How to Lead and Communicate by Actions

The methods of communication for business leaders have multiplied over the years. Some are more effective than others. For messages related to challenging changes, you want to connect with the hearts and minds of the employees. Gaining trust in the communication process is crucial. It is difficult to convince employees… [More]

How to Expedite Technology Adoption in Your Business

As businesses implement technologies to transform their operations, the effectiveness of technology adoption by employees has a direct impact on success. Some businesses might choose a languid pace to minimize resistance, hoping that would ease the fear and stress that come with the transition. Change management remains a challenge despite… [More]

Going Slow with People to Go Fast

Business transformation presents significant changes to an organization. These changes span from a new customer support channel to a complete overhaul of the operations. The transition could be a journey bombarded with unexpected hurdles, dampening morale and productivity. Most of the time, the technical side of change, which includes the… [More]

How to Leverage the Expertise of SMEs

Subject matter experts (SME) are assets for a business. They have expansive knowledge and experience in specific subject areas. Their expertise is often built over time from hands on experiences. Here are seven ways to leverage their expertise: Problem solving. With her in-depth experience and knowledge, a SME can easily… [More]

Workload and Productivity Assessment

A manager for a benefit administration team wants to assess the workload and productivity of her team. The team has data on the volume of transactions it processes. However, there has been no tracking of the time spent on various tasks. The manager gathers her team of six to discuss… [More]

How a Strong Leader Leads

Do you work for a strong leader? Are you a strong leader yourself? The following lists some of the key qualities of a leader and how they manifest through the respective leadership. Working for a weak leader could be frustrating because the unpredictable actions could leave you battle through a… [More]

Accountability is a Two-way Obligation

Getting work done is good. Meeting target performance is better. Taking pride in working together to fulfil mandate is excellent. Achieving the latter requires the assignor and the assignee to have a clear understanding of the goal and do their best to fulfil what each is accountable for. Accountability is… [More]

5 Ways to Help Your Team Deliver Its Target

January has gone by quickly. Are you making headway with delivering the target performance for the year? Some companies set audacious goals while others choose to raise the bar with steady increments. Regardless of the target level, business leaders need to ensure that their teams have what they need to… [More]

Aligning Team KPIs with Strategy

As the new year kicks into gear, companies are busy with setting goals. At the corporate level, targets relating to revenue, expenses, market share, and other high level goals are set. To support these goals, each team in the company needs to work cohesively. This requires establishing team targets that… [More]

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