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MORE CREATIVE OR MORE TALENTED?

“See a man who has mastered a weapon, he is humble; in creativity lies such steps to mastery”

Razy Hassan, a great friend from Bangladesh was once thinking about creativity vs talent. He asked me “what is the difference between both or are they the same?” “If not the same, how do you define both?” He requested that I should put up an article on the topic.

This drew me into the world of creativity and talent; made me also put up this question to different professionals and friends.

Talent is a natural, it flows so easily. Talent is like a gift handed over to us, a natural skill. Continue reading MORE CREATIVE OR MORE TALENTED?

3 Reasons Why Meetings Are Regarded As Waste Of Time

Meetings as waste of timeIn many organizations or team, meetings are regarded as terrible sources of man-hour losses while in some others, nothing starts or ends without a meeting. To the ones regarding them as waste of time, they are right and to the ones taking meetings as very important part of activities, they are also right about it.

The rightness of the two groups depend on the groups themselves on the following: Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Meetings Are Regarded As Waste Of Time

Why Great Ideas/Changes Meet Resistance and How to Overcome

The wolf and the pack
Strength of wolf and pack
It is always more like a shock to organizational leaders that changes they, themselves, see beyond every doubt that will be beneficial to their systems meet resistance. The employees and more surprising even the managers object to such changes, upgrades and let us call it improvement. The challenge comes from missing out certain ingredients during planning on how to start the change.


Missing Out Adequate Information Communication.
This can make even the most simple changes look complex. The complex changes, with adequate communication, will look very simple. Thus it is necessary to plan an adequate and comprehensive communication system before initiating a change. In planning the communication system, there are certain loopholes that need to be filled:
 

a. What is in the change for us (personally)? Continue reading Why Great Ideas/Changes Meet Resistance and How to Overcome

THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN LEADERSHIP (AND HOW YOU CAN USE IT TO BECOME A LEADER)

The most important ingredient in leadership and for one to become a leader is TRUST. Most organizations, teams, groups, families, etc. lack leaders but are filled with hierarchically created authorities. Having a power vested on you or a top position does not mean that you are a leader. Leading and commanding/ordering are two different parallel things even though true leaders (with authority) mix up both at certain times.

When you command, people obey out of fear of reprisals but when you lead, people obey out of being inspired. Continue reading THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN LEADERSHIP (AND HOW YOU CAN USE IT TO BECOME A LEADER)