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How to Conquer Your Fear as a Leader

How to Conquer Your Fear as a Leader

When you think of a leader you’re probably envisioning a bold, courageous and fearless figurehead who’s relentless and visionary. The last thing you’d expect from them is to admit being scared. However, a few weeks ago Dara Khosrowshahi did just that. In a farewell memo he sent to his Expedia employees he stated: “I have … Continued

Why Happiness at Work is a Worthwhile Challenge

Why Happiness at Work is a Worthwhile Challenge

Is happiness at work really a myth or can it really be achieved? Is happiness at work overrated or should entrepreneurs and business leaders be paying more attention to it? Many companies today spend several resources on creating environments that facilitate happiness. Google, Zappos and several startups have built their employer brand around the notion … Continued

6 Ways To Succeed as a Leader in Frontier Markets

6 Ways To Succeed as a Leader in Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets are a tough playground for corporations, leaders and talented individuals. While they do offer vast populations with diverse demographics, young, agile and talented workforce, a fast growing middle class, and faster growing GDP, they still remain volatile. Frontier markets are renowned for their political instabilities, interest rate and foreign exchange fluctuations, higher than … Continued

Highlights from Women At Work 2016 Report

Highlights from Women At Work 2016 Report

Three years ago, Engage Women conducted the first ever Women@Work survey with the objective to understand how corporate Pakistan was driving the need for more gender diverse and female friendly workplaces. Being the first of its kind, it provided the necessary benchmark that was needed to gauge the impact of global and local influences on … Continued

5 Ways to Build an Effective Leadership Team

5 Ways to Build an Effective Leadership Team

As a leader, building a high performing team of talented individuals can be quite challenging. But what’s more challenging than that is building a high performing leadership team. A leadership team comprises of not only highly talented and skilled individuals, but mainly well established and accomplished thinkers, leaders and influencers. What you can expect is … Continued

How to Successfully Survive and Handle Office Politics

How to Successfully Survive and Handle Office Politics

Office politics is that nagging and pestering nuisance that you just can’t seem to rid yourself of or avoid. Whether you participate in it, instigate it or are at the receiving end of it, there’s a high chance that at some point in your career you’ve had to deal with some form of office politics. … Continued

8 Things Your Resume Needs to be Attractive in 2017

8 Things Your Resume Needs to be Attractive in 2017

If you’re looking to land yourself in a new, exciting and challenging role for 2018 then it’s a good time to start looking now. Since we’ve passed the mid-year, you better get cracking on that goal now so that before 2017 ends you’ve given yourself ample time to start at a new company and get … Continued

6 Ways You Can Succeed As A New Leader

6 Ways You Can Succeed As A New Leader

Congratulations on earning your place as the new leader of your team or a new organization. It’s the moment you’ve work so hard for and finally have made it here. You’re a new leader whose past experience, attitude, skills and reputation has landed you in a position of much authority and responsibility. There’s a good … Continued

The 4th and 5th Controversial HR Issues You Should Think About

The 4th and 5th Controversial HR Issues You Should Think About

A while ago I wrote about 3 controversial HR issues that have had much debate around them. Even in 2017 they all still seem to be quite “controversial”. Much of it is rooted to the mindset Asian companies and workforce have where traditional work environments and practices still prevail. It’s hard to shake off, but … Continued

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

Like any good leader knows, improving and enhancing your company’s overall performance is directly linked to how engaged your talent is. To truly engage them you’ll need higher emotional and rational commitment from them and align them to the company’s vision, strategy, purpose and delivery of results. And for this to happen employees, managers and … Continued

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

The year 2016 saw organizations truly embrace and accept the full potential of HR technology. They couldn’t avoid it any longer as it was deeply impacting their employer brand. That played a vital role in shaping HR in 2017. This year, certain HR trends have been instrumental in allowing the function to support their business … Continued

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

Every once in a while business leaders need to take a break from the madness of their workload and ponder on their leadership. Sure you’ve been successful at various levels in your professional careers, but is your leadership better than what it was a few years ago? If you were to look back at your … Continued