Leadership

How Donald Trump Impacts HR

Culture, Leadership posted on January 19, 2017

Globalization has changed the face of organizational culture. Diversity has infiltrated the workplace, leading many businesses to success. In fact, in many cases, diversity became part of the employer’s brand. Since the talent pool is shrinking, diversity offers the potential of accessing a changed market place. It facilitates recruitment and increases retention of top talent. It helps organizations more effectively […]

Get Ready for the Next Change in your Business

Assessments, Leadership posted on December 22, 2016

One of the HR trends in 2017 is to hire based on “culture add” as opposed to “cultural fit.”  This means hiring candidates that will bring new perspectives, different ideas, and diversity to your business, with personalities and skills that don’t perfectly mirror those of everyone else in the company. This will make it even more complex for you, hiring managers. […]

Making Mistakes Deserves Respect

Leadership posted on December 9, 2016

At every year-end, I pay attention to Failwatching’s top chess listing. As they put it, Failwatching ‘focuses on failures because we’re intrigued by success.’ Unless you’ve been living disconnected from the world, you probably heard or read about the Volkswagen scam, the Wells Fargo fraud or the look of the new Toblerone chocolate bar. These are three cases of disastrous […]

Because We Are In 2016

Leadership posted on September 29, 2016

 [Close your eyes for a few seconds] Imagine yourself mobilizing others to make extraordinary things happen while building meaningful relationships in the process. That’s you at your leadership best. What makes great leaders today? In this global, digitally enabled and transparent 21st century, nothing big gets done without some kind of complex metric. Relying on traditional and narrow 360-degree surveys […]

Why did Donald Trump Fired his Campaign Manager?

Leadership posted on September 1, 2016

The New York Times wrote last June: “Mr. Lewandowski had been a lightning rod for controversy, making headlines about himself that overshadowed his boss.” It turned out that one of the reasons Donald Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, have that he never before worked on a National race. Experience is not all of it Undoubtedly, Mr. Lewandowski did a […]

ARE YOU TOO COMFORTABLE?

Small Business posted on March 31, 2016

Humans are creatures of habits. It takes three months to get into a new habit and a lifetime to get out of it. It boils down to the old saying: “if it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it”. The problem is if you carry this behaviour in your business, being too comfortable is the best recipe for failure. Everything is […]

3 QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP

Leadership posted on March 10, 2016

There are 3 critical questions any entrepreneur should ask themselves as they lead their business: 1. Where is the next change in your business coming from? The answer is right on your calendar. Closely examine who you’re spending time with, and on what topics. Examine where you travel, what you read, and how you distill this into understanding potential discontinuities, […]

LEADERSHIP 3.0

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Modern leadership can be defined by these 3 questions: 1.Where do you anticipate the next change to your business model or life will come from? The answer to this question is on your calendar. Who are you spending time with? On which topics? Where are you travelling? What are you reading? Distill this into understanding potential discontinuities, and then make […]

HOW TO LEAD YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCESS

Leadership, Small Business posted on March 3, 2016

Let’s do an exercise. Close your eyes. Imagine yourself engaging your employees and motivating them to make extraordinary things happen. That’s you at your leadership best. What makes a great business leader? Managing a modern business is more global, digitally enabled and transparent than in times past. Nothing big gets done without some kind of complex metrics—even for small local […]

WHY YOU NEED TO LEAD DIFFERENTLY?

Leadership posted on February 25, 2016

Close your eyes for a few seconds. Imagine yourself mobilizing others to make extraordinary things happen while building meaningful relationships in the process. That’s your leadership at its best. What makes great leaders today? The 21st century is more global, digitally enabled and transparent. Nothing big gets done without some kind of complex metric. Relying on traditional, narrow 360-degree surveys […]

ARE YOU A FISH OUT OF WATER?

Coaching & Mentoring, Leadership posted on February 11, 2016

Did you know that many businesses fail because they don’t have great leaders? Great leaders maintain competitive advantage and help companies capitalize on their strengths. Are you one of those? There is a cost Research has found that a full cost of a leadership void can’t be ignored. Robert J. Devine itemized the loss to companies for not having great […]

HOW A 5-MINUTE MEETING PRODUCES RESULTS

Leadership, Small Business posted on December 18, 2015

Studies have shown that employees on a 40-hour work week spend 40% of their time in meetings. Think about how much productivity is being lost if those meetings aren’t producing results. When done right, meetings don’t have to be one or two hours long. In fact, a 5-minute daily meeting may be more productive! In planning the New Year ahead, […]