Financial Wellbeing

You may not be able to pay your employees more, but you can at least help them feel better about what they have and what they do with it. A recent article about individual financial health in the United States revealed that most people know relatively little about how to manage their money, and they […]

Read More

Pop Quiz

Here’s a quick quiz: ask yourself, “Why should anyone follow me?” If you are in a leadership position, it’s a good thing to be able to answer. If you aspire to be a leader, it can give you some direction as you develop your abilities. How you answer this question (if you are honest about […]

Read More

Design Thinking on PMTV

We have been pleased to partner with Sam Neo and the team at People Mentality of Singapore, learning from them and hopefully working on some projects together this year. They have just launched People Mentality TV, a new show on YouTube, and their first interview is with Tim Schuurman of DesignThinkers Academy. Sam and Tim […]

Read More

Diversity as a Value-Adder

The issue of workplace diversity has been an important one for many years. While the focus of diversity efforts shifts over time, and may vary depending upon the region where it’s discussed, the goal of your diversity initiatives should be the same regardless of whether your emphasis is on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education level, […]

Read More

Cultural Breakfast

Nobody knows for sure if management expert Peter Drucker ever really said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but he certainly believed in the idea. Why? Because it’s very, very, very much true; no matter what strategy you think you are following, if the culture that emerges is contrary to it, then culture will win every […]

Read More

Preparing for Change

This article on leading change highlights the need to prepare and suggests 4 P’s in that preparation: Purpose – know what you want the company to look like after the transformation (and the most enlightening purpose involves more than just financial returns) People – your best people for today might not be the best people […]

Read More

We Are Different…Or Are We?

When leaders in Asian companies are comparing their working environment to Western firms, they often say, “We are different.” That is, the culture is different, the structures are different, the expectations are different…you get the idea. While there are certainly cultural differences between Asia and the West (and you really need to look at individual […]

Read More

Allow People to Fail

If you say you want innovation, but you punish people for failure, you are sending mixed messages, and your employees will follow your actions more quickly than they will follow your words. By its nature, innovation requires people to try new, untested ideas and see if they work. Some will, some won’t. If you reward […]

Read More

Are They Ready for the Changes?

When we talk about change in an organization, it doesn’t just mean employees doing their jobs differently; instead, it often means doing different jobs. An article in Singapore Business Review described the results of an interesting study of companies there. They noted that “43% of executives predict at least one in five roles in their […]

Read More

Watching for Burnout

Post Image

Demands for growth and new challenges at every turn can make things very stressful for your employees. Some people handle stress well, some don’t, but even those who handle it well have to spend some time and energy dealing with it. This infographic, created by Ciara Morrison and recently shared on Human Resources Online, offers […]

Read More