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What’s the Best Way to Manage and Communicate with Virtual Teams?

The number of people working remotely has been increasing progressively across the globe.  An employee benefits report narrates that around 60% companies in the US offer telecommuting opportunities.  Telecommuting not only benefits people but also presents several advantages for organizations.  Research has attributed an increase in savings of around $2000 per employee each year on […]

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Leadership 2.0: 6 Leadership Mindsets Defined

There isn’t one leadership approach that can guarantee success in every situation. Leadership necessitates an assortment of methodologies that leaders can use based on the circumstances—ranging from being self-centric to helping the humanity.  In order to develop effective teams, inculcate a sense of teamwork, and make a positive impact, leaders need to be aware of […]

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What Are the Requisite Leadership Competencies (and Leadership Potentials) of an Effective Leader?

The use of behavioral competencies in appraising the skills and potential of leaders is a norm in organizations large and small.  The competency models are omnipresent owing to several reasons—a shared vocabulary to convey the expectations from people, a basis for Performance Management planning, and a means to express the parameters for career advancement.  However, […]

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5 Benefits of Visualization

Visualization is not about lying on the grass and imagining your dreams coming true. It is not about dreaming neither or creating vague mental thoughts to escape from reality. Visualization is a conscious act with clarity and a sense of purpose. It is about creating visual images of the outcomes you would like to achieve. […]

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Need to Have High-Performing Teams? Master the Stages of Team Development

Forming a team takes time. Companies cannot expect a new team to perform well when it first comes together. Members often go through stages as they change from being a collection of strangers to a united group with common goals. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry […]

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5 Tips to Develop Resilience

Our well being nowadays does not depend only on the acquisitions, the achievements and the positions we attain, but it will also depend on our level of resilience and our capacity to rise again when faced with great challenges. Let me first define what resilience is all about, and how important to embrace it to […]

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Learning the SKS Model and IL/IW/WI Model to Giving Effective Feedback

According to Charles Coonradt, a Management Consultant, “The failure to give appropriate and timely feedback is the most extreme cruelty that we can inflict on any human being.” The feedback project can be stressful. Many people feel fear to ask about their performance. Yet, there are strategies leaders can take on to defuse the stress. […]

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The Power of Matrix Management 2.0 – Gaining Market Leadership

Operating a Matrix Organization can be a challenging task. Complex geographical structures, cultural barriers, functional divides, conflicting barriers, and management silos abound. Matrices are often necessary though this may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees. Most employees in Matrix Organizations are found to be not terribly engaged with their jobs. Engagement is defined as involvement in and […]

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Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions – Understanding the McKinsey Feedback Model

According to Ken Blanchard, the co-founder of Situational Leadership, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” McKinsey is a feedback-driven culture. Their culture has developed better consultants and made sure that there is greater client impact. Even less tenured consultants are expected to provide frequent, upward feedback to their leadership. Providing feedback is critical to helping […]

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Are Your Leaders Cognizant of the 10 Principles of Strategic Leadership?

One of the major necessities of this information age involves developing leadership that is capable of guiding organizations through challenging times.  A vast majority of executives at most organizations are exceptional in handling routine operations; however, finding leaders proficient in transforming the ways of doing business and tackling unique problems is not easy. The paucity […]

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The 9 Principles of Organizational Design: When Re-designing Becomes a Strategic Priority

Recent McKinsey research results showed that many companies today are in a nearly permanent state of organizational influx.  Within the past 2 years, almost 60% of the companies interviewed experienced a redesign while an additional 25% 3 or more years ago. This Organizational Design flurry is due to the accelerating pace of strategic change driven […]

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Unravelling the Balance of Power in a Matrix Organization

At the heart of the operation of the Matrix Organization is the “Balance of Power” between the Project Manager and Functional Management. Yet, even if there is Balance of Power, the question as to who is the real boss remains to be asked. Theoretically, it should be possible to divide the authority and responsibility equally […]

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