Why are some traditional appraisal systems flawed?
Most companies have some kind of yearly performance appraisal. Often, the staff’s direct supervisor will evaluate the performance of their staff over the entire year. Based on my conversations with many leaders, there are many who say that performance appraisals are quite difficult to manage. In fact, some leaders are also terrified in holding them […]
Rising trends of what employees want from their employers in 2020
There is a rising sense that companies can be a powerful source of societal change, should represent the consumer’s interests and solve societal problems.
Setting big goals can actually do more harm than good
This is a sensitive topic but I felt strongly about this. Most people teach about setting big goals or stretch goals. Some even say that if it ain’t big enough, it’s not worth doing. I find it disturbing. Most of the time, teams or individuals can’t achieve big goals. Their spirits get crushed and they […]
Get noticed: 8 things that your boss wished you did more
After working with thousands of directors and leaders from many different countries, I have noticed that there common areas which they wished their team members are better in. Your boss will surely notice you if you do these! 1. Speak up more by giving feedback or share ideas Bosses wished their people spoke up […]
Four questions to ask people who are resistant to change
Let’s face it, in every organisation, we will always have people who will want to be on the safe side or entrenched with years of old thinking. How do you ask questions that will help others to start moving forward into different realities? These four questions to ask people who are resistant to change have helped […]
How to create more possibilities with your team?
I have worked with many leaders and one of their greatest desires for their teams to have is the ability to think and create more possibilities. They do not want to keep hearing their team members say what they cannot do. Instead, they want their people to share what can be possible. This article is […]
Why Most Managers Fail In Performance Conversations
Let’s face it, performance reviews are nothing more than a witch hunt. You would know this if you are a manager. While nobody gets burnt at the stake, the negative conversations can surely burn your spirit. The issue at hand is that when it is conducted, it tends to be negative, constantly focusing on gaps […]
How to execute your goals consistently?
Many people know how to set goals. In my discussion with top leaders from multi-national corporations and government agencies, I can see that many people know how to set clearly defined goals for themselves and their organization. However, most companies don’t achieve the goals they set! Why? It is not about setting of goals. It […]
Are you suffering from BSOS?
Have you heard of this plague that is sweeping across the world? It has affected a lot of people so much that they instantly lose focus on what they are supposed to do, and focus on things that are more interesting. Here’s a quick check whether you are suffering from BSOS. Aka Bright Shining […]
What Do You Need To Stop And Start For The New Year
As the new year starts to unfold, I believe you will hear that your team will START on new initiatives, goals or projects* (delete where applicable). I know that you might be even planning this for your own personal life. Every new year, I constantly hear from people the new things that needs to be done, […]