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6 Corporate Superpowers You Should Have

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

There are several heroes among us who do brilliant things on a daily basis. They all share traits that are commonly found in heroes such as confidence, integrity, humility and vision. But only a few of these heroes go beyond the realm of normal and are far more superior. The corporate superpowers and abilities they possess is what makes them great. Fortunately we don’t have to be born with these abilities and can learn and develop them through our experience and knowledge. Here are some corporate superpowers you should be learning and using to transform yourself into a great leader. 1. Superhuman Hearing Superman has the ability to hear...

Why Having No Massive Transformative Purpose Will Kill Your Company

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

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...

How To Lead People Who Are Smarter Than You

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

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...

How the Digital Age Is Pushing The Need For Culture Change

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

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...

7 Common Myths About Performance Management

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

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...

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

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

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...

What The Next HR Evolution On The Horizon Looks Like

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

In the past few decades the HR function has evolved from an administrative function to being a strategic partner to the business. The struggle to be taken ‘seriously’ isn’t over, yet it’s now not as much of a struggle as business leaders have accepted that HR plays a pivotal role in the company. Through this HR evolution companies have seen healthier work environments with an emphasis on developing the corporate culture, improved retention strategies, an engaged workforce and alignment of its employees to the company goals, amongst other things. You can say the HR function has been busy these past few decades to alter business leaders’ perception of its...

How To Tell Your Boss They Are Wrong

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Personal Growth |

The usual rule to any negotiation or argument is either to convince the other or simply agree to disagree. That’s probably what ends up happening in most cases so that no one’s left disgruntled. I’m sure you’ve experienced the same. But sometimes the situation isn’t that easy and you’re not content with the outcome. It bugs you for a while and you’re left thinking about it over and over again. After a while of going over it in your head you find yourself unable to put it to rest and so you need to discuss it further. However, when it’s your boss who you can’t seem to agree with...

3 Awkward Job Interview Situations You Should Avoid

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Job interviews have an interesting way of becoming something much more than they ought to. Why do I say that? Well when you think of it, what’s the purpose of an interview? To meet and get to know the candidate that you’re potentially going to hire, right? But more often than not job interviews turn into sessions of battling wits, situations where candidates are needlessly tested and sometimes are even plain dull and boring. And if you ask me, it’s mainly because we’re forgetting what the actual purpose of a job interview is. So what shouldn’t job interviews be like? Here are some situations to avoid. 1. Ego Battles...

3 Things Your Company’s Leaders Should Strive For

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

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...