Do we really need an adaptable reward and recognition system?

Leadership Memo 2021-10 Reward and recognition systems should be adaptable and agile. They need to take contexts into consideration. Why? Because there are up to five generations in the workplace today. We all want the same thing: to be respected,…

Why do we work the way we do, reimagining how work can be like (Part 2)

Leadership Memo 2021-9 In the last Leadership Memo, I challenged us to reassess why we work the way we do, and reimagine what work can look like. I mentioned that after factories became commonplace, people put in place and formalised…

Why do we work the way we do, reimagining how work can be like (Part 1)

Leadership Memo 2021-8 As I mentioned in my previous post titled Watch out for Inequality and Bias for Remote Workers in the Hybrid Office, companies around the world have been contemplating whether they should bring the workers back into the…

Daring you to jump onto the Trojan Horse to lead your Transformation to Agility

Leadership Memo 2021- 7 Has your company gone through transformations? Agile transformation? Digital transformation? How was the experience? Did the transformation stick? What if there is something that would help drive faster and longer lasting (dare I say, permanent!) transformation?…

What are the tips on how to approach diversity and inclusion?

Leadership Memo 2021- 6 It seems like more and more people are talking about diversity and inclusion lately. I did a deep dive on diversity and inclusion separately in the last two Leadership Memos. Click on them if you need…

Inviting and asking people to dance: Diversity and inclusion at work

Leadership Memo 2021-5 What comes to your mind when you hear the term “diversity and inclusion”? Do you think that it’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo? Are you annoyed that you have more boxes to tick? Do you think that…

Asking people to dance: Creating better spaces to be more inclusive at work

Leadership Memo 2021-4 We hear the term “diversity and inclusion” quite a bit recently, but do we really know what that means? Do we know how that applies to our work, regardless of whether it is remote? “Psychological safety” is…

Integrity is not outdated, it’s a crucial leadership quality

Leadership Memo 2021-3 In the past couple Leadership Memos, I recommended a list of essentials that agile leaders do (read the full article in January Memo for a refresh). I also defined the differences between leadership and management: leadership is…

Do you know the difference between leadership and management?

Leadership Memo 2021-2 Last month, I asked, “How do you know you’re a leader?” and I recommended a list of essentials that agile leaders do. This time, I want to get down to the basics. What is the difference between…

How do you know you are a leader?

Leadership Memo 2021-1 Happy New Year! As we start the first week of the new year, new hope and excitement bubbles. However, we’re not that quick to forget the volatility, uncertainties, complexities and ambiguities (VUCA) that we all experienced in…