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How To Transform Into An Exponential Organization

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

The business model employed by organizations that most of us grew up with or heard of in the 20th century is what will kill them in the 21st. For organizations to sustain themselves, continue growing, remain relevant and even survive the massive paradigm shift we’re experiencing in the 21st century they’ll need to shift their mindset. And that mindset is commonly found in an exponential organization which analyzes disruptive scenarios and the emerging ecosystems to challenge its competitors and make its mark in the industry – in fact the world. We live in a digital and exponential age where organizations like Airbnb, Amazon, Uber, Google, Tesla, Netflix are disrupting...

4 Effective Strategies to Make Your Onboarding Process Robust

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

One of the biggest concerns of any growing organization is the constant need for talent. Talent is harder to find and attract. Even more challenging is retaining talent. Sure you may have the culture, benefits, environment and growth that could support your cause, however, to get there and actually sell your company as an employer of choice you need to take a closer look at the first process of engagement with your new recruit – onboarding. How do you develop an effective onboarding process that will encourage and retain your new recruits? Here are a few strategies you can apply to get you started. 1. Preemptive Engagement So you’ve...

5 Ways To Make Agile Talent Work For You

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I talked about the increasing trend of hiring agile talent and how companies are benefiting from this strategy. There’s a line that differentiates employing agile talent as compared to temporary contractors but that line is quite thick. In fact, it’s thick enough that the two categories of workers have very specific uses for companies – you cannot replace one with the other. It’s a completely different ideology and approach to your strategic goal when you consider hiring agile talent. Which is why it’s all the more imperative to make agile talent work for you. So now you have three main categories of workers: Full-time permanent...

6 Innovative Activities That Can Boost Team Building

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

It’s no doubt that teams work miracles when they really know each other. Having strong synergy and a deeper understanding of each other’s motivators can transform groups of people into high performing teams. Over the years I’ve worked with several teams and helped them understand and accept the power of disclosure. Once that’s established, I engage them in activities that facilitates their ability to achieve even more success, enabled by their realignment and cohesiveness. Here are some activities that you can engage your teams with to produce similar results. 1. Hard Talk I often use the Hard Talk activity to expose the leader of a team to hard hitting...

Exponential Leaders: The Need of Today For The Future

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

The world is accepting applications from a new breed of leaders who possess exponential thinking! That’s right, in these exponential times where rapid growth and change is exploding in every industry and every corner of the globe, there’s a high demand and need for exponential leaders. There are leaders all around us, at every level of an organization and even people who are self-employed. But are these leaders ready to for the change that the exponential age is bringing? Will they be able to manage the information explosion and intensely increasing competition? Are they agile and resilient to withstand the rapid changes we’re experiencing? Will they be able to...

5 Things You Should Tell Your Boss But Are Too Scared To

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

There’s a good chance that you have a great working relationship with your boss. It makes the office that much more comfortable to be at and the job itself more fun! You get along well, there’s synergy and you generally enjoy each other’s company. It’s safe to assume then that based on this positive connection you’re able to talk about anything with your boss. Well most things, at least. Actually, when you think about it, there may just be some things that you’re not comfortable to discuss but really should tell your boss. It’s only natural that you feel this way – after all, they are the boss! Irrespective...

The Rise of Agile Talent And How It’ll Impact Your Business

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Among the many revolutionary changes that the corporate world is experiencing in the Exponential Age, there’s an increasing shift for companies to rely on Agile Talent. It’s not the same as hiring temporary or outsourced workers. Nor does agile talent simply mean that your employees are geographically independent (i.e. can work from anywhere). It’s a far greater concept that several leading companies are now accepting as the “normal practice” in a rapidly changing and highly demanding environment. Employing temporary and outsourced workers to handle non-core and non-critical business functions isn’t a new trend. It’s been around for over a century. It made sense to take this strategic step so...

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that we all have a habit of procrastinating. It’s just a nature way to deal with multiple tasks and while we’re focusing on something that’s “important” something else gets neglected. We have this tendency of leaving things for the last minute or till it’s closer to the deadline. That’s when we put in the late hours at work, burn the candle at both ends, compromise on quality and focus on just getting the work done. Even though we know that we should stop procrastinating, yet we continue to fall down that trap. It’s no doubt an inefficient, ineffective and unproductive way of...

Why It’s Imperative To Have An Agile Talent Management Strategy

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Being a large corporation with deep pockets and abundant resources used to be quite advantageous. They had an easy time attracting top talent because everyone dreamed of being employed by them and they had big budgets to support their benefits programs. But those days are behind us – largely because we’re now living in an exponential age where rapid growth and agility mean much more. Corporate mission and vision statements have lost their ability to motivate and retain talent. Today, it’s about a massively transformative purpose that facilitates the acquisition and retention of quality of talent. And, it’s about having an agile talent management strategy that compliments your business...

Why Women at the Workplace are Still Being Targeted

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Gender Inclusion |

Two weeks ago Members of Parliament in UK debated on imposing a ban on mandatory workplace high heels. Last week, the premier of British Columbia, Canada pledged to end the same rule for women in the workplace. Isn’t it quite astonishing that such a rule still exists despite the forward steps women have made in the corporate world? And it’s not just about high heels. The dress code for women outlined by employers is quite elaborate and detailed. There are specific rules that insist on wearing non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” and maintain “regularly re-applied” makeup. All this is specified in the dress code of a...