Building a Winning Team is So Damn Hard

Posted on: June 9, 2021 at 4:20 am, in

With all of the forces affecting the business cycle, companies typically focus human resource management on hiring plans, competitive strategy, and resource allocation. Is this leading to a winning team or just creating a mediocre organization? Most organizations get distracted, lose perspective, or let biases cloud decisions when picking the best talent. Winning teams must […]

Synergistic Leaders

Posted on: June 2, 2021 at 4:25 am, in

A few years back, when I entered my office, I heard a voice addressing me as “Boss” I looked back and saw a manager from my finance department, who wanted to hand over some reports. I asked myself why people use the term Boss – the most abused term in the corporate world. In the […]

The Time I Almost Let Bias Remove a Star Performer from my Team

Posted on: May 26, 2021 at 4:28 am, in

Everyone has personal biases to some degree, and they are deeply embedded. For example, some people in a project group may quickly conclude that a colleague who is a frequent party goer is considered a low productivity team member. Any employee of the company who takes more vacation time than the other may be perceived […]

Leadership in Digital World – A perspective

Posted on: May 19, 2021 at 4:33 am, in

Leaders need to develop new skills and focus on organization culture and people if they must succeed in guiding their organization into the uncertain future digital world. Today, almost all organizations need a leader who has the knowledge and skills to integrate the needs of the legacy business with the new expectations created by digitization. […]

Is Age Bias in Leadership Real?

Posted on: May 12, 2021 at 4:35 am, in

During a recent business networking reception in Chicago, I met Charles, an old friend of mine. A few weeks back, he was a senior executive of an IT company focused on hospitality solutions in the Midwest. Over a glass of wine, he shared that his company CEO was making changes in the executive management team […]