A Leader’s Presence

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on November 11th, 2016 This volatile election has been a traumatic experience for America, and we are still processing its impact. The floods of offensive viral material circulating the Internet are evidence. For example one video shows Pennsylvania teenagers shouting ‘white power’ in celebration of Trump’s win.  Another photo shows a truck driving around Brooksville, Florida, emblazoned […]

Company Culture and Millennial Retention

Netflix employees can now take unlimited paid parental leave. The day after Netflix announced this news on August 4th, Microsoft made a similar announcement, saying it was to align benefits to its culture in a statement that included the quote, “We’re enhancing our paid Parental Leave to 12 weeks, paid at 100 percent, for all mothers and fathers of new […]

Transitions

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 […]

Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Recently, several people told me that they just want to hire someone who listens to them. I understand the importance of being heard. Managers and business leaders are always busy. Having someone listen to them instead of constantly challenging their decisions makes management easier. However, mindless compliance itself is detrimental to effective, sustainable leadership. If […]

Leader’s Distinction

When a leader says “I have seen too many of these types of situations”, is it possible that he might be projecting his experience to a new situation? I had an interesting discussion with a reader about empowerment after he read my previous post “Cooperate Employees vs. Entrepreneurs”. The discussion took me into deeper thought […]

Effective communication and team building – Emergenetics Experience

I was in a training on facilitating effective communications and team building through “Emergenetics”; a personality and behavior profile. Emergenetics provides a simple way to raise awareness of team dynamics through strength-based thinking and behavior analysis. Personally, I learned to work more effectively with different type of personalities through verbal and written communications. Before the […]