Communication skills are natural to us. But as time passes by we lose them. How can we get them back?
Should leaders focus on the long-run potential of their people or short-run outcomes? Amun Thapa shares his view on how leaders can balance good results with great candidates.
Communication is an indispensable tool for a leader, but silence is a machine in a class of its own.
One thing we Nepalese are really good at is ‘being late.’ How many times have you attended a corporate event that has started on time? Probably none. How many times have you waited for someone to arrive for a meeting to start on time? Probably a lot of times. To conclude, we are all used to what is called ‘Nepali time.’
The third Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award(SNASEA) 2013 concluded on 28 March, following a country-wide search for the most deserving social entrepreneurs.
A while back, I and my business partner, Suraj along with another entrepreneur/leader, Pukar Malla were discussing about the challenges of being a start-up entrepreneur. And Pukar came up with this fascinating explanation; he said “it is like you’re climbing this huge mountain and you can feel how it is going to be standing on top of it. You’re struggling but you move on. But you have this group of men and women travelling with you. They are tired and want to quit. But your job as a leader is to keep them motivated, keep them united until you reach the top. And once they’re on the top, the next thing they would want to do is climb another mountain.”
It is easy for employers, especially new ones like me, to assume that money is the main motivation for an employee. Though the assumption may be correct in some cases, in most it is just a rookie mistake.
An organization without any kind of dispute is as imaginary as a unicorn. Every organization has to face them at some point, so read on to find how to resolve disputes at work.
So the goal you set out for your company wasn’t met. The problem: your employee’s incompetence. The challenge: To tell it to their faces without your employee wanting to quit his job at the end.
lot of times, I get asked the same question, “What is the most difficult task in operating a venture?” And I come with the same answer all the time, “to delegate responsibilities and to ensure work is being executed as planned and still not be called a jerk.”
Can the idea generators and the innovators behind a company also lead a startup to maturity? Can an entrepreneur be a leader and vice-versa? Is it necessary that an entrepreneur have a leadership skill to do well? Perhaps the answer lies in a greyer area.
Brijen Joshi helped introduce Startup Weekend in Nepal, a great platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. From experience learning that takes a few years to a lifetime, Nepal is witnessing the development of a support structure which is not only a learning platform but also a networking platform with established personnel from various fi elds shortening and allowing pragmatic approaches to start and succeed with your startup.
Your mind goes blank, you get butterflies in your stomach, you sweat and you start to twitch. Public speaking- we’ve all been there and it’s okay to feel that way before addressing a large group of people. The good news is you can overcome this fear with a bit of preparation and a whole lot of practice. Get started.
Do you regard celebrating after an achievement at work as an expense you can do without? Bad idea. Celebrate your successes and reap the benefits by becoming a better entrepreneur and encouraging team spirit too.
A chief concern for an entrepreneur may be the type of relationship he has with each individual employee. Not paying attention to an employee and worried it might affect their work? You should be. We tackle ways in which the leader of the team can cultivate a better relationship with his employees.
Creating what you envison drives most entrepreneurs. Transforming an idea into a successful business however, is a continual process that consists of many stages.
Is training your team enough to get the most out of them? What other factors can help inspire your team and allow them to reveal their true potential? An entrepreneur reflects on personal experiences and gives us some pointers on the topic.
How important is trust to any new or established venture? What are the benefits of promoting trust at the workplace? Two organizations tried out unique and risqué ideas to get ahead in the game.