The Value of Change

The only constant is change and yet we are always surprised by changes happening around us.  Whenever there is a change, the first reaction is almost certain to be “rejection” – the mechanism of self preservation. John Potter, a psychologist and leadership guru once said,...

ManpowerKu has launched a job portal specifically cater to Singaporean low wage blue collar workers. 126Jobs.com Jul18

ManpowerKu has launc...

As part of ManpowerKu’s CSR initiative, we have launched a job portal specifically catered to Singaporean low wage blue collar workers. Pass it on to any Singaporean low wage blue collar workers that need a job. This is our hire “Singaporeans First” drive. Employers can post...

Coaching in Leadersh...

In recent years there has been a lot of interest in coaching although there is still little understanding what it is. Coaching has been cited as an important skill a leader should have so much so that it is included as part of some executive management programmes.  However, if coaching skills...

Government promotes flexible work. Jul12

Government promotes ...

The government in Singapore is encouraging more companies to have flexible work arrangements over the next two years. Such form of work will become a pervasive way where work will be committed, freely and flexibly. Initiatives such as Worklife Works and Fun and Flexi Works Schemes by the...

Charisma & Leade...

Goals  Your time and your life is precious. Poor planning can lead to wastage of resources. Of all the goals you have set, how’s the progress so far? At the beginning of each year, many people enthusiastically set New Year resolutions. However come end of the year, they find that nothing...

What Powers Motivati...

Motivation has been a key in many self-development theories as old as time but with recent development in other aspects, this age-old phenomenon seems to have lost its lustre. Either the theory is over used or the low success rate has  led to disappointments.  If one were to use the...

SAY-ON-PAY; Is it re...

Executive compensation systems have been identified as one of the primary causes of the global financial crisis. Amongst the remedies being proposed is to give shareholders more control over compensation through a vote on how and how much executives and directors will be remunerated or,...

The Source of Creati...

Have you ever wonder where creativity comes from? Why some people are more creative than others? Is creativity an inborn ability or can it be learned? These are some of the questions many people asked of themselves when they see the amazing results of such ingenuity. Like most people, I have...

Acceptance Wanting

We gave a lot of weight on peer pressure and use that as an excuse when things we do are not accepted by others and the cause of our own unhappiness. What we fail to acknowledge is our own weakness in allowing others to lead us astray. Bowing to peer pressure is the sign of wanting acceptance...

Performance Measures

A quick and simple way to think about performance measures is to understand where a business is in its “life-cycle”. New businesses usually have to be driven by revenue growth if they are to survive and prosper. Mature businesses, have to shepherd their capital and their shareholders...