Do You Really Know What Your Employees Think?

Recently I presented to a room full of corporate confernce organisers and meeting planners. I thought I’d stir debate by telling them what they don’t know about their own industry, why conferences have become boring and don’t deliver ROI. I told then what really goes on in the mind of the conference attendees. They were shocked and amazed!! Then this week I found this article by John Baldoni (a leadership...

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The world needs creative Leaders. So why are they so rare?

As you may know I try to keep an eye on the Harvard Business Review. Although many of their articles and books are theory-based, they seem to have recently adopted a much more practical approach. This week I came across this article about an address at a confernce by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. The article was written by Navi Radjou who is the Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global...

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Simple ways to make employees happier.

In a recent Harvard Business Review Anthony Tjan, CEO of Cue Ball, wrote about what hew does to improve employee morale and "happiness" in the workplace. Here are his suggestions. There is a very simple secret to long-term employee loyalty and retention and it is not money, perks, or stock options. It’s giving them meaningful roles. This is not an idealistic motherhood-and-apple pie dream, but rather a basic condition of...

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Why there is only 1 way to win.

“There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to get beat, but only one way to win; get there first.” Willie Shoemaker Tiger Woods said it… Second is the first loser! But for most of us the point is not to win, but to not get beaten. Take competitors out of the equation for a second. Before you can beat others, you have to beat your inner demons. The inner voices, the excuses for not training, the lack of preparation, the...

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How Lance Armstrong uses the Power of his Sub-conscious

It’s July again and millions of people are glued to their TV screens to watch the Tour de France. Le Tour as it is affectionately known lasts 3 weeks (21 stages) and this year will cover roughly 3 500km. Plagued by drug scandals over last few years, it has also been the stage on which the world’s greatest inspirational story – Lance Armstrong won the race 7 years conscutively after being given slim chances of surviving...

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