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What Is Leadership and What It Means To You

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

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...

6 Buzzwords You’ll Be Hearing of in the Business World in 2017

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

There have been plenty of buzzwords in the business and corporate world that have become commonly used in our conservations. They’re so widely integrated into our dialogue that we can’t construct a sentence without using these buzzwords. What are these buzzwords that I speak of? Here are a few that have integrated into our corporate conservations in the past 5 years: End of Day Cascade Down Deep Dive Drill Down Forward-Thinking Low-Hanging Fruit Paradigm Shift Synergy Think Outside the Box Value-added I’m sure you’re using most of these buzzwords on a daily basis without even realizing that they’re relatively new to the corporate world. However, aside from these, new...

3 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team in 2017

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

Among the key skills we look for in our talent pool is the ability to take initiative and be self-motivated. These skills probably allow leaders the most mental peace. Knowing that your team is charged up, delivering quality results and aiming for the achievement of goals, day after day. Awesome isn’t it? In reality though, such energy diminishes over time and productivity tends to reduce. It’s a natural cycle that every team experiences. That’s the moment when you, their leader, needs to step in and motivate your team. In theory, it’s great to have a team of self-motivated individuals. But let’s be honest with ourselves – are they truly...

5 Books Every Leader Should Read in 2017 To be Successful

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

I always get a great feeling when I learn something that helps me become a better version of myself. That’s the feeling I get from the books I read. They provoke thought, make me ponder on my life and style of working and how I think. They educate me and help me be stronger, committed and a better leader. That’s the impact a good book can have on me. I’m sure you can relate to this as you must have also read a few books that every leader should read. As 2017 approaches, I’ve compiled a list of some of the books that I’m eagerly looking forward to reading....

What HR in 2017 Will Look Like?

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

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...

3 Leadership Resolutions You Need To Make For 2017

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

There’s no better time to set goals for yourself than the start of the year. And I’m not talking about professional goals or your business’s goals. I’m talking about your personal goals. Your leadership resolutions that’ll set the tone and pace of the year ahead. These resolutions or pledges are imperative for your leadership’s success and the impact it makes on the people around you and the business you run. So getting right to it, here are 3 leadership resolutions you need to work on to become a better leader. Strive For Balance There’s much talk about work-life balance and the struggle for a leader to achieve it is...

What Performance Management in 2017 Will Look Like?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

In the past few weeks I’ve been talking about various trends you can expect in 2017 regarding recruitment and leadership. This week I take a look at an important aspect of developing talent. Performance Management in 2017 can’t look like what it has in the past. And that’s mainly due to the constantly changing dynamics and demands of the workforce. It’s now becoming a necessity to rethink and evolve this essential process to cater to a progressive talent pool. So what trends can you expect in performance management in 2017? Here are a few: More Frequent Reviews To stay on track with organization goals and not be hit with...

Your Ultimate Guide to the HR Year-End Checklist

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

There’s just one more week left in 2016! This year has simply flown by. For some of us 2016 was a happening and challenging year. For others it may have passed by risk free and uneventfully. Either way, the year is almost at its end and we’re at a point where we’re trying to close things for the present year to welcome a new set of challenges in the next. Ending the year itself is a challenge as you’re pressed for time and have much to do. So in the next week this year-end checklist could be beneficial for your HR function. A few months ago I wrote about year-end...

What Leadership in 2017 Will Look Like?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

Last week I shared with you a glimpse into the future, particularly in the year 2017, regarding recruitment and your hunt for talent. At the core of it, your search and retention boils down to one main idea – the perception of your company. What that translates to is how engaged your employees are, the perceived value of your company by external stakeholders, and the values and richness of your internal environment and culture. Three core ideologies that spawn a great employee experience. Three core ideologies that’ll enhance growth. Three core ideologies that’ll shape the mindset of leadership in 2017. 2017 could be a bumpy ride for many companies....

Why Great Leaders Can Have An Unsuccessful Successor

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

When you think of famous Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom names like Clement Attlee, Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Margaret Thatcher, and more recently, David Cameron come to mind. Though for most of us who’ve studied or taken an interest in history, the name of Mr. Churchill is always the most familiar thanks to his part in the Second World War. That and his other statesmen accomplishments have earned him the admiration of being one of the most respected, successful and, some say, the greatest Prime Minister of UK. In contrast, however, Prime Minister Anthony Eden didn’t enjoy much approval. In fact you could say he was...