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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 Jan 24, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

3 Things Your Company’s Leaders Should Strive For

3 Things Your Company’s Leaders Should Strive For

Companies are defined by the products and services they offer, the culture they foster and the leadership that steer it. The core responsibility of leaders is to create visionary goals that’ll propel their company to sustainability, growth and ultimately greatness. But all that can’t be achieved without the support of dedicated and talented individuals who look up to their leadership. Having ambition and passion alone can’t help leaders fulfill their dreams. Which is why leaders should strive for more than just this. They should also be striving to align their team towards these goals and the overall vision. So how do leaders make this happen? Here are three things that every company’s leaders should strive for. 1. Respect Often leaders put in a lot of effort to be liked by their team, anticipating that it’ll lead to increased loyalty and dedication. But ‘being liked’ isn’t what leaders should strive for. Instead, you should be aiming to be respected. And for that you’ll need to stay focused on the vision...

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

What Is Leadership and What It Means To You

What Is Leadership and What It Means To You

There are several books out there that’ll help you understand what leadership means, what it’s all about, what defines it, and how you can develop your leadership skills. There are even more blogs and articles that can provide you a quick refresher about leadership. However, the unfortunate reality is that the true meaning of leadership still eludes us. And part of the problem is that we’re not able to distinguish between a manager and a leader. So what is leadership and does it mean to you? Defining Leadership In the words of some gurus and leaders… “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources, Talent Management in Asia, Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

What HR in 2017 Will Look Like?

What HR in 2017 Will Look Like?

The New Year is here and it offers us heaps of promises and exciting new opportunities. There’s much learning to be done, many challenges to take on, several obstacles to overcome and plenty of successes to achieve and win. And like you all I’m really excited about all these experiences that we have ahead. Particularly of interest are the trends we’ll see regarding HR in 2017. As technology continues to rapidly evolve and alter the way we communicate, compute and educate ourselves, we can expect further innovations in the workplace as well. Many processes will be made more efficient to enhance our experiences. Employees will continue to be the key on how well companies adapt, navigate through challenges and surpass disruptive forces. Basically to ensure your brand is well positioned to attract and retain talent, you’ll be giving more importance to employee needs in 2017. To sum it all up, here’s my take on the trends we’ll see in HR in 2017: 1. Recruitment The evolution of recruitment will...

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