Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Look at the comparison between two learning & development models: Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation Model versus Successive Approximation Model.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Do you know who will replace your top executives once they're retired?
The Oil & Gas industry has reached the edge of a demographic cliff. It's clear that the only way to minimize the leadership losses is through a solid succession planning program that is able to deliver the desired next generation of leaders.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
A colleague of mine has just returned from our office in India. He was leading our sales office for six months and now is heading to another of our sales offices – this time in Hungary. After I asked him about his Indian experience, he told me that it was nice, but six months was enough. It made me think about my six-month stay in India some years ago; also visiting the sales office of our company.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
"No, it's not going to be fine. Change is never fine; they say it is, but it's not."
By quoting Dr. Sheldon Cooper, a character from one of my favorite American sitcoms The Big Bang Theory, I would like to point out that humans are creatures of habit. We like to have our coffee at the same time of the day, we like to put our furniture and other possessions in the same places and keep them there forever and some of us even like to have the same haircut for a long period of time. There is nothing wrong with that. Without some system and habits the world would burst into anarchy. But still, everything should have its limits... So how can we be scared of change and at the same time scared of falling into a rut?
Monday, 21 July 2014
Imagine being a parent (or if you already are just continue reading) struggling to pass on knowledge you've gained throughout your life to your kids. You want them to be at least as successful as you are with good prospects of exceeding your imprint on the surface of the world. How would you do that? Meet them in a cosy living room, show them numbers, charts, flip boards, presentations... and tell them to write down notes, otherwise they won't pass a test? I hardly think so. And what if they're not gifted enough and aren’t able to perform at a level of quality as you did. In fact, this issue of knowledge -passing and building a solid foundation for successful professional and personal growth - seems to have a lot of pitfalls right from the outset.