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The Role of Leadership in Driving Excellence

The Role of Leadership in Driving Excellence

During my interactions with executives in an attempt to understand their organizational culture better I’ve often inquired what they believe is the core requirement in driving excellence. Unsurprisingly, the responses are pretty unanimous whereby most believe performance and operational excellence is driven by a customer-focused culture, highly engaged and talented employees, a clear vision, efficiency … Continued

5 Healthy and Energy Boosting Office Snacks

5 Healthy and Energy Boosting Office Snacks

Usually around 11 am or 4 pm your energy levels start to crash and all you can think about is your lunch break or going home at the end of the day. It’s normal to feel that way because after four or five hours without eating your body has digested the food you had and … Continued

5 Ways Leaders Can Handle Disappointment Better

5 Ways Leaders Can Handle Disappointment Better

Disappointments are a common feature in the business world. While you’ll have successes, you’ll also experience a good share of disappointments. That, however, isn’t the challenge. It’s how you react and handle the disappointment that’s of importance. The obvious knee-jerk reaction is to rage with anger, outrage and punishment, but there’s a good chance that … Continued

Why You Should Stop Sitting And Start Exercising

Why You Should Stop Sitting And Start Exercising

If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance you’re spending too much time sitting at your desk, scanning through emails. Or you’re attending calls, but nonetheless, you’re still sitting. The unfortunate reality of modern day living is that our jobs are engineered in way that we spend most of our time sitting down. And, … Continued

Facing Competition Can Tesla the Disruptor Prevail?

Facing Competition Can Tesla the Disruptor Prevail?

Last Friday Elon Musk made an announcement that the whole world was anxiously awaiting – the launch of the new Tesla Model 3. It’s an exciting new offering by the electric vehicle pioneers who aim to challenge the already crowded market of affordable vehicles. But their offering is different. It’s 100% electric. And Tesla is … Continued

4 Tips To Help You Ace Your Job Interview

4 Tips To Help You Ace Your Job Interview

So tomorrow’s the big day when you’re sitting face to face with your potential employers and presenting yourself as a serious candidate for a vacancy they have. This opportunity obviously arose thanks to your ability to meet the basic requirements of the vacant position. Your resume has done its bit. Now it’s your turn to … Continued

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Mentor

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Mentor

Being an entrepreneur, owning your own business and being your own boss is a dream we all wish to make a reality. There’s no doubt to the fact that it’s exciting, exhilarating and fun to create something from scratch. A business that’s your own. It’s a journey you can embark on alone (for the most … Continued

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

June can be a tough month for most professionals. Your children are either done with school or nearing an end. Summer vacation planning can be quite distracting (though fun as well). All the while you’re amazed at how fast half the year has gone by! But more than all that, June provides a great opportunity … Continued

How to Benefit From Healthy Conflicts

How to Benefit From Healthy Conflicts

Conflicts are an interesting phenomenon at the workplace – you either have too many of them or you have none at all. Neither of them is healthy for an organization as they act as roadblocks to innovation. Yet, every organization has its fair share of conflicts (or lack of it). For a leader, it’s quite … Continued

Lessons Learned by the Mistakes of Travis Kalanick

Lessons Learned by the Mistakes of Travis Kalanick

Two weeks ago I talked about the ethical challenges leaders and organizations face in this age of acceleration. Well it couldn’t have timed better. Last week Travis Kalanick stepped away from the organization he built and led, Uber, for an indefinite leave of absence. In his message to employees he stated “If we are going … Continued

7 Effective Ways How Your Office Should Be Organized

7 Effective Ways How Your Office Should Be Organized

There’s a good chance that part of the stresses you deal with on a daily basis is linked to how organized (or disorganized) your office space is. According to New York City based professional organizer, Lisa Zaslow, “surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization.” That’s an hour you could have … Continued

How to Effectively Build an Exponential Team

How to Effectively Build an Exponential Team

Most organizations generally have two types of employees – those who tackle daily transactional matters and those who’re agitated to do more. Most managers and leaders build teams with a balance of both types so that transactional and strategic matters can collectively be addressed. But not exponential leaders. They build exponential teams! What’s an exponential … Continued