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5 Life Skills You Should Know and Aren’t Taught in College

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

When we’re young we’re brimming with aspirations and opportunities. We dream of one day becoming doctors, engineers, marine biologists, astronauts and the whole lot of exciting careers that we’re fascinated by. When we graduate from high school we set out to fulfill those dreams by going to college to learn how to become those exciting professionals. And while college sets us up with the primary skills and knowledge required for those careers, there are several skills we aren’t able to learn in college. In college you’ll read textbooks and hear lectures on what those professionals do and their...

3 Ways To Transcend Yourself Into A Stable Leader

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

One of the lesser talked about qualities of a leader is stability. While we’re so focused on becoming visionary, innovative and purposeful leaders we tend to overlook the simpler and central qualities of leadership, i.e. a stable leader. Sure those are all great and necessary attributes as well, however, stability accounts for much more than what we value it as. When it’s not there, the lack of stability is highlighted as the reason for a leader’s failure. If you were to think of the worst leader you’ve come across you’ll probably imagine someone who’s ill-tempered, unpredictable, inconsistent and...

4 Reasons You Should Stop Being Stingy With Praise

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

When it comes to praise we’re all guilty of being stingy. Not generally in life, but at the workplace we find it hard to praise someone. In no way am I suggesting that we’re mean and ungrateful people. Generally speaking, if we’re at a restaurant and the food’s good, we’re quick to compliment the chef. When we’re playing with our children and they, for example, kick the ball well, we’ll shower them with praise. But when it comes to our colleagues, employees or team members we end up being stingy with praise. Think about it this way, when we praise a chef for the awesome meal they prepared we’re...

5 Ways How Your Leadership Can Shift Women’s Uphill Struggle

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Women continue to face an uphill struggle when it comes to making their mark in the corporate world. Our Women@Work survey investigated and highlighted many of the challenges they face. These issues and obstacles are real and threaten their ability to grow, be recognized and valued for their contributions. Why is it important to address these issues? Well to start off, women make up a majority of the global population. Alienating and disenfranchising this large group reduces any business’ and society’s chances of succeeding as you’re not exploiting their potential. Secondly, women strengthen and...

6 Leadership Lessons From Star Trek Captains

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

There’s no doubting the social and cultural impact of Star Trek across the whole world. For five decades now, viewers have watched brave women and men “explore strange new worlds” and put their lives on the line to seeks answers and gain knowledge. This past weekend, fans saw a refreshed new crew in Star Trek: Discovery which promises to live up to the same ideologies that its creator Gene Roddenberry held high. One of the main attractions of Star Trek has been its glamorous and cutting edge special effects, futuristic gadgetry and vast alien conflicts. But beyond all the flashiness, what holds it all...

Stop Motivating Your Team and Start Inspiring Them

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

If you want the job done, motivate your team. But if you want them to feel good about what they’re doing and give it their all and their full potential then you’ll need to inspire them. Most of us use the words motivate and inspire loosely, in that we believe them to hold the same meaning. But that’s certainly not the case. Much like there’s a difference between ‘managing’ and ‘leading’ a team, motivating and inspiring your team are slightly different as well. According to the dictionary meaning, Motivation is to stimulate someone’s interest in or enthusiasm for doing something while, Inspiration is...

5 Toxic Words and Phrases to Avoid in the Workplace

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

As much as you can say a lot with your body language and your gaze, your words have a massive impact on communication. Your choice of words is as important as the information you’re trying to convey and the power of persuasion you wish to exhibit. Leaders carefully choose their words to influence behavior that can help them achieve results. Sales representatives are mindful of the words they use to persuade customers to make purchases. HR professionals are wary of the words they choose to convey sensitive messages. Needless to say, all of them try their level best to avoid toxic words that can...

How Transformational Leadership Can Turnaround A Sinking Company

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

When companies face stiff competition that’s eating into their market share and dwindling their sales and profits, most CEO’s first instinct is to push people harder. This knee-jerk reaction may be able to help companies achieve short term results but in the long run it’s going to hurt it more. The impact of driving your people harder to keep a sinking company afloat is just like plugging holes in the ship without knowing what to do next. Sure you’ll survive for a while, but you won’t be able to sail to an island (or towards sustainable success). What’s more is that such reactions can increase...

4 Reasons Why You Need to be Active on LinkedIn

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Personal Growth |

There’s no doubting the impact that you can make from one of the most powerful and popular social media platforms in the world. Used by professionals, organizations, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and college students, LinkedIn provides its users the best possible stage to advertise and flaunt their skills and professional abilities. And with its ability to connect you with some of the most influential people and well-known brands you can build a strong network that you can leverage to your advantage. Unfortunately though, most of us fail to effectively utilize LinkedIn to extract maximum results from...

How to Conquer Your Fear as a Leader

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

When you think of a leader you’re probably envisioning a bold, courageous and fearless figurehead who’s relentless and visionary. The last thing you’d expect from them is to admit being scared. However, a few weeks ago Dara Khosrowshahi did just that. In a farewell memo he sent to his Expedia employees he stated: “I have to tell you I am scared. I’ve been here at Expedia for so long that I’ve forgotten what life is like outside this place. But the times of greatest learning for me have been when I’ve been through big changes, or taken on new roles — you have to move out of your comfort zone and...

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