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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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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...

Lessons Learned by the Mistakes of Travis Kalanick

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Two weeks ago I talked about the ethical challenges leaders and organizations face in this age of acceleration. Well it couldn’t have timed better. Last week Travis Kalanick stepped away from the organization he built and led, Uber, for an indefinite leave of absence. In his message to employees he stated “If we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve.” It’s a bold move for a leader, particularly when he has to admit he’s made mistakes and then to walk away from the company he created with so much...

7 Effective Ways How Your Office Should Be Organized

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

There’s a good chance that part of the stresses you deal with on a daily basis is linked to how organized (or disorganized) your office space is. According to New York City based professional organizer, Lisa Zaslow, “surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization.” That’s an hour you could have used much more productively. And let’s not forget the stress you experience when you’re frantically trying to find something you need urgently. While the digital age has enabled us to be reduce much paperwork and remain on our computers for most of the day, we still can’t avoid “all” paperwork. We’ll still work with...

How to Effectively Build an Exponential Team

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Most organizations generally have two types of employees – those who tackle daily transactional matters and those who’re agitated to do more. Most managers and leaders build teams with a balance of both types so that transactional and strategic matters can collectively be addressed. But not exponential leaders. They build exponential teams! What’s an exponential team? While a team with an incremental mindset works hard to make things better, with an exponential mindset that same team can converge their effort to make things different. And by doing so they support their organization to achieve exponential growth that’s not merely 10%, but instead it’s 10X. As a leader, if you’re...

5 Leadership Traits from House of Cards’ Claire Underwood

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

As the age old saying goes, behind every great man there’s a great woman. There’s no doubting that your partner, spouse or significant other plays a pivotal role in driving you towards success. They are your anchor holding you grounded. They’re your greatest motivators and confidence builders. They believe in you like no one else does. They pacify you and pump you up for challenges. And they’ll always be there for you. But, Claire Underwood from House of Cards is more than just the lady behind Francis’s success. She’s truly an equal. For most of the first three seasons of House of Cards, Claire Underwood has shown us just...

How the Age of Acceleration is Ethically Challenging Organizations

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

We live in an age of acceleration. A time when organizations are aiming to grow exponentially. And not just monetarily, but more importantly in terms of geographical presence, the need for talented and skilled human capital, rapid innovation and enriched customer experiences. This hunt for exponential growth has forced organizations to be at an arms war as they fight for top talent, scarce resources and customer acquisition. All the while they’re aspiring to be relevant, the preferred brand and the employer of choice. It’s a tough world out there – you could say it’s like the Wild West! When there’s so much at stake and the stress levels of...

4 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Top Talent Go

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia |

Letting your top talent go, once in awhile, is really the right move. At first this may sound absolutely absurd but there’s solid evidence to the fact that it really isn’t all that bad. Sure companies work endlessly to develop robust retention programs. Managers engage their team to ensure they’re motivated, challenged and hooked to the company’s cause. Even leaders allocate valuable time to mentor their highly talented individuals. So why would I say it’s a good to let your top talent go? Acquiring top talent isn’t easy. It requires elaborate employer branding campaigns, a corporate image that speaks volumes about your culture and a cohesive team spirit. So...

How To Achieve Greatness Being an Exponential Leader

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

In an interview with Popular Science magazine Amar Bose, the founder and once Chairman of Bose Corporation said “I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by MBAs. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been done before.” That’s precisely the mindset that defines exponential leaders and empowers them with the ability to aim for and achieve greatness. It’s no secret that chasing your dreams, interests and passion is far more rewarding for your pursuit to achieve greatness than purely being on the hunt for monetary gains. You’ll hit roadblocks...