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Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

Like any good leader knows, improving and enhancing your company’s overall performance is directly linked to how engaged your talent is. To truly engage them you’ll need higher emotional and rational commitment from them and align them to the company’s vision, strategy, purpose and delivery of results. And for this to happen employees, managers and the HR department all need to step up and take various initiatives that are consistent with the ideology that higher levels of engagement is fundamentally a necessity, rather than just something that’s a textbook requirement. But above all, the leaders have to do their part even more. A question that arises for most is why spend so much time and resources in trying to engage employees? What’s the benefit that we, as an organization, can derive from it? Well to put it simply, if you were to create an environment of highly engaged employees you’ll successfully have employees: Stay with your organization, Speak highly of your organization, and Strive to achieve more than just...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

Every once in a while business leaders need to take a break from the madness of their workload and ponder on their leadership. Sure you’ve been successful at various levels in your professional careers, but is your leadership better than what it was a few years ago? If you were to look back at your performance would you be satisfied? Or would you find there are learning and improvements that can be achieved to make the future even more successful. But if you’re successful then why trouble yourself with questions every leader should ask themselves? Leaders at any level in an organization, whether at the very top or somewhere in the middle are always subjected to intense scrutiny. There’s much expectations riding on their shoulders, whether it’s delivering on quality of products, or customer satisfaction, or even sales, leaders always have their necks on the line when it comes to business success. And because of these “pressures” leaders are perceived to be flawless and unconditionally resilient to failure. However,...

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

How to Motivate Your Team When You’re Demotivated

How to Motivate Your Team When You’re Demotivated

It’s one thing when you make efforts to motivate your demotivated team, it’s completely another doing it when you yourself are demotivated. You’ll find plenty of material that’ll give you tips on how to pump up your demotivated team, but there’s not much out there when it comes to motivating them when you’re running thin on it yourself. As a leader you’re expected to be the source of motivation, the driving force that your team looks up to. You’re the light that guides them, the catalyst that fuels their energy. How can YOU be demotivated when you’re working with a team who’s turning to you for inspiration? It’s only natural that you can at times feel pressured and the heavy weight of responsibility bringing you down. You can’t always be brimming with energy and positivity (though of course you try your best to be that). Sometimes you’ll feel demotivated and that’s when it becomes challenging to motivate your team. When you’re feeling exhausted, burned out and demotivated, you need...

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

The Role of Leadership in Driving Excellence

The Role of Leadership in Driving Excellence

During my interactions with executives in an attempt to understand their organizational culture better I’ve often inquired what they believe is the core requirement in driving excellence. Unsurprisingly, the responses are pretty unanimous whereby most believe performance and operational excellence is driven by a customer-focused culture, highly engaged and talented employees, a clear vision, efficiency in processes and of course effective leadership. Sure, all of these are accurate responses that indeed do impact the desire, strive and attainability of an organization to achieve excellence. But when you look closely, there’s only one true driver that stands out and is common across all organizations – and that’s leadership. Driving excellence is dependent upon various factors, environments and circumstances that organizations experience. Every organization has its unique challenges that are linked to the industry it operates in, its core competencies and the talent it employees. However, what remains universal (irrespective of these factors) is that effective leadership is the sole key driver of greater organizational outputs and performance. It’s an unchallenged...

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

5 Ways Leaders Can Handle Disappointment Better

5 Ways Leaders Can Handle Disappointment Better

Disappointments are a common feature in the business world. While you’ll have successes, you’ll also experience a good share of disappointments. That, however, isn’t the challenge. It’s how you react and handle the disappointment that’s of importance. The obvious knee-jerk reaction is to rage with anger, outrage and punishment, but there’s a good chance that it’ll result in a negative outcome. Some of you may even later regret how you reacted. Disappointments, among other negative and challenging situations, are really opportunities for leaders to come out shining. They can be the defining element of your leadership style, personality and character. In fact, handling disappointment well can earn you much respect, admiration and credibility. To spin around disappointments you’ll need to remain composed and calm and think rationally. Try these useful suggestions to help you make the most of the situation. 1. Look Within Before you approach the concerned employee(s), take a step back and assess the situation. Being a leader you may have authority but a spontaneous reaction could...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Facing Competition Can Tesla the Disruptor Prevail?

Facing Competition Can Tesla the Disruptor Prevail?

Last Friday Elon Musk made an announcement that the whole world was anxiously awaiting – the launch of the new Tesla Model 3. It’s an exciting new offering by the electric vehicle pioneers who aim to challenge the already crowded market of affordable vehicles. But their offering is different. It’s 100% electric. And Tesla is the disruptor in this segment which has been dominated by century old players such as Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW. Tesla continues to mesmerize consumers with its vehicles. With the Model 3 it can leap out from its niche market (to which it offered and Model S and X) to the world of the masses. Unfortunately, though, if you own Tesla shares you’re not going to be too thrilled. Sure it’s a great sign that they’re finally launching a much anticipated model that consumers have waited over a year for. But share prices haven’t been quite what many expected them to be. What Just Happened? At its peak, Tesla’s market capitalization in June this...

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