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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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are living in a Digital Age. A robust Digital Transformation Strategy is today’s organization’s corporate armaments in remaining competitive. Organizations that have excelled in Digital Transformation have one thing in common that distinguish them from the rest: their mastery of the 4 critical Business Ecosystems. The 4 Critical Business Ecosystems Customer Solutions Ecosystem Operations […]
Financial downturns and intense competition has put a lot of strain over boards and directors to perform better. The effectiveness of the board of directors varies from organization to organization. An accomplished chairman can make the board more constructive and practical by establishing high standards and helping members improve their participation. In 2013, McKinsey & […]
Forging collaboration among persons, teams, and organizations can sometimes be a perfect storm. Often, we expect that members who oppose each other will just blend in when working together on their most crucial and difficult mutual problems. Yet, situations like these can cause circumstances to veer out of control. Conflicts can erupt that may be […]
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