Templar Advisors is pleased to announce its expansion into Singapore. The office will be led by Neal Thapar who has spent the past 17 years in the banking industry in senior client-facing roles at both Citi and J.P. Morgan.
Business Brain is a think tank we’ve been running for the past two years where we discuss and explore topics on leadership, diversity, performance and neuroscience. Roundtable events take place regularly in London and New York but last month saw the inaugural Business Brain event in Sydney, Australia.
Presence is a balance between warmth and strength. Like any balancing act, this can be tricky – easy to tip in favour of one aspect or the other. Indeed, it depends on the situation, the context and the personalities involved. Planning and preparation will play a part, but so does agility, flexibility and the confidence to adapt in the moment.
In your relationship with other people, do you take into consideration how they may feel about what you do and say to them? Can you read people well and approach them in ways that generate the best outcome for them? Do you make sure that everybody agrees and is happy with your decisions? Effective leaders need the right amount of Interpersonal Sensitivity. Too much, and they’ll compromise the team’s objectives; too little, and they’ll demotivate their followers.
We've observed and advised dozens of pitch and review meeting rehearsals and far too many focus exclusively on data and rational evidence. Of course these are vital: but also necessary is an understanding of psychology and decision making on the other side of the table. This component becomes more important as the number of strategies proliferates and competition intensifies.