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5 Ways To Make Agile Talent Work For You

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

A few weeks ago I talked about the increasing trend of hiring agile talent and how companies are benefiting from this strategy. There’s a line that differentiates employing agile talent as compared to temporary contractors but that line is quite thick. In fact, it’s thick enough that the two categories of workers have very specific uses for companies – you cannot replace one with the other. It’s a completely different ideology and approach to your strategic goal when you consider hiring agile talent. Which is why it’s all the more imperative to make agile talent work for you. So now you have three main categories of workers: Full-time permanent...

6 Innovative Activities That Can Boost Team Building

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia |

It’s no doubt that teams work miracles when they really know each other. Having strong synergy and a deeper understanding of each other’s motivators can transform groups of people into high performing teams. Over the years I’ve worked with several teams and helped them understand and accept the power of disclosure. Once that’s established, I engage them in activities that facilitates their ability to achieve even more success, enabled by their realignment and cohesiveness. Here are some activities that you can engage your teams with to produce similar results. 1. Hard Talk I often use the Hard Talk activity to expose the leader of a team to hard hitting...

Exponential Leaders: The Need of Today For The Future

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

The world is accepting applications from a new breed of leaders who possess exponential thinking! That’s right, in these exponential times where rapid growth and change is exploding in every industry and every corner of the globe, there’s a high demand and need for exponential leaders. There are leaders all around us, at every level of an organization and even people who are self-employed. But are these leaders ready to for the change that the exponential age is bringing? Will they be able to manage the information explosion and intensely increasing competition? Are they agile and resilient to withstand the rapid changes we’re experiencing? Will they be able to...

5 Things You Should Tell Your Boss But Are Too Scared To

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

There’s a good chance that you have a great working relationship with your boss. It makes the office that much more comfortable to be at and the job itself more fun! You get along well, there’s synergy and you generally enjoy each other’s company. It’s safe to assume then that based on this positive connection you’re able to talk about anything with your boss. Well most things, at least. Actually, when you think about it, there may just be some things that you’re not comfortable to discuss but really should tell your boss. It’s only natural that you feel this way – after all, they are the boss! Irrespective...

The Rise of Agile Talent And How It’ll Impact Your Business

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Among the many revolutionary changes that the corporate world is experiencing in the Exponential Age, there’s an increasing shift for companies to rely on Agile Talent. It’s not the same as hiring temporary or outsourced workers. Nor does agile talent simply mean that your employees are geographically independent (i.e. can work from anywhere). It’s a far greater concept that several leading companies are now accepting as the “normal practice” in a rapidly changing and highly demanding environment. Employing temporary and outsourced workers to handle non-core and non-critical business functions isn’t a new trend. It’s been around for over a century. It made sense to take this strategic step so...

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that we all have a habit of procrastinating. It’s just a nature way to deal with multiple tasks and while we’re focusing on something that’s “important” something else gets neglected. We have this tendency of leaving things for the last minute or till it’s closer to the deadline. That’s when we put in the late hours at work, burn the candle at both ends, compromise on quality and focus on just getting the work done. Even though we know that we should stop procrastinating, yet we continue to fall down that trap. It’s no doubt an inefficient, ineffective and unproductive way of...

Why It’s Imperative To Have An Agile Talent Management Strategy

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

Being a large corporation with deep pockets and abundant resources used to be quite advantageous. They had an easy time attracting top talent because everyone dreamed of being employed by them and they had big budgets to support their benefits programs. But those days are behind us – largely because we’re now living in an exponential age where rapid growth and agility mean much more. Corporate mission and vision statements have lost their ability to motivate and retain talent. Today, it’s about a massively transformative purpose that facilitates the acquisition and retention of quality of talent. And, it’s about having an agile talent management strategy that compliments your business...

Why Women at the Workplace are Still Being Targeted

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Gender Inclusion |

Two weeks ago Members of Parliament in UK debated on imposing a ban on mandatory workplace high heels. Last week, the premier of British Columbia, Canada pledged to end the same rule for women in the workplace. Isn’t it quite astonishing that such a rule still exists despite the forward steps women have made in the corporate world? And it’s not just about high heels. The dress code for women outlined by employers is quite elaborate and detailed. There are specific rules that insist on wearing non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” and maintain “regularly re-applied” makeup. All this is specified in the dress code of a...

6 Signs We’re Living In An Exponential Age

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Transformational Leadership |

The year 2017 is deep in the midst of the Exponential Age. Some thought leaders have dubbed the era as the 4th Industrial Revolution and there are no signs that the rapid growth we’re currently experiencing is going to slow down. There’s no artificial bubble that’s ballooning here. There’s no speculative growth. It’s real and it’s happening now. We’re at the core of a revolution that’s going to alter our lifestyle, the way we commute and communicate, and how we get work done. We’re living in an Exponential Age! An age where technology is being leveraged for rapid growth in every industry and sector. Just to get an idea...

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Personal Growth |

Unknowingly, we have an inherent need to say “yes”. Now many of you may argue with this statement but the reality of it is that you tend to say “yes” more often than you probably should. Whether it’s the enormous pressure you feel to fit into a culture or the weight of an authoritative figure that coerces the response. Sometimes it’s out of guilt. Other times it’s because you don’t want to let the requester down. There are several reasons for it and all of them result in the same response from you. You say yes and then have to deal with the repercussions of that response. Saying yes...