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7 Ways You Can Be More Likeable To Your Colleagues

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Personal Growth |

One of the most stressful aspects of work is the behavior and attitude of your boss. It’s the number one reason why people either stay or leave their jobs. Having a strong understanding and relationship with your boss can directly impact your happiness at work. Additionally, the same can be said with regards to colleagues and coworkers. Working with likeable people enhances your work experience, makes the workplace more enjoyable and brings out the best in you. Getting to a point where you are likeable to your colleagues isn’t something that happens overnight or with a snap of a finger. It takes a lot...

2 Important Things Every Leader Should Do To Start The Year

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Many leaders make the fundamental mistake of ‘assuming’ their senior leadership is onboard, in-sync and fully understands the strategic priorities of the organization. Mainly this assumption spawns from the belief that attending budget sessions and sharing forecasts is sufficient to get the ball rolling into the new year. Unfortunately though, when you actually ask the senior leadership to list down the organization’s top three priorities the results are often embarrassingly varied. What you then have is a leader who’s overlooking the obvious and leaving the important things of success out to chance....

5 Ways To Deal With Negative People At The Workplace

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

While in your career you’ll meet people who’ll encourage and motivate you, you’ll also run into a fairly large number of negative people. These are those people who’ll nag, crib, gossip, be mean, rude and generally have an unpleasant vibe about them. You’ll find it hard to avoid them as there’ll be plenty of them in your workplace. They’ll discourage you, spread rumors and give you a feeling of less worth and insignificance. It’s a horrible feeling to have, not to say the least. Unfortunately, there’s no magic wand that can make all such negative people disappear. Nor can you transform them into...

How To Successfully Create A High Performing Organization

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

My practice has enabled me to work with many organizations across various industries, countries and maturity levels. While I’ve facilitated and helped these organizations in several different aspects of leadership and human capital management, there’s one that often stands out as an area of intrigue and high importance. What I’ve often come across in most of these organizations is their desire and aspiration to enhance productivity and create a high performing organization. Unfortunately, a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t exist which could be plugged into their culture and miraculously they’ll see...

Lessons We Can Extract From The Mistakes of Harvey Weinstein

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Gender Inclusion |

Harvey Weinstein had built a legacy that would have been remembered for timeless films and top quality entertainment. But not anymore. Thanks to the recent uprising of women bringing to light their inappropriate experiences with him, his legacy will be remembered much differently. And as more and more women build the courage to stand up against Harvey Weinstein it raises questions of how many other workplaces have experienced such incidents? A poll conducted by YouGov in which over 4900 people were surveyed found that 1 in 4 adults in USA have witnessed a colleague being sexually harassed. You could...

3 Critical Habits Leaders Should Let Go Of Today

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Being a leader requires you to transform and mold yourself into a superhuman who’s gunning for success and growth. Your journey will see you take risks, drive extremely hard, make bold decisions, make mistakes and fail, learn from your mistakes and failures and do it all over again. It’s a relentless journey. Perseverance is your best quality. Staying focused your best course of action. Along this journey you’ll learn and pick up good habits and traits that’ll complement your leadership style. However, you’ll also be fueling and harboring some critically bad habits that, honestly, you’re better off...

5 Life Skills You Should Know and Aren’t Taught in College

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Personal Growth |

When we’re young we’re brimming with aspirations and opportunities. We dream of one day becoming doctors, engineers, marine biologists, astronauts and the whole lot of exciting careers that we’re fascinated by. When we graduate from high school we set out to fulfill those dreams by going to college to learn how to become those exciting professionals. And while college sets us up with the primary skills and knowledge required for those careers, there are several skills we aren’t able to learn in college. In college you’ll read textbooks and hear lectures on what those professionals do and their...

3 Ways To Transcend Yourself Into A Stable Leader

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

One of the lesser talked about qualities of a leader is stability. While we’re so focused on becoming visionary, innovative and purposeful leaders we tend to overlook the simpler and central qualities of leadership, i.e. a stable leader. Sure those are all great and necessary attributes as well, however, stability accounts for much more than what we value it as. When it’s not there, the lack of stability is highlighted as the reason for a leader’s failure. If you were to think of the worst leader you’ve come across you’ll probably imagine someone who’s ill-tempered, unpredictable, inconsistent and...

4 Reasons You Should Stop Being Stingy With Praise

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia |

When it comes to praise we’re all guilty of being stingy. Not generally in life, but at the workplace we find it hard to praise someone. In no way am I suggesting that we’re mean and ungrateful people. Generally speaking, if we’re at a restaurant and the food’s good, we’re quick to compliment the chef. When we’re playing with our children and they, for example, kick the ball well, we’ll shower them with praise. But when it comes to our colleagues, employees or team members we end up being stingy with praise. Think about it this way, when we praise a chef for the awesome meal they prepared we’re...

5 Ways How Your Leadership Can Shift Women’s Uphill Struggle

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Women continue to face an uphill struggle when it comes to making their mark in the corporate world. Our Women@Work survey investigated and highlighted many of the challenges they face. These issues and obstacles are real and threaten their ability to grow, be recognized and valued for their contributions. Why is it important to address these issues? Well to start off, women make up a majority of the global population. Alienating and disenfranchising this large group reduces any business’ and society’s chances of succeeding as you’re not exploiting their potential. Secondly, women strengthen and...

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