Leadership

Creating Collaborative and Happy Workplace by Mike Orlov

Is your workplace chronically chaotic, a ferocious place riven with conflict? Is it a command and control environment, threatening to you and your colleagues thanks to others’ coercion and Machiavellian-powered collusion? Are you in a defeated-culture, where everyone is looking at compromise – a sad race to the bottom? Or is it a workplace powered by collaboration and consensus? Is it a happy work workplace?

It's not about you by Jardena London

We have talked about being of service in prior posts, today I want to take it a step further and talk about seeing the system.  For our techie friends, we don’t mean computer systems or apps, we are talking about the dynamics at play, the situational system.  Perhaps an example will help.

It’s not about you.  Suppose your boss shuts down your idea.  You don’t understand why your boss shut it down. 

  • Maybe your boss is too stupid to recognize your great idea.  

  • Maybe you didn’t communicate it effectively.  

Attitudes, Behaviours and Habits Drive Leadership Competencies by Mike Orlov

To be a competent-leader, you need great management-capabilities as well as outstanding attitudes and consistent-behaviours.

There are those who believe it just is not possible to change someone’s attitudes and behaviours. If someone has bad attitudes, then this is something they are going to live with all their life. And bad attitudes will mean poor behaviours and terrible habits.

Systems Thinking and Behaviour Change by Roderic Yapp

This will be the fifth and final article that I am going to write on the subject of resilience. The first three articles attempt to understand the problem from a mental and physical perspective. The fourth article talks about the value of goals, purpose and presence in giving us focus. A focus is essential in helping us to endure life’s challenges and ups and downs.

How to succeed in your career in tech: a female perspective by Nadine Thomson

I recently chaired a panel interviewing inspiring women from different countries and backgrounds who have become recognised technology leaders in their fields. There was a lot of collective wisdom about how these women had navigated their careers and succeeded in becoming technology leaders. Here are three highlights from our conversation with the talented Sabah Carter, CIO of News Corp, Judith van de Pas, CIO of Shell Retail and May Yap, Global CIO of Jabil.

Career paths are not linear

The Joy of Embracing Conflicts by Prasoon Mukherjee

As the saying goes – “conflict is inevitable, combat is optional”.

How often have we been in situations where a brewing conflict has made us nervous, and the general thought that has mostly crossed our mind is to take an alternate route or to lookout for knee-jerk steps to resolve the conflict by patchwork, rather than facing it head on? How often have we found the old text book answers about dealing with conflicts as out of place in practice?

High performance teams in organisations by Neil Crofts

In the world of elite professional sport athletes and teams look for every opportunity to improve physical and psychological performance. Not just for the athletes themselves but for management and operations support as well. Top Formula One teams and Pro Cycling teams expect back office staff and management to pay attention to: Sleep rest and recovery, nutrition, hydration, exercise and mindfulness. These teams provide psychological and physiological coaching and training to team members so that everyone can be at their most effective most of the time.