January 24, 2015

Leadership in 2015: 7 Most Needed Skills

Recently, I had the opportunity to be a part of the 2015 goal setting and forecasting for an information technology company. While observing the room full of very smart executives, I could not stop thinking what skill set this organization will need within the leadership and management team to move in the right direction. To implement the goals and objectives according to the newly adopted plan, it was evident to everyone in the room that a new process, strategy, and execution plan would be needed. Before the long meeting was over, the whiteboard outline reflected essential ways to drive the results, in addition to a new proposed strategic approach. Later in a day, during our conversation in more informal settings outside of the conference room, I was asked to share my opinion on the top leadership skills needed to accomplish these objectives in 2015. After reflecting for a moment, I […]
August 16, 2015

Branding 4.0: Are You An Irresistible “Glocal” Brand Part II

When and why branding is such a hot topic? Simply, due to constant change based on what the market is doing it is hard to come up with success recipe that will take you where you are today quickly to where you want to be. The key ingredient in the Branding 4.0 recipe is consistent communication. The effective communication from leaders of the company to employees, and from the employees to consumers is essential. But what is often overlooked is communication from consumers back to not only employees but also to executive leadership to drive needed change by staying relevant and innovative. The best ways to get started in creating and sustaining your company’s image is: 1. Authentic Message: Making sure that your brand is congruent with your company’s culture by staying agile while constantly improving and moving your core message across new channels. 2. Customer Feedback: Knowing what your […]
May 17, 2016

How to Thrive As Executive Leader TODAY

In different or difficult circumstances, we are challenged or called for various leadership skills, especially “take-charge leadership.” Since everything around us is so rapidly changing, it calls for high performance in C-Suite, in addition to consulting the world to assist talent, teams, and organizational transformation effectively. But to navigate the unexpected changes or disruptions, it calls more than anything for sound decision and execution with integrity and high ethical standards and reputation. The exact reasons behind this should not be the speed of communication and social media exposure but true 24/7 thought leadership traits. When you do the right thing, nothing is left to worry! Today, success on big accounts will not fully unfold if organizations are only seeking someone’s talent or skill, without looking into their personality. Nothing great is achieved without effort or commitment! And that effort and dedication need to come from the team, especially the leadership […]