Tag: organisational development

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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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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The 5 Levels of Leadership: Book Review

October 2nd, 2013   •   3 comments   

How are peak leaders developed? What differentiates a superstar CEO like Jack Welch from other less extraordinary leaders?

The answer, according to bestselling author John C. Maxwell, lies in The 5 Levels of Leadership. Focused on growing one’s leadership potential in a tiered manner, the book provides pragmatic steps to scale the leadership ladder while achieving lasting impact on one’s organisation and followers.
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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 Basics of Organisational Behaviour

November 5th, 2012   •   no comments   

A screaming staff beckons deeper investigation (courtesy of Bay Integrated Marketing)

Have you wondered why your colleague is so irritating? Pissed off by a boss who seem to disagree with everything you propose? Or frustrated by a “stubborn” subordinate who only wants to do things his way?

If you hope to improve your working environment (assuming you do not want to quit), it may be useful to consider the three key variables determining how your organisation behaves. These are its Beliefs, Values and Attitudes as represented in the chart below (thanks to Docmo).
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Six Tips to Raise Productivity in Singapore

September 19th, 2012   •   2 comments   

Teamy the Bee (courtesy of Singapore Visual Archive)

Teamy the Bee should be worried.

Labour productivity in Singapore has dropped by 1.9% in the last quarter, making it the 3rd quarter by quarter decline. With the manufacturing sector showing a 3% growth in productivity, it is clear that the service sector is the main culprit for productivity drops.

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What is Your Employee Value Proposition?

September 10th, 2012   •   no comments   

Employee Value Proposition Image
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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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