Creating an empowering environment for all employees is a critical role for a leader. Here are 4 ways to lead confidently when your team has more experience and industry knowledge than you. In my work with leaders, I often see that one of their struggles in transitioning to a new job is managing team members … Continue reading The Empowering Leader: How to Inspire People With More Experience Than You
Change is no longer a single, linear event. The complexities of globalization have created multiple layers of disruption and we need to keep up with the pace. Unlearning refers to the intentional disruption of well-established thoughts and behaviors for the purpose of learning something new. It empowers us to adapt to rapid changes in our … Continue reading Unlearning: A Tool to Navigate Change
The shift from managing ourselves to managing other people will be one of our biggest career challenges. A proper transition process is necessary to succeed as a new manager. Here is what’s at stake during this change and how to prepare yourself to be an effective leader. Change is the only constant, and how we manage … Continue reading Transitioning to Thrive as a First-Time Manager
Many aspire to be a leader. Others regard themselves as a leader. But in reality, many of these leaders are spending more time managing than leading. Change management expert John Kotter observes that most companies are over-managed and underled. Why such a comment? Kotter lists out three significant differences between a leader and a manager. They … Continue reading Leader vs. Manager: Is There a Difference?
Compassion towards others is often considered a virtue. We are quick to praise those who show compassion towards others. But compassion towards oneself is being misconstrued as selfish, self-centered, or even self-indulgent. This misunderstanding is causing many managers burnout. Research shows that a higher self-compassion directly relates to good mental health and even achievement-related outcomes. … Continue reading Self-compassion: Vital for Leadership
Managing conflict is already a hard-enough skill for many managers, let alone managing conflicts across cultures! However, the ability to resolve cross-cultural conflict is becoming critical as global teams become more prevalent in the corporate landscape. Different cultures approach conflicts differently. For example, Lee, from Asia, mostly chooses to tone down disputes to maintain harmony. On … Continue reading Resolving Conflicts in a Global Team
Giving negative feedback across cultures takes more than using an understandable language. It’s even more than using the right words. It has to do with how directly you deliver your feedback. American has a unique culture in delivering negative feedback. Even though American culture is considered a direct one, it is less straightforward than most … Continue reading Giving Negative Feedback Across Cultures