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  • How to Make Work More Meaningful?

    Encouraging meaning at work offers numerous organizational and individual benefits. How can an organization develop higher performance, increased satisfaction and self-confidence, as well as greater perseverance and self-motivated skills development? Which set of conditions must be met? Employees must first have clarity in terms of what is expected of them and how to invest their […]

  • How to Handle Office Romance in Today’s #MeToo Era

    Falling for your coworker is both normal and common. But before acting on your feelings, you might assess the risks. Many organizations forbid their employees to date coworkers, vendors, customers, or suppliers, or then require specific disclosures. So be sure to check company policies before launching into a relationship. Your colleagues’ perceptions will reflect what they […]

  • Performance Review : How to Receive & Respond to Feedback

    Not always easy to acknowledge space for personal improvement without getting defensive. Receiving praise can be uncomfortable. But being given constructive feedback can also sting, even if justified. In today’s competitive and ever changing workplace, improving one’s personal skills has become essential to keeping one’s job and progressing in one’s career. Empowerment and accountability imply […]

  • How to Promote Cross-Silo Leadership?

    Organisations slow at breaking down their silos are at risk of failing. What is urgently needed are “cultural brokers”. This particular manager profile is skilled at facilitating interactions between individuals with different sets of assumptions, values and norms. Cultural brokers understand the value of asking questions that encourage perspective taking. They know how to expand […]

  • Emotional Intelligence : 5 Key Habits of Successful Leaders

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a fundamental and versatile quality. Whatever your role, it is imperative to apply EQ to enhance your professional development. Being able to recognize one’s own emotions and those of others plays a major role in successful interpersonal exchanges. In fact, the best leaders combine IQ with EQ. On the other hand, […]

  • Corporate Training & Development : Past Evolution and Future Trend

    Corporate training has gone through many phases over the decades. At one time the standard of L&D involved expensive academic professors and physical company-owned campuses. Then it became boring e-learning programs devoid of contact with any other human beings. More recently, attempts have been made to blend the learning experience with online convenience and face-to-face […]

  • Managers’ Changing Role in a VUCA World

    Many managers have failed to evolve alongside changing organizational needs. For nearly a century, management has been conceived according to Henri Fayol’s five default functions. Planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. This was all perfectly valid before a VUCA landscape became the norm. Indeed, AI is progressively replacing many human tasks. Consequently, managers are expected to think […]

  • Employee Turnover is Not Always All Bad

    At times letting employees go might be necessary. Despite the high costs of replacing them. Accurately calculating the net gain – from a human and performance perspective – helps to justify turnover. Traditional HR metrics often focus on the costly resources invested in hiring and onboarding individual replacements. However, a more systemic approach also factors […]

  • Resilience Training: Not Always the Right Solution

    Resilience training should not make up for managerial responsibilities. Today’s more-with-less work climate means heavier workloads and higher pressure. So personal resilience has never been more necessary. The goal of corporate resilience training is to help employees to develop resources and healthy habits so as to better cope with work strains and stresses. It can […]

  • Executive Coaching : New Questions for New Solutions

    Jumping the hurtle of limiting assumptions. Many managers hit an inflexion point in their careers. This typically occurs when work circumstances evolve drastically. If they fail to adapt, they risk finding themselves in difficulty because new solutions and modes of thinking are necessary. However, managers often get stuck repeatedly asking themselves the same questions. Executive […]