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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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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...

Facing Competition Can Tesla the Disruptor Prevail?

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

Last Friday Elon Musk made an announcement that the whole world was anxiously awaiting – the launch of the new Tesla Model 3. It’s an exciting new offering by the electric vehicle pioneers who aim to challenge the already crowded market of affordable vehicles. But their offering is different. It’s 100% electric. And Tesla is the disruptor in this segment which has been dominated by century old players such as Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW. Tesla continues to mesmerize consumers with its vehicles. With the Model 3 it can leap out from its niche market (to which it offered and Model S and X) to the world of the...

4 Tips To Help You Ace Your Job Interview

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

So tomorrow’s the big day when you’re sitting face to face with your potential employers and presenting yourself as a serious candidate for a vacancy they have. This opportunity obviously arose thanks to your ability to meet the basic requirements of the vacant position. Your resume has done its bit. Now it’s your turn to shine and win them over with your charm, knowledge and personality. Tomorrow you’re going to ace your job interview and confirm that you indeed are the right person for the job. But here’s the catch – there’s a good chance you’re not the only candidate they’ve shortlisted for the job. That means “selling yourself”...

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Mentor

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

Being an entrepreneur, owning your own business and being your own boss is a dream we all wish to make a reality. There’s no doubt to the fact that it’s exciting, exhilarating and fun to create something from scratch. A business that’s your own. It’s a journey you can embark on alone (for the most part). However, in reality, this isn’t a journey you can ride on your own. Sure, you need to build a team to support your business. But that’s not what I’m talking about. While you may be your own boss, there are several aspects of running a business and developing it that may require you to...

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

June can be a tough month for most professionals. Your children are either done with school or nearing an end. Summer vacation planning can be quite distracting (though fun as well). All the while you’re amazed at how fast half the year has gone by! But more than all that, June provides a great opportunity to reflect on your goals and targets. You’ve most likely set annual goals and targets for yourself at the start of the year. As you’re approaching the end of this month, take some time to review your midyear accomplishments, whether or not you’re on track and evaluate how successful you’ve been so far. Here’s...

5 Vital Things To Reflect On During the Holidays

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Every now and then we’re fortunate to have a holiday season that provides us an opportunity to wind down from our daily routine. Most of our time is obviously spent with our families and loved ones or we use this occasion to go on vacation. That’s great, but what’s equally important is to find some time for yourself. A time when you can reflect on your life and your career. A great way to spend your time off is to reflect on what you’ve accomplished so far, where your journey is taking you and get your head back in the game. It’s important to do this so you’re getting...

How to Benefit From Healthy Conflicts

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia |

Conflicts are an interesting phenomenon at the workplace – you either have too many of them or you have none at all. Neither of them is healthy for an organization as they act as roadblocks to innovation. Yet, every organization has its fair share of conflicts (or lack of it). For a leader, it’s quite challenging and puzzling when you’re caught in the midst of such situations. Either you have a room full of people who agree with everything you say, or they’re hell-bent on disagreeing with you just to prove you wrong. And again, in either case there’s truly no winning situation nor is it productive for your...