May 17, 2017
Good Idea Bulb

No good ideas? Here’s how to incorporate innovation into your company’s culture

Management consultant and guru Peter Drucker once said: The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present…the decline will be fast. I have to agree – regardless of the type of industry you are in and your size – innovation is critical to corporate survival. This is the reason why many companies set up R&D departments decades ago with IBM being the pioneer […]
May 17, 2017
Influencing People

How to Influence People and Get What you Want

Influencing people is a form of art. Some people have a natural talent for it simply because of the way they are with people. Most of us, however, need to make an effort and learn how to do it more effectively as it is perhaps one of the most valuable skills one can have – both in business and in life. I want to make a very clear distinction here. I’m talking about influencing, not […]
March 7, 2017

How to deal with conflict (and make the best of it)?

Many people are afraid of conflict because they associate it with negative feelings. It reminds them of the emotions that arise when we need to defend our opinion, the overwhelming desire to make the other person understand us and the frustration when we are not understood. But conflict is not a bad thing in itself. It’s the way we engage in conflict that can be bad because we usually don’t do it constructively. The moment […]