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

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

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 working, but unfortunately, sometimes we’re all guilty of this! We’re quite aware that procrastinating will get us in trouble, yet we still do it. Sure, we can have tons of excuses for delaying a report or a simple task, and I’m sure all of them are (to some extent) valid, but nonetheless how long can we put them off for?...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

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

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

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 goals and purpose. Large corporations that were traditionally seen as the talent market’s most desired place to work at are now having a hard time competing because they aren’t agile enough with their talent management approach and strategies. Much has to do with their rigid and dated processes, but it’s also their inability to adapt to the digital age –...

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Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Gender Inclusion | 0 comments

Why Women at the Workplace are Still Being Targeted

Why Women at the Workplace are Still Being Targeted

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 well-established organization in a progressive society. Makes you wonder what we’ll uncover if we were to take a peek at the dress codes of companies in emerging markets? And why is it that there are such needless specifics targeted towards women? In the past two years there’s been much global debate highlighting the issue of remuneration and pay rates for...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

6 Signs We’re Living In An Exponential Age

6 Signs We’re Living In An Exponential Age

The year 2017 is deep in the midst of the Exponential Age. Some thought leaders have dubbed the era as the 4th Industrial Revolution and there are no signs that the rapid growth we’re currently experiencing is going to slow down. There’s no artificial bubble that’s ballooning here. There’s no speculative growth. It’s real and it’s happening now. We’re at the core of a revolution that’s going to alter our lifestyle, the way we commute and communicate, and how we get work done. We’re living in an Exponential Age! An age where technology is being leveraged for rapid growth in every industry and sector. Just to get an idea of where the impact of the exponential growth has been experienced and seen, here’s a peek into some of the growth that’s happening around us. 1. Wearable Tech We’ve seen plenty of Virtual Reality and Fitness gear that has helped enhance our entertainment and lifestyle, but wearable tech isn’t stopping just there. Recently, Levi’s launched its $350 smart jacket created in...

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

Unknowingly, we have an inherent need to say “yes”. Now many of you may argue with this statement but the reality of it is that you tend to say “yes” more often than you probably should. Whether it’s the enormous pressure you feel to fit into a culture or the weight of an authoritative figure that coerces the response. Sometimes it’s out of guilt. Other times it’s because you don’t want to let the requester down. There are several reasons for it and all of them result in the same response from you. You say yes and then have to deal with the repercussions of that response. Saying yes in most situations can be a problem. Saying yes isn’t always that bad – at times it’s the logical and right response. So you could get away with a “no”. Though that itself can lead to problems. So now you’re stuck between saying yes or saying no. Either one of them has its set of consequences and benefits. The question...

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