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Are You A Good Leader? The 5Rs Of True Leadership

A true leader is someone who attracts a following by choice, not because they are compelled to. One can be a good leader by developing these 5Rs of leadership: Role Management guru Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”.  One should not merely rely on the appointment to [...]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Increase Engagement in Your Job

Starting to feel slightly too comfortable in your everyday routine at work? Or facing too many work challenges resulting in a plunge in enthusiasm levels? Re-spark your excitement and positivity towards work by increasing engagement with what you are doing today. Following are some tips to do so! Set priorities on what you have to [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Achieve Short but High-Impact Meetings at Work

Meetings tend to be time-consuming and unproductive, but it does not have to be that way. Below are some tips to make meetings more worthwhile: Do Stand-Up Meetings Stand-up group meetings enable participants to stay engaged, focused and attentive during  discussions. Consider having short but frequent stand-up meetings to increase the effectiveness of achieving meeting [...]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Lessons from the World Cup we can apply to Human Capital

With the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup, after congratulating the finalists, let us review some of the participating countries’ performances, and see how we can relate them to developing and strengthening the human capital in your organisation.    Germany Despite being the defending champions, the German team was defeated in the group stages. This [...]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Getting The Truth Through Various Feedback Channels

As the management team may not always have a strong sensing of what is happening on the ground, employees’ feedback becomes critical in solving process problems and understanding their satisfaction levels. Below are 3 ways you can start building your feedback channels: Individual-level Feedback Channels In addition to having one-on-one feedback sessions, consider anonymous feedback channels [...]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Engaging Employees Through Learning

Thinking of ways to engage your employees? Consider engaging them through learning opportunities. Identify the learning needs of your employees, and introduce some of the following employee engagement initiatives to meet those needs. Peer-to-Peer Sharing You can organise a sharing session in which everyone be given a chance to present on certain themes and topics on [...]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Aligning Employees to Corporate Values

Are your corporate values serving a real purpose? Or have they become a “decoration” that is hung on the wall? To bring out the company’s values in everyone, they have to be integrated into as many employee touchpoints as possible. From the first interview to the last day of work, employees should constantly be reminded that [...]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Designing A Rewards Structure That Works

Rewards are powerful in shaping employees’ behaviours and even the company’s culture as they express the type of effort being recognised at the workplace. Below are some key factors that can be considered when designing your company’s rewards structure: What to reward?  Depending on employees’ needs, certain non-monetary rewards may actually be more valuable and relevant [...]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Promote An Optimistic Culture

With an optimistic culture in the workplace, the organisation is more likely to embrace changes and seek opportunities for growth. As the leader of the company, you are the best role model to promote the ‘half-cup full’ culture into your organisation. Following are some tips on how you can promote optimism: Be  lenient about the past  [...]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Pitfalls To Avoid During Selection Interviews

Interviewers have to be trained to manage their own natural biasness. Otherwise, the objectivity of the selection process could be easily undermined even with scorecards and structured interview questions prepared. Be self-aware and minimise the following common pitfalls: Halo Effect: Performance in one area or competency can influence the ratings for other areas. For example, a [...]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |