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7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Impact Their Success

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Impact Their Success

Thanks to my practice, over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet several leaders from various backgrounds and industries. All of them had remarkable personalities, self-drive and big plans about what they wanted to achieve. They all have impeccable grasp over their chosen industry and have worked hard to achieve success. They all were … Continued

How To Channel Your Frustrations Into Positive Energy

How To Channel Your Frustrations Into Positive Energy

We’ve all faced frustration every now and then at work. When you’re so passionate about what you do certain negatives can agitate us. The reaction to these generally is anger and frustration – both of which we try to avoid, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Sure the books and blogs you read all tell you about … Continued

How to Recharge Your Team to Avoid Complacency

How to Recharge Your Team to Avoid Complacency

Good leaders know that to achieve the big challenges of their function, they can’t do it alone. So one of the first few things they do is to build a team of talented individuals to work with. Next it’s imperative to clarify what role each team member will play in the function and what their … Continued

Why There Has To Be More Women In Senior Leadership Roles

Why There Has To Be More Women In Senior Leadership Roles

Congratulations to be Emma Walmsley who was recently appointed as GSK’s new Chief Executive. It’s definitely a step forward for diversity when yet another woman makes it to a leadership role – even more so when that company is a Fortune 500. She now joins 23 other women who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. … Continued

5 Critical Year-End Activities You Should Do Now

5 Critical Year-End Activities You Should Do Now

We’re now into the last week of September. What that means is that next week we’re into the last quarter of the year. Wow how the year just flew by! The fourth quarter can be a very challenging time for organizations in terms of year-end activities. The senior leadership will be reviewing the organization’s performance … Continued

How To Stop Doing Things That May Damage Your Team

How To Stop Doing Things That May Damage Your Team

It can happen to the best of leaders. In your drive to create a team of incredibly talented and dedicated individuals who are aligned to the business’s objectives and are focused on delivering quality results, you sometimes falter. How’s it even possible to falter when all your intensions are towards the best interests of the … Continued

How to Hold Power Meetings and Avoid Wasting Time

How to Hold Power Meetings and Avoid Wasting Time

Have you ever been a part of or heard chatter that occurs when a sporadic meeting is called? Most times it goes like this: “I wonder how long this meeting will be. I have a few things I was working on and would like to finish them before I leave. I really hope the meeting … Continued

Coaches and Mentors – When To Be One?

Coaches and Mentors – When To Be One?

Exploiting the full potential of talent isn’t an easy or quick process. It requires patience, commitment, dedication, and a lot of counseling, among several other things. And for all this you need a coaches and mentors to help guide and steer individuals towards the exploitation of their greatness that’s yet to make its mark. I’ve … Continued

5 Productivity Tools That Can Help You Get More Time

5 Productivity Tools That Can Help You Get More Time

Have you ever heard someone say “there’s just not enough hours in a day.” It’s not like 24 hours in a day are any less. It’s just that we tend to lose time with things that distract us or take up too much time. I’m sure in your busy and hectic work schedule you sometimes … Continued

How To Springboard Your Career When The Boss Is Away

How To Springboard Your Career When The Boss Is Away

It’s no surprise that when the boss is away some of us have a relaxed and laidback attitude towards work. And why not? The boss always keeps you on your toes. Would it really hurt your career if you slowed down a little and took a step back while the boss is away for a … Continued

4 Inspirational Leaders You Need to Read About

4 Inspirational Leaders You Need to Read About

In continuation last week’s blog about “5 Startups That Are Loved By Their Employees”, I took a further dive into the players who are shaping (or reshaping if you like) how employees are engaged and motivated. These inspirational leaders surely aren’t following what traditional management styles have advocated in the past. They’re a new breed … Continued

How to Deal with Office Gossip Like a Pro

How to Deal with Office Gossip Like a Pro

HR professionals are often targets to be extraction points of office gossip. Coworkers tend to become “friends” with representatives of the HR team just for this reason (a hidden agenda they’ll never admit to). It’s usually a subtle question thrown over tea or lunch breaks or sometimes when passing by. Those questions range from: So … Continued