All posts by Tom Verghese

Building Culture in Remote Teams

Building Culture in Remote Teams

In this episode, Tom talks about some of the key things that a leader must be mindful of in order to build and nurture a positive workplace culture in remote teams. Building Culture in Remote Teams Be clear about the purpose of the organisation. Be clear about your strategy and appreciate your team’s role in […]

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COLLABORATION

I’ve been working with a leadership team and one of the topics we were discussing was collaboration. There are six leaders on the team, and each of them has a particular function that they are in charge of. Of course, they are siloed in terms of having responsibility for their particular area. Nevertheless, because they […]

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams in Times of Uncertainty

Leading Cross-Cultural Teams in Times of Uncertainty

In this episode, Tom discusses how leaders can effectively lead and manage remote teams in times of uncertainty.  Leading Cross-Cultural Teams in Times of Uncertainty We are living in a VUCA world – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity. Some cultures have a high level of uncertainty avoidance. They are far more resistant to change compared to […]

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CASCADING YOUR LEARNING

A client that I was working with brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team. The operating principles were three values we came up with. One of the participants really liked this idea and therefore, when he went back to his office, he […]

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Hardiness

Hardiness

In this episode, Tom discusses why it’s important for leaders to demonstrate a sense of hardiness, especially when working across different cultures. Hardiness Hardiness means being tough, resilient, and having the ability to bounce back. As a leader, it’s important to really understand what your motivations are when you are looking to expand your practice […]

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REFLECTION

There was a global leader who went to see a wise old woman in the Himalayas, and he said to her ‘Momma G,’ which is obviously a respectful term. ‘Momma G, I’m very, very busy. What can I do to have more peace in my life?? To be less busy?’ And she said to him, […]

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Market Entry Preparations

Market Entry Preparations

In this episode, Tom discusses how business leaders can successfully navigate the process of expanding to new markets and prepare their teams for it. Market Entry Preparations Organisational culture fit is critical. Every organisation has its own culture ad so it’s important to look at how that is going blend with each other when working […]

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LEADING WITH COURAGE

I was working recently at a refinery, doing some work with a leadership team. The person in charge of the refinery was new in the role and had been there four months. He had changed the composition of his team, he’d brought in some new people, he’d promoted some people, removed some older people, and […]

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Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

In this episode, Tom discusses how leaders can create a more equitable workplace culture by being aware of the unintended consequences of our actions. Unintended Consequences A whisper at the top becomes a shout at the bottom. As a leader, you want to have the right person for the job and you want to ensure […]

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BUILDING ON STRENGTH

As part of my own professional development, I’m doing a program with an organisation. It’s really about how I can become better at what I do. I think it’s always important as someone who facilitates and talks about improvement in others, that I am constantly looking at improving myself. So, I spend a fair amount […]

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