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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

5 Leadership Traits from House of Cards’ Claire Underwood

5 Leadership Traits from House of Cards’ Claire Underwood

As the age old saying goes, behind every great man there’s a great woman. There’s no doubting that your partner, spouse or significant other plays a pivotal role in driving you towards success. They are your anchor holding you grounded. They’re your greatest motivators and confidence builders. They believe in you like no one else … Continued

How the Age of Acceleration is Ethically Challenging Organizations

How the Age of Acceleration is Ethically Challenging Organizations

We live in an age of acceleration. A time when organizations are aiming to grow exponentially. And not just monetarily, but more importantly in terms of geographical presence, the need for talented and skilled human capital, rapid innovation and enriched customer experiences. This hunt for exponential growth has forced organizations to be at an arms … Continued

4 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Top Talent Go

4 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Top Talent Go

Letting your top talent go, once in awhile, is really the right move. At first this may sound absolutely absurd but there’s solid evidence to the fact that it really isn’t all that bad. Sure companies work endlessly to develop robust retention programs. Managers engage their team to ensure they’re motivated, challenged and hooked to … Continued

How To Achieve Greatness Being an Exponential Leader

How To Achieve Greatness Being an Exponential Leader

In an interview with Popular Science magazine Amar Bose, the founder and once Chairman of Bose Corporation said “I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by MBAs. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been … Continued

5 Strategies to Build an Effective Talent Pool

5 Strategies to Build an Effective Talent Pool

Building a strategy that prioritizes talent management and invests time and effort into building a talent pool is a critical necessity for your organization’s success. There’s just no way to avoid it. A solid talent pool is directly related to how innovative, productive and efficient your organization is. Hence, you should be seriously considering being … Continued

Why the Five Year Plan is Dead

Why the Five Year Plan is Dead

One of the most commonly asked questions during a job interview is “where do you see yourself in five years?” Understandably the interviewer is assessing the depth of the candidate’s ability to plan ahead and how well thought out their future is. Makes sense. However, in a world that’s rapidly changing, when job descriptions, competencies … Continued

How to be a Star in Your Second Interview

How to be a Star in Your Second Interview

Congratulations you made it passed your first interview and have been invited back! Being called for a second interview is a sign that you’ve said the right things and check off on their initial selection criteria. So now you’re being seriously considered for the role and you should be brimming with confidence – but let’s … Continued

How the Digital Age Has Empowered Businesses

How the Digital Age Has Empowered Businesses

The digital age has enabled many extraordinary changes to occur – fast, real-time communication, access to abundance of information and many other such capabilities that have empowered businesses and people. Things that weren’t possible just 20 years ago are now commonplace in our lifestyles. And the best part is that innovation is continuously and exponentially … Continued