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Shiva Pillay

Shiva Pillay, Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific & Japan at Veeam

How your business can plan for an uncertain future

If anything is certain in this world, it’s the uncertain. ‘Uncertainty’ conjures many negative connotations and these differ amongst each of us, because uncertainty dictates a shift in how we execute our role and responsibilities. For example, for senior business executives uncertainty may mean doubt, risk and mistrust more than anything else given that their remit is ensuring the corporate reputation is intact. Conversely, for entry level professionals, uncertainty may predominantly mean an increase in anxiety, fear and overall stress levels. ...

The one thing all great leaders have in common

As leaders in a world fraught with uncertainty and volatility, we are unable to control external events or circumstances. What we can control however, is the way we interact, react and respond to effort within the workplace. Consistency is defined as, "Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate”. A dependable leader is someone who inspires confidence, autonomy and belief among their peers and staff. Less time worrying about how a leader is going to take charge provides employees more time to focus on growing the business and servicing customers. Just as importantly, the by-product of this is the respect leaders gain from their employees – because inconsistency breeds fear. ...