It is hard to cook a dish properly if you’re missing a key ingredient. And yet businesses often wonder why they have trouble getting innovation right. They know they need creative thinking– and lots of it. But they often lack…Read Full Post..
The cost of poor communication in organizations is very high. In a 2008 whitepaper by IDC, the cost of employee misunderstanding and poor communication in US and UK businesses was estimated at US$37 billion! Another whitepaper from Project Management Institute’s…Read Full Post..
Even when organizations have great ideas, they fail to transform their creative ideas into results that market demands. Creative ideas need to be complemented with critical thinking. But even before that, organizations need something fundamental for innovation to happen. What…Read Full Post..
We live in a world of work that requires creativity. In a creative economy, success largely depends on new ideas, new ways to think and do the work. In this world of work, creativity is not confined to just those…Read Full Post..
Conflicts are inevitable at workplace because of various factors including personal differences, conflicting goals, uncertainty and lack of clarity. If not handled well, these conflicts can prove costly and damage the social fabric of a team or organization. When confronted…Read Full Post..
A few years back, I was interviewing a candidate for a senior technical position. During our interaction, all his responses were tied to how things were done in the organization he was currently working with. He was so immersed in…Read Full Post..
When presenting the case for critical thinking, we often hear a contrarian view about emotional intelligence – that critical thinking is important but we also need leaders to be emotionally intelligent. There is no doubt that in a highly knowledge…Read Full Post..
In an organizational context, middle managers are the glue that binds strategy at the top with execution on the floor. The role of middle managers is very crucial because they run their projects, handle departments and manage people. This also…Read Full Post..
Ability to think rationally and critically is one of the most important leadership skills and for the leader, thinking objectively is not just a skill, but also an obligation to the people they lead. People rely on a leader’s judgment…Read Full Post..
The fear to change was born from the assumption about negative impact of digital photography. Worst yet, no one recognized that they were assuming. They did not allow any arguments for and against digital photography. Conclusion to not consider digital photography as a way forward was drawn purely based on emotions…Read Full Post..