Leaders need to know when to shut up. Leaders rise through the ranks because they’re good at adding value. Their ideas boost the bottom line, time and again. But there comes a point when a leader’s relentless need to add value to every discussion becomes a liability. Several years ago, I had dinner ...
May 3, 2018Lumesse Africa
Managers should be encouraged and empowered to “celebrate the heck out of success” Effective management through encouraging, identifying and rewarding staff effort and loyalty is becoming increasingly important in the workplace, according to O.C. Tanner executive vice president David Sturt. The author of New York Times bestseller Great Work: How to ...
December 12, 2017Lumesse Africa
Are you reading this blog bored at work? Perhaps you don’t feel like your company truly engages you at work. Or, (here’s the big one) can you truly say you love your job? There’s a reason we ask. 16% of the US workforce are actively disengaged – they’re miserable in the ...
December 6, 2017Lumesse Africa
Author: Mayur Ramgir Great leaders are in great demand, whether a coach for a football team, a CEO for a corporation or a general for the Army. But in many cases people are mistaken about what makes a good leader. Often, leadership is viewed as being able to establish resources and priorities to ...
October 10, 2017Lumesse Africa
Performance management has come to mean many things to many people. Some take it to be the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees, others feel it’s strictly the domain of Human Resources professionals. Whoever is in charge, performance management touches many areas of the world of work. Employee or performance ...
May 19, 2017Lumesse Africa
It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some unpleasant ...
May 17, 2017Lumesse Africa
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some way. And I’m not the only person who believed that. In fact, ...
March 29, 2017Lumesse Africa