Tag Archives : Leadership

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…

3 Must-Read Lessons from the Legacy of Google’s HR Chief


Last updated: 5 Aug 2016 What lessons from Google can we learn from the insane number of people experiments run there? Download 50 best quotes from Work Rules  What do we know about working at Google? They became famous for free lunches, dry cleaning, bringing pets to work, the Googleplex, casual everydays. For those who’ve never been into Google, it…

Employee Engagement Recognition

The Right Way to Praise Your People


One of the core pillars of employee engagement is appreciating your employees for good work. Why do so many Asian managers find this hard to do? You know what is cheap? A word of praise, evidence that you’ve noticed one of your employees doing good work. Costs almost nothing, except some attentional resources and a couple of breaths. You know…

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Boss in Bad Times


I published an Op-Ed in the Business Times on this recently (27 Apr 2016, for those that keep these things lying around at home), and more have written on this since then. Click here to download this post as an eBook There isn’t much each individual leader or manager can do about the overall economic conditions. But there are things…