Tag: leadership

Employee Engagement: Lessons From Universal Studios

July 20th, 2011   •   no comments   

Universal Studios Grand Opening - 28 May 2011
Managers should lead by example and be there when it matters (Universal Studios Singapore)

Leadership and management are two of the most difficult tasks any manager needs to do in today’s organisation.

The new rules of work mandate that hierarchical ways of bossing people around will no longer work. Against such a backdrop, how can you and your leadership team engage your team members more effectively and impactfully?
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Lessons in Leadership from Jesus

April 22nd, 2011   •   3 comments   

Lessons in Leadership from Jesus
Jesus displays servant leadership by washing his disciple’s feet (courtesy of Turn Back To God)

A carpenter’s son born in a humble manger, Jesus of Nazareth could hardly be considered a superstar CEO by today’s yardstick.

However, few others have inspired or influenced as many lives as He has.
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Head or Heart? Dilemmas in Management

November 5th, 2010   •   no comments   


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One of the most difficult and perplexing challenge facing leaders and managers today is the trade-off between using one’s head and one’s heart. Should decisions be made purely on a bottom-line basis, or should they be done in the interests of all stakeholders?

As you would have guessed, there are no easy solutions to this, considering the dynamics of the modern organisation and its multiple demands.
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I am Drowning and Need More Staff!

October 14th, 2010   •   1 comment   

Source: RootsWeb.com

One of the most common cries in management – especially in a fast growing economy – is this:

“Help! I need more manpower! Without additional staff to do this and that and that, I’ll be unable to deliver my project/targets/sales figures/etc!”

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Mindfulness and Zen in Management

July 13th, 2010   •   3 comments   

Mindfulness and Zen in Management
Source of image: Mind Revolution

What is the most difficult task as a manager in a corporate organisation?

a) Finding a way to fund your projects, justify ROI and achieve your KPIs?

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Your Most Important Customers

June 2nd, 2010   •   no comments   


With courtesy from Starfleetyachts.com

Who should you pay the most attention to in your organisation?

A) The guy or girl who makes a purchase of your product or service.
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The Art of Good Governance

March 20th, 2010   •   no comments   


(Source: SCCCI)

How should board directors carry out their duties as arbiters of public trust? What should companies do to boost performance while ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place? In an age of increasing dissatisfaction over how companies and charities are governed, how does one balance the need for innovation with control?

To find out the answers to these questions (and more), I signed up for a talk organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday by Mr JY Pillay, Chairman of the Singapore Exchange, who spoke about corporate governance and its implications for both public-listed firms and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Mr Pillay is one of the movers and shakers in Singapore, and has helmed various leading organisations as the former chairman of Singapore Airlines, Temasek Holdings and DBS Bank, amongst others.
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Of Tribes, Leaders and Heretics

July 12th, 2009   •   1 comment   

I just completed marketing maven Seth Godin’s book on leadership titled “Tribes – We Need You to Lead Us”.

As a long-time fan of “Sethology”, I have always marvelled at his cutting edge ideas and thought provoking approaches to marketing, lapping up past works like “Purple Cow”, “The Big Moo”, “The Dip” and “Meatball Sundae”. I am also an avid reader of his wonderfully written blog, which is a must-visit site on my list of must-visit sites.

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Lessons in Leadership from Don Quixote

March 22nd, 2009   •   2 comments   

Don Quixote Attacking The Windmill

Don Quixote Attacking The Windmill (source of image)

What could a short-sighted, slightly insane and fictitious “knight” from Spain teach us about leadership? Quite a bit apparently, especially if your heart for leadership has grown cold.

One of the greatest fictional works in the late 16th century by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote told the story of a seemingly deranged middle-aged retiree in his 50s who became obsessed with tales of knighthood, fantasy and chivalry.
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