The resource most in short supply of, in the corporate world (and indeed, in the world, at large, as well), today, is a steady supply of strong leaders and sound leadership. With strong intent, absolute focus, and sustained efforts, anyone can become a leader.
When it comes to employee happiness, 67 per cent of full-time employees with access to free food at work are ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ happy at their current job, according to a SnackNation study. Why should employers worry about feeding their employees? And then, why do companies like Google and Facebook use it as a way to attract and retain top talent.
In addition to boosting your team’s morale and motivation, public recognition reinforces that you are paying attention to—and are in full support of—their endeavours. Even minor expressions of gratitude can have a meaningful impact on those who receive them.
Creating a loving organisation is a conscious choice that requires deep introspection and intentional work. Leaders who exhibit strong self-awareness and are comfortable in their own skin are in tune with their emotions and feelings.
Most of the published literature has focused on why meetings fail or succeed, scheduling meetings efficiently, planning for a successful committee meeting, etc. Emphasis is now on how to make the best of a meeting. Sufficient focus is not espoused on the leadership dimension, a key aspect for effectiveness.
It has been the toughest of times-leading through a pandemic. But what can we learn from what we have all been through? How will it change us as leaders? And how should we lead out of lockdown? These are just some of the questions that we believe leaders should be pausing to ask themselves.
As COVID-19 has created a lasting impact of life, business, culture, etc., the traditional working model is losing ground and is struggling to transform and manage their distributed workforce. This changing work terrain calls for a changed transformational leadership model that is servant-based.
While navigating organisational challenges the one thread that weaves together the whole experience is the unbridled power of good communication and storytelling. But if communication is so important, and we are more interconnected than ever before, then why are most managers and leaders so bad at it?