challenging for us to get to know who we’re doing business with. While the new workforce, the millennials, seem to jive well with the technological advancement, the more mature workforce still relies upon face-to-face interactions. However, there’s no denying that technology is...

3 Ways You Can Manage Employee Expectations And Enhance Motivation

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

Often HR professionals and the management team face the challenging situation of mismatched employee expectations. This happens when your employees’ expectations don’t match the reality of what the corporate philosophy, ideology and culture are. Sure, the challenge is more prevalent with startups and smaller companies where the weaker employer brand can sometimes mislead or misinform employees. Often it’s not the company’s fault, however, your talent, holds high expectations from the organization. Unfortunately, it happens often and the consequences of failing to manage employee expectations can be...

4 Ways To End Your Day Feeling Accomplished, Everyday

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

Feeling accomplished is a vital part of feeling good about yourself, your abilities and being proud of what you do. It’s the essence of why we do things and what we gain from our hard work. As fulfilling and great that feeling of accomplishment is, feeling unaccomplished can be just as enormous, in a negative way. More often than not you end your day thinking all these hours you worked and yet you go home with the feeling that things were left unaccomplished. It’s a pretty horrible feeling. And that’s just the effect of one day. If you leave work feeling unaccomplished 3 out of 5 days in a week, it’ll...

4 Basic Skills Every Professional Should Equip Themselves With

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

Not too long ago I wrote a piece on 5 life skills every professional should know. These are the basics that you won’t learn about in college or university but should have in your arsenal of skills to succeed in your professional career. Similar to these are a few other basic skills that you’ll acquire if you went to business school, however, they’ll elude you if you didn’t. Now I’m not suggesting that without these skills you won’t be able to do your job. As a subject matter expert and master of your domain I’m confident you’re able to perform your duties with excellence. However, if you were to add...

4 Ways You Can Hire Future Leaders Today

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

Hiring is easy! You simply design a job profile and description, advertise, screen in accordance with the criteria you’ve set and select an individual from a pool of candidates. Simple right? Well that would be the case if you’re hiring to fulfill today’s need or hiring to just fill a vacancy in your organizational chart. However, it’s altogether a different story if you’re really looking to hire future leaders. Hiring future leaders is a complex and important aspect of running an organization. As a great leader you know better than to simply hire to meet today’s needs. You’re a visionary, and hence,...

How Your Authority as a CEO Could be Damaging for Your Team

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Transformational Leadership |

As a CEO there’s no doubt the entire company is your responsibility. You’re responsible for its success and failure and its growth and how it functions. And you have the responsibility and duty to be accountable for everything that goes on in the company. You are also accountable for the employees, the culture, values and vision. That’s a lot of responsibility, but that’s part of the domain of being the CEO. Hence, it’s only natural that you feel you have the authority to do whatever it takes to ensure success is achieved. And that you have the authority over everyone in the company. Though...

6 Buzzwords You Can’t Miss in the Business World in 2018

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Remember last year I shared with you 6 buzzwords that I predicted you’ll be hearing of in 2017? Do you recall any of them? More so, did any of them find their way into your normal corporate language? If not, there’s a good chance we won’t be hearing the last of them. And that’s because the momentum behind these buzzwords is still growing and continues to keep them still relevant in 2018. Consider last year’s buzzwords intrapreneur and storytelling – you’ll still need to build strategies around them to engage and motivate your talent. And then there was Return on Relationship, Push Tolerance and...

5 Body Language Behaviors Of Successful And Powerful People

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Personal Growth |

Picture yourself about to address a group of individuals. You have major plans to share with them. Big ideas and strategies to enlighten them with. And you have to ensure you deliver the message in a way that guarantees their allegiance to the goal and purpose. How do you deliver such a powerful message that inspires, charges up and drives people to exceed their potential? Certainly not with a body language that doesn’t display leadership and power. Displaying power and status doesn’t require much verbal usage. The ability to project yourself as a leader and a person of authority and conviction simply...

How To Charge Up Your Team For The New Year

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Transformational Leadership |

Working with a team of talented individuals is a privilege. They’re intelligent, capable, eager and hungry for success. That makes your work as a leader and manager all the more rewarding and challenging – both at the same time. It’s rewarding because you’re helping them tap into their full potential and fulfill their dreams and aspirations. It’s challenging because these individuals are restless, curious and always questioning if their contributions are being noticed, appreciated and adding value to the organization. That’s where you need to play an even more important role to charge up your team and...

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