Published Articles

June 24, 2016

The Business Journals: How leaders can ‘ask’ their way to transformation

Leadership can make ordinary people do extraordinary things.

This simple yet eloquent depiction of leadership begs the question, “How do effective leaders get their people to deliver superior performance?”

September 04, 2015

The Business Journals: How to use accountability to empower your employees

You must have read about, experienced or perhaps even been a part of organizations that seem to be incapable of taking a false step.

Strategies are executed smoothly and course corrections are made almost on auto pilot. Not only does everyone play their roles as is expected of them, but many willingly go the extra mile to reduce costs, delight customers or do what it takes to enable their organizations to do even better.

December 05, 2014

The Business Journals: Why employee empowerment can lead the way to greater business success

Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

What is empowerment? In simple terms, it’s an umbrella term that includes everything that enhances the capacity of people to make decisions and take actions (including about their own work) that lead to desirable outcomes for the organization.

September 12, 2014

The Business Journals: Aligning an organization requires an effective leader

Faulty business strategies (or their poor implementation) are often identified as the cause of a business organization not achieving its goals. But it’s really the people behind those strategies and their implementation that make or break the strategy.

July 16, 2014

The Business Journals: How to encourage innovation among your employees

Mention the phrase “creativity” in the context of business organizations and many of us will probably equate it with “innovation” and think about companies like Apple, Google, Xerox or 3M.

But organizational creativity is not just about high-profile innovations that lead to industry-disrupting products like iTunes. Nor is it the preserve of the company’s research and development teams. Harnessing employee creativity can be useful even if it is not widely seen by the outside world or results only in incremental changes to the way the organization is run.

June 03, 2014

The Business Journals: How to get employees to align with the company’s mission

Organizational success is often linked to inspiring vision, clear mission, and strong values. But without employee buy-in, these concepts are worthless. Employee engagement is essential to an organization’s success, and alignment is arguably even more important.