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You Can’t Achieve Your Goals Without the Right Support

You Can’t Achieve Your Goals Without the Right Support In our daily quests to achieve our goals, it is clearer more often than not that we need a hand to push us whenever we feel reluctant to carry on. Being surrounded by the right people who give us the so much needed advice in times of despair means a lot in propelling us towards whatever we set out to achieve. Support can be in many forms. We can have our own self-support groups which motivate us to change our habits, learn new things, or even plan...

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Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management

Attracting and retaining top millennial talents has become one of the latest trends. Most of the successful organizations such as G adventures, Google, and Hootsuite are filled with millennials who have special skills and talents. One of us, Elizabeth, wrote this letter to shade some light on what top millennials want and how leaders can ignite the “energy of a thousand suns.” “You hired us due to the different unique abilities we posses. We are six months into working and giving all we have when suddenly we quit. Though, you still need us since we are...

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Book Review: Good to Great

Good to Great by Jim Collins was published in 2001 and it is regarded as a modern classic of management theory. He discussed and identified some key factors that can convert good or average companies into a great company. Collins selected various companies like Abbott, Well Fargo, Phillip Morris, Circuit City, Kimberly-Clark and many others to show that these companies have sustained their growth as compared to other companies in the market. He explained through various facts and figures that companies who have transformed from Good to Great are those companies who have followed three main rules....

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

Many folks in the society try to be hyper-productive. These folks associate being ever busy with success. Though to some extent this notion is true, it is also misleading as individuals feel less productive if they are not busy. Instead of this I choose the working smarter, not harder notion. Instead of working as a robot, I try to be thoughtful on my tasks and always see how I can simplify work within a short period so as to achieve more. I have compiled this list of 21 tips that will enable you to work...

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Book Review: Drive -The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink’s book Drive –The surprising truth about what motivates us illustrates that most people think that money is the only reward to motivate people. In most cases giving carrot and stick approach to motivate people is wrong and giving same punishment and reward options over and over again will not bring best performance out of people. He states that “The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and...

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