Tag: human resource management

The most powerful influencers for your brand

July 8th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Image from Bottle Uncorked

What is the best way for companies to harness the power of social influence?

Is it in having a beautifully designed and SEO ready website? Nah. Everybody would already have done it, one way or another.
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Why We Need to Ask the Right Questions

June 12th, 2015   •   no comments   

Asking the Right Questions
Courtesy of Life Hacks

Do you know what’s the best way to generate great ideas? Or find the solutions to that nagging problem?

Simple. Start by asking the right questions.
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The Heart of Singapore’s Productivity Challenge

January 14th, 2015   •   no comments   

Flying Robots Singapore

Flying robot waiters are nifty, but are they enough? (courtesy of RT.com)

How can we raise Singapore’s productivity? That is the multi-billion dollar question.

A recent report in Business Times offered suggestions by economists to lower the steep productivity growth targets for Singapore from 2-3 percent per annum to 1-1.5 percent. Various suggestions such as supporting Research & Development for the PIC scheme (which IRAS already supports by the way), and offering discounts for not hitting the foreign worker hiring ratio were suggested.
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Are You a Promoter or a Preventer?

September 15th, 2013   •   no comments   

How much risk are you willing to take? (courtesy of Condominium Insurance Review)

In life and at work, there are two kinds of people. That is, if you believe psychologists Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins in their fascinating article in HBR.

The first, promotion-focused people, see their goals as a way to advance forward. They zoom in on the rewards that can be realised when goals are achieved. Eager to “play to win”, they like to dream big and stretch their imaginations in whatever they do.
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The Gamification of Work

July 17th, 2013   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Blanco River Lodge

How do you distinguish between work and play? Are they really that different?

Consider this:

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Execution – The Discipline of Getting Things Done: Book Review

September 17th, 2012   •   1 comment   

How do companies like GE, Wal-Mart and Honeywell succeed? What is the secret of Jack Welch, one of the most legendary CEO in the business world today?

The secret, according to Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, is Execution. Subtitled The Discipline of Getting Things Done, the New York Times bestseller emphasises the importance of execution in business, how companies with an execution culture conduct their business affairs, and its three core processes: people, strategy and operations.
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What is Your Employee Value Proposition?

September 10th, 2012   •   no comments   

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In the world of business, we’re often focused on our customer value proposition. What makes our products or services stand out in the marketplace? How do we draw the right customers at the right price?

The unfortunate thing, however, is that we often neglect to pay attention to the most important stakeholders in our organisation.

Namely, our employees.
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Talent is Overrated: Book Review

August 10th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Bruce Lee Quote Deliberate Practice

Bruce Lee obviously knows the value of deliberate practice.

How does one become a world class performer in any field? Can we improve our chances of success despite being born to adverse conditions?

With an eye-catching title and an alluring subtitle – “What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” – Fortune editor-at-large Geoff Colvin’s book “Talent is Overrated” provides excellent food for thought in today’s knowledge economy.
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The Science of Great Teams

June 26th, 2012   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Blaze Institute

Why do some teams produce outstanding results while others lag behind given similar resources?

The secret, according to “The New Science of Building Great Teams” in Harvard Business Review, is that successful teams have higher energy, are more engaged, and spend more time exploring outside the group. These patterns of communication and interaction are strongly correlated with performance metrics such as the average handling time in a bank’s call centre.
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Extreme Focus: A Book Review

May 8th, 2012   •   no comments   

Michael Jordan an exemplar of Extreme Focus

Michael Jordan: a proponent of Extreme Focus (source of image)

How does one truly achieve one’s dreams? What are the secrets behind ultra-successful folks who make a “dent in the Universe”?

The answer according to NBA Orlando Magic’s Senior Vice President Pat Williams and author Jim Denney is “Extreme Focus”.
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