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How to lead in uncertain times

Effective leadership has taken on new meaning during the pandemic, marking the end of the top-down model in which the person in charge is expected to take full control and hold all the answers. Though nobody has a playbook at the ready for these... read more

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How to be a good manager

The first rule of management is that it is a different skill than leadership. Leadership is about setting a vision and aligning the work around it. True management is, rather, about bringing out the best in the people. This isn’t easy: management is one... read more

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How to thrive when WFH

Even before the new abnormal of lockdown, most of us were tired most days of the week. Now we are juggling the demands of family, school and work from our homes. Life got a whole lot more exhausting. Here are some tips for recharging... read more

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How to motivate employees

Smart leaders can turn change from exhausting to exhilarating by asking employees to open their imaginations. This type of strong work motivation stems from the three M’s: mastery, meaning and membership. Money is a distant fourth. Mastery... read more

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How to react when you feel you are being overlooked.

Your progress at work and in your career can be influenced to a great extent by your line manager. It can thus be demotivating and career-limiting if your line manager constantly favours your colleague over you. But there are ways in which you can turn... read more

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How to de-escalate an argument

Given today's political and social environments, it doesn't take much for a minor disagreement to escalate quickly. With people's sensitivities at their peak, strong emotions are likely to emerge at the mere mention of certain topics. To lead with... read more

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How to create a company culture

Culture shapes both employee productivity and business results, but often it is ambiguous and hard to define. To help, think of culture as three layers with increasing levels of importance: Culture is seen through symbols, rituals, stories, and... read more

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How to stay forever employable

Many of us chart out our career plans early on in life. But things do not always turn out the way we want them to – some find that their passion lies elsewhere, while some struggle to envision the second half of their careers in terms of seniority,... read more

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How to let go of a bad mood

Many leaders struggle to shift from a negative state of mind to a positive one. If you’re in a bad mood, and it’s hurting your performance at work, how do you get out of it? First, breathe. Breathing can help you achieve a physiological... read more

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How to embrace the power of restraint

Extroverted behaviour can be more effective in business when it’s infused with restraint. To practice more restraint, and stay focused on the things that really matter, try these methods: 1. Delegate, don’t command and control. Effective leaders... read more