Author Archives : Catherine Cheong

7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review


For many companies, it’s that time of the year again. Bonus season. It’s hard to decide which is worse: explaining a bonus payout to staff who think they should’ve done better, or listening to your boss giving you reasons why you didn’t qualify for a better payout. However, as much as everyone loathes doing performance reviews, they are a necessary…

Quick Wins

The Truth About the Secret Psychology of Quick Wins


Last updated: 11 Oct 2016 The psychology of quick wins has become popular these days among business leaders, behavioural economists and psychologists. The idea is rather simple. If employees see quick yet incremental progress in their work (which get celebrated as “wins”), they will feel motivated, be more engaged and, ultimately, become more productive. The theory of repeating certain behaviour followed…

5 Cognitive Biases

5 Cognitive Biases that can Fail You as a Leader


Last updated: 13 Sep 2016 Did you know that we make hundreds or even thousands of decisions every day? From which shoes to wear to massive business decisions that could impact the lives of thousands of employees. So how do we really make these decisions? What are some cognitive biases to beware of and how can we maximise the chance…