24 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees
Few topics have captivated talent management discussions more intensely than potential. The obsession with predicting who may be a future star or the next top leader has influenced academic research and human resources practices alike. But how good are we at evaluating human potential? The answer is, it’s mixed.
28 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
How Should Leaders Drive Change in the Organization’s Culture?
Organizational culture is what we call the habits of an organization. These are ways in which people behave spontaneously especially when they are unsupervised. When everyone starts behaving in a similar manner consistently, we say that the organization has a strong culture.
24 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
Like many others I took my vacation at the year end to spend time with the family and to catch up with my reading list. My wife and I had warned our children that the hotel had told us that they did not have television. We were driving out very early to avoid getting caught in traffic snarls.
10 Dec. 2013 | Comments (0)
David and Goliath: Review of Malcolm Gladwell's New Book
Malcolm Gladwell’s thesis is that we have a flawed sense of what is an advantage or a disadvantage. However, when reading his book, I noticed that he primarily focused on this idea when, instead, he should have told us why some people can turn their disadvantage into an advantage.
03 Dec. 2013 | Comments (0)
Exiting Employees Are Brand Ambassadors
When we think of crafting a powerful employer brand, we think of it as a way of attracting and retaining talent. Yet, the processes that follow an employee's resignation may leave a bitter aftertaste, and may ruin the memory of what might have otherwise been a great experience.
11 Sep. 2013 | Comments (0)
Fear Your Strengths
I have noticed that people are usually a lot more articulate when they reel off a list of strengths. When they pause to catch their breath, I grab the opportunity to remind candidates that they also have to think of what they would consider to be their developmental gap.
10 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
Book Review: Brand Breakout
Consumers cannot distinguish product quality as much as they think they can, and brands are to blame for this. It becomes even more complicated when the image of a country is associated with the product.
04 Jun. 2013 | Comments (0)
Book Review: The New Digital Age
This book is a peek into a future world that is becoming increasingly connected and dominated by technology. With 2 billion people already online – and another 5 billion who are rapidly starting to go online – this book could not have come out at a better time.
06 May. 2013 | Comments (0)
Every Employee Should See Himself as the Chief Culture Officer
The culture of a company is just the invisible set of norms that guide the behaviour of everyone in the team. It is not visible to those who have been there for a while and have accepted the way things get done in the organization.
29 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
Lean In: Why This Book is A Must-Read
Why did Sheryl Sandberg choose “Lean In” for a book title? The book is packed with ideas that anyone would do well to think about. It opens with the question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
11 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
An experience evokes emotions that turn an ordinary humdrum routine process into something people cannot forget. Take the new hire induction process and design it as an experience designed to generate pride in the employee.