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Don’t Be Afraid to Have a Voice: Leadership Insights for Growth and Success with Peppy Dosanjh

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In this episode

In a recent episode of the Leadership Blueprint podcast, Peppy shared valuable insights and advice for aspiring leaders navigating the complexities of human resources, leadership transformation, and change management.

Peppy’s unique background includes neurolinguistic programming, psychology, and Six Sigma certification, providing a rich perspective on leadership and transformation. His journey reflects a diverse experience in various industries, from his early days in headhunting to leading large-scale HR teams in the Middle East for over a decade.

He shares valuable insights on HR’s evolving role in leadership transformation. He emphasizes the importance of creating a strong organizational culture, adapting to changing environments, and the role of internal growth in fostering talent. He also explores the challenges and strategies in mergers and acquisitions, highlighting the need for transparency and open communication.

Sound bites

▶️ “Don’t be afraid to have the conversation”

▶️ “Honesty is the best policy”. Explaining changes, assessing individuals, and providing clarity are crucial to managing organizational transitions effectively.

▶️ “Have a voice in the room” – seek alliances, test ideas with others, and remain inquisitive.

Advice for future leaders

▶️ Embrace Honesty and Transparency: Peppy underscores the importance of honesty and transparency in leadership, especially during challenging times such as mergers and acquisitions. By being open about the situation, assessing everyone’s needs, and providing clear communication on compensation, benefits, and future opportunities, leaders can effectively integrate new team members and foster a culture of trust within the organization.

▶️ Prioritize Continuous Training and Development: Peppy stresses the significance of ongoing training and development initiatives, especially in times of rapid change like the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in training programs, competency mapping, and personalized development plans can help individuals adapt to new roles efficiently and thrive in dynamic environments.

▶️ Cultivate Psychological Safety: Creating a psychological safety net within the organization is crucial, according to Peppy. By establishing an environment where individuals feel safe to make mistakes, share challenges, and engage in open dialogue, leaders can nurture a culture of continuous learning, growth, and mutual support among team members.

About Peppy

Peppy has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources industry, working across 75 jurisdictions and multiple countries. He has a strong background in HR leadership, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, as well as leadership transformation programs. His career journey began in the early 2000s, starting with head hunting and recruitment roles before venturing into leadership positions within renowned companies like Marriott Group and Fairmont. Throughout his career, Peppy has demonstrated a passion for talent development and change management, successfully leading HR teams across various industries and regions. His expertise extends to areas such as neurolinguistic programming, psychology, and Six Sigma practices, reflecting his commitment to continuous learning and professional development. His strategic approach to HR and talent management has played a significant role in driving organizational growth and fostering a culture of excellence.

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