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

Why Having No Massive Transformative Purpose Will Kill Your Company

Why Having No Massive Transformative Purpose Will Kill Your Company

Imagine a life where your basic needs are taken care of but you have nothing more to strive for. Nothing greater that you’re aspiring to achieve. Sounds like a mundane and purposeless life to me. That’s most likely the state you’d like to avoid in your life. Remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in which he talked about the level of “self-actualization” where having a reason to achieve greatness was important and which everyone was aiming for? That’s exactly how organizations work, or should work. Once they’ve taken care of their basic requirements (return on investments, market share and profitability) they need to strive for something important, something greater. And that’s why all organizations need a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP). How the Digital Age is Changing Everything In the digital age that you currently operate in the first step that every organization needs to take is a conscious step towards Digital Transformation. It’s unavoidable and necessary. And no it’s not as simple as embracing new standards or installing new digital...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

How To Lead People Who Are Smarter Than You

How To Lead People Who Are Smarter Than You

Most managers strive to build teams of highly skilled, intelligent and smart people. That’s because the key to any team’s success is directly proportional to the quality and intellect of the people that it comprises of. But in your zeal to hire smart people, some of you may end up employing talent that’s smarter than you. That isn’t necessarily a problem, unless of course your team members feel that being led by someone “not as smart” isn’t what they’d like. So then the problem becomes a real challenge for you as a manager. You’ll have a hard time getting them to follow you, take your leadership seriously and to even respect you. How do you lead such a team without letting them go? Here are a few tips on how to lead and manage individuals who are smarter than you. Be A Coach Think of the talent and amazing gameplay that Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi bring to the field. Do you think any of their coaches have ever...

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

How the Digital Age Is Pushing The Need For Culture Change

How the Digital Age Is Pushing The Need For Culture Change

When you think of operating in the digital age things like automation, mobile computing, cloud computing and social media come to mind. All of these combined have created an environment where more information can be accessed, faster. Technology and the digital age have been the enablers of faster processing, rapid communication and enhanced visibility of information. These have helped people get more work done from their time and be much more informed about various things. Search engines like Google, web encyclopedias like Wikipedia, and videos on YouTube have helped people acquire new skills and knowledge. You could say these technologies have empowered people with a lot of information that was harder to access a generation ago. Similarly, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and others) have enabled people to voice their opinions and share information while organizations have enjoyed more visibility of their brands. So basically, the digital age has improved branding and marketing, enhanced the consumer experience, and boosted communication. But what’s it done for employees, the internal customers...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

7 Common Myths About Performance Management

7 Common Myths About Performance Management

Performance management or reviews are probably the most unpopular practices in the workplace. Managers roll their eyes at it while employees shudder at the thought of it. Over the years several companies have tried to add color to the process, giving it a more approachable and feel-good appearance. While some of these attempts have been mildly successful, unfortunately, there’s still an aura of negativity that surrounds performance management. What are some of these myths about performance management that cloud people’s perception? Here’s a look at a few: Myth 1: Performance Management is about highlighting an employee’s weaknesses In order for you to grow your career and truly tap into your full potential you need to know what you’re doing best and where you need to polish up. And that’s where performance management discussions can be helpful. It provides you a break from your work to think about yourself and where you’re headed. With the careful guidance of your manager you can get a better understanding of your role and...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

It’s always great to be employed by a company where you enjoy the work you do and like the people you work with. It’s almost a dream scenario that you could be blessed with. I’ve seen and known many people who were content with their jobs and employers. But sometimes contentment isn’t all that great of a situation to be in, particularly if it’s getting in the way of your work-life balance and ambitions. After all, loving your job and the people you work with isn’t enough if you truly have desires to grow and challenge yourself. And if you’re working for a company that isn’t helping you fulfill your desires, then probably it’s a good time to leave. While some situations are within your capacity to tackle and amend, there are still others that are beyond your control. Both play an important role in deciphering whether or not you’ll continue working for your current company. Either way, if you’re experiencing any of the signs I’ve listed below, then...

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