Tag: management

12 Qualities of a True Leader

August 31st, 2014   •   no comments   

12 Qualities of a True Leader
Not exactly the best illustration of leadership (courtesy of Joe Lafferty)

What is true leadership all about? How should a real leader distinguish herself from the rest?

While there are plenty of leadership models around (including some which I have previously blogged about), it may be useful for us to think of true leadership as a list of vital traits which such a person should exemplify.
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The Sales Bible: Book Review

July 9th, 2014   •   no comments   

“Everyone wants to succeed at sales. Most people don’t. It’s not that they can’t. It’s just that they don’t know how.”

Filled with motivational quotes like the ones above, Jeffrey Gitomer’s The Sales Bible is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred compendium of ideas and techniques to boost one’s success in sales.

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How Asian Women Lead: Book Review

June 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

How do Asian women experience leadership? What challenges do they face?

More importantly, how can organisations recognise, nurture and celebrate Asian women leaders?

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Metamorphosis – 5 Life Lessons from Lyssa Zampa

June 6th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Metamorphosis – 5 Life Lessons from Lyssa Zampa 
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I’ve always been fascinated with the metamorphosis of moths and butterflies.

How in the world does an ugly, leaf munching caterpillar transform into a beautiful, flower sipping butterfly?

Or perhaps a handsome tropical swallowtail moth aka Lyssa zampa (in Singapore’s context).
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Transcendental Marketing

June 3rd, 2014   •   no comments   

Transcendental Marketing
Can marketing scale Maslow’s pyramid to achieve transcendence? (courtesy of Prakash Advani)

What is the real purpose of your product or your brand?

Does it meet a customer need? Solve their greatest problem? Eliminate a nagging pain? Or help them to be more productive?
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7 Traits of Successful Adventurers

May 11th, 2014   •   2 comments   


The first guys to scale Mount Everest (courtesy of National Geographic

Imagine for a moment that you’ve set yourself a momentous quest. Like scaling the highest mountain in the world, trekking across the Antarctic on a dog sled, or venturing into the deepest darkest forest of the Amazon.

In the same breath, consider something less physically formidable but perhaps no less challenging. Like undertaking a major project at work, starting a new job, or building a business.
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Why The Best Things In Life Aren’t FREE

May 1st, 2014   •   no comments   

Why the Best Things in Life Aren't Free

FREE. Its a powerful word. Everybody loves freebies.

Besides its a great way to attract customers right?
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The 8 Ds of Great Leaders

March 23rd, 2014   •   1 comment   

Smiling senior Asian businessman offering handshake

Are you ready to be a Great Leader?Designed by Freepik

Leadership is something that many aspire to have but few truly achieve.

It is a long and winding road that requires special qualities which sets these extraordinary human beings from mere mortals. Often, being a leader requires courage, sacrifice and that extra “oomph”.
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Can Small Really Become The New Big?

February 26th, 2014   •   2 comments   


Courtesy of Chorus + Echo

I just read an interesting HBR blog post by Hemant Taneja on The Economies of Unscale. In the post, Taneja claimed that the advent of global manufacturing, trade, and the Internet have created a new playing field for small businesses.

Quoting from the post:

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Like a Virgin by Richard Branson: Book Review

January 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

Richard Branson Like a Virgin Book Review

Courtesy of Vincent Huberta

Everybody knows Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

With an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion, Branson is financially successful beyond anybody’s wildest dreams.
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