Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on November 1st, 2016 As a business leader, you can’t afford not to know about Industry 4.0 (defined by McKinsey as “the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector”), which will transform manufacturing in a way that impacts profit margin significantly for your business. While not many […]
Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on June 13th, 2016 With technologies moving fast and new information coming in from all directions, the unknown is something we encounter more often in daily life. Sometimes we feel pressured to take action without any guidance. How can we ensure we are making the best decisions in a […]
It’s interesting to watch people in the gym in the New Year. Boosted by their resolutions, they are so motivated to run, weight lift, and swim with positive energy. I watch them year after year, knowing that by next month, I will be able to find parking easier, I will have more room in my […]
In 2016, more people than ever will be utilizing the sharing economy, such as Uber and Airbnb. This trend is ushering in some very positive cultural shifts. By relying on mutual rating processes and transparency through increased online presence, the sharing economy promotes accountability and discipline in both service providers and consumers. This educates people […]
Transitions are processes that involve making decisions and adapting to changes. In our lives, we go through many transitions. While some may be easier than others, they all challenge our confidence in different ways. We might feel powerless about certain transitions that we have no control over, yet we can still make choices that move us forward. We might feel […]
Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in at your workplace? The culture of any group has certain characteristics that mold people’s behavior. You can choose to “accommodate” by fitting in; however, over time, you lose your authenticity and become someone you are not. Or, you can choose to resist making the necessary adjustments […]
I am watching Present Obama taking oath and giving his speech. This is an exciting moment. People are eager for a change. President Obama calls everyone’s actions to change with the changing world and find meaning greater than us. He says among all of the new things, our values don’t change. His message touches me.
We are living in a changing world. How to adapt changes is an important skill to learn. Changes create a lot of stress. People react emotionally when under stress. If they have a constructive outlet for their emotions, they can be guided and learned from the experience. In an organization, if leaders prepare their […]