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Why the Best Leaders Never Lower the Bar

The pressure was on. The ‘critical tasks’ list had piled up for the whole team and the deadline was quickly approaching. It seemed every single day the last three weeks were mission critical. It was late afternoon when I took a quick break to observe my team. What I saw was the opposite of a team motivated by our looming deadline.

4 months

Creating an Effective Shift Swapping Policy

From time to time, your employees may end up needing to swap shifts. This is not an uncommon occurrence, but if you don’t have the right systems in place, even a seemingly innocuous and routine procedure could end up causing a major headache for management.

4 months

Digital in 2018 Report: Internet Users Pass the 4 Billion Mark

The new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that there are now more than 4 billion people around the world using the internet.

4 months

Digital Essentials: Where to Focus Your Marketing Activities Over The Next Few Months

Since we published our Digital in 2018 reports back in January, I've been travelling around the world presenting our key findings, trends, and highlights with the teams at We Are Social and Hootsuite.

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How the Best Leaders Conduct Successful Performance Reviews

The thinking and policies regarding performance reviews have experienced a shift within organizations. HR researcher Josh Bersin estimated as many as 70 percent of multinational companies are moving away from the outdated annual review approach to performance management. In the last five years, corporations including GE, Adobe, Microsoft, and Dell have axed annual performance reviews.

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How to Fire Someone the Right Way

You’re faced with the challenge of having to fire someone. Maybe you’ve reprimanded the employee multiple times and they’re not learning from their mistakes. It could also be that they’re not delivering the quality of work expected, or they don’t get along with the other staff.

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How Perceptions Hamper Career Growth

Have you ever felt a victim at work due to others perception about you? I know it’s convenient to say yes and score a brownie point for yourself and play ‘victim’. I haven’t felt victimized but I am sure that in my long career 'some' of my intra organisation growth or the lack of it must have happened based on ‘others’ perception about me.