Consultants require an investment of time and money. Good consulting expertise charges good money. To maximise your returns on the investment, you need to make sure of certain things. This article looks at elements which maximize the returns from an investment in a consultant.
The oldest professions were based on the earliest human needs. Based on one or multiple skills. For instance, a tailor needed some good needlework skills as well as the creative skills needed to design clothes. All these professions had a common skill running through them. This article looks at that one skill which is the common thread between all these professions- marketing.
You could be a business with 5 employees or one with hundreds. In either case, inducting a new employee is a difficult task. Some studies say that it takes 1-2 years for a new employee to start performing up to expectations. That’s a long time! This article has 6 pointers to reduce the time it takes for them to start adding value.
While we’ve been complaining about the fast pace of change for some time, it’s not as if its all make-believe. Advances in information technology, artificial intelligence and biotechnology are changing the world. So, has the world really become more VUCA? This article looks at some factors which make us think of the world as more VUCA. And examines the merit of each.
There are a couple of things we learn when young that impact our behaviour as bosses. The first is the nice things and not-so-nice things. The second, when we join a work environment, it’s about being professional. These can result in significant dissonance. This article talks about being frank and forthright.
Strategy is a terribly misunderstood term. All the management gurus seem to have a different definition of Strategy. Instead of exploring those, this article looks at what Strategy isn’t. With the intent that busting these 9 myths will give us a clearer understanding of Strategy.
Conflict is common in workplaces. Employees have issues with each other. Departments point fingers at other departments. There’s no stopping conflict. But, sometimes conflict is good. Yet, left unresolved, there’s nothing worse. So, how do leaders resolve conflict? This article looks at 4 steps to resolving conflict in an organization.
Organizational culture is important. All high-performing companies have a unique and differentiated culture. It’s difficult to grow sustainably without great organizational culture. So, what is this mysterious culture about? How do you create a great culture? This article looks at how an orchestra (yes, an orchestra!) can teach us important lessons on building a great culture.
It’s funny! The most important decisions or actions we need to take usually get postponed the most. There are several tips to ensure your critical work gets done first. Yet, our problem is that we often don’t accurately identify critical activities and decisions. This article helps you identify those critical activities.
So, is it better to be loved, or feared? According to behavioural scientists, when we are judged by others, there are two aspects they look at – how lovable we are and how fearsome we are. This Article looks at the advantages of being nice, and how not to get taken advantage of if you are.