4 Ways To Lead Employees Through Organizational Changes
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4 Ways To Lead Employees Through Organizational Changes

My phone rings and I pick it up “Hi Simon, I need to talk to you”. The voice was stern and I sensed a level of stress. “Simon, we’re in the midst of an organizational change and I don’t think it’s going as well as we wanted it to.…
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How Do You Motivate Employees?

I have heard this many times from managers: “How do I motivate people to get them to do the things I want them to do?” The answer is: “You don’t!” It is hard to motivate people because they already are motivated. What we can do is…
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How to Turn a Good Leadership Team into a Great One

The enemy of becoming great is becoming content with being good. That is the reason we have many good companies, not great ones, good schools, not a great ones, and good management teams, not great ones. There’s a lot of good, but not good…
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3 Signs of a Good Business Strategy

Business and technology keep moving faster and faster. Strategy doesn’t. Change brings opportunities. Change can also be confusing. The mistake that managers make is that they see all the changes, exciting opportunities, and new technologies…

Change Your Leadership Game by Honing Your Feedback Skills

Become a Better Leader: Practice Constructive Feedback The phrase “born leader” is often used to describe the world’s most transformational and inspiring leaders, coaches, and mentors. For some, leadership comes naturally; for others…

How to master cross cultural communication: know when "yes" means "no"

Written by Maya Hu-Chan A trick question, right? I am afraid not. This is a real issue for global business leaders and, every day, there are communication breakdowns occurring across the world as different cultural norms conspire to confuse…

Overcoming the Challenge of Leading Virtual Teams

Written by Maya Hu-Chan The secret to building an effective virtual team? With more and more companies working seamlessly across cultures and time zones I am often asked by clients what the secret is to building an effective virtual team. The…

Why Leaders Need to "Stop Fighting the Fires" in Their Companies

Dedicated and over-worked Most leaders are guilty of working too hard at one point or another in their career. Often classified as passionate and driven people, leaders frequently dedicate their entire life to their work. Although this dedication…
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The Essence of Strategy

Business keeps moving faster...you better make time for strategy There is a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness. Strategy is about making unique choices. Operational effectiveness is about things that are…