“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart and feet – thinking, saying, feeling and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust and followers love leaders they can trust.”
We continue to explore Nurturing the Millennials (Part Three) in this third part, you can click here to read part one and here to read part two. So, with all these challenges, how do we connect with the Millennials? 1) Establish CREDIBILITY through Integrity and Competence Positional leadership is passé for the Millennials. They will […]
We continue to explore Appreciating the Millennials (Part Two) in this second part, you can click here to read part one: 3) “Know-Better-Than-You” Attitude: They are incredibly self-confident to the point of being conceited and think they know better than others. This self-assuredness makes them strong-minded and opinionated. They don’t follow instructions. In the […]
Understanding the Millennials (Part One) “You must believe in the future of the Millennials!” Ngiam Tong Dow When asked, “How do you manage the greatest challenge of our time, the Millennials?” Mr Ngiam Tong Dow, one-time Permanent Secretary to the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, replied without hesitation, “You must believe that they are the […]
After my last Dr. John’s Leads on toxic bosses and assessment instruments, some bosses told me that I should author another piece about toxic employees. We all have some forms of toxic behaviour, and it is important that we have good self-awareness to address these toxins in our lives. Toxic bosses and employees […]
I have always been fascinated with political leaders like Hosni Mubarak. He was the President of Egypt for 30 years from 1981 to 2011. He started as a military officer with an aspiration to lift Egypt out of economic doldrums and became an international statesman, a trusted Western ally.
Hsieh Fu Hua is no stranger to dealing with crisis. The 63-year-old Singaporean has weathered several maelstroms in his corporate career, from the Pan-Electric crisis in 1985 to the Asian Financial Crisis in the late 1990s and more recently, the Global Financial Crisis. “Leaders should lead from the front during tumultuous times, and resist the urge […]
Leaders with authority serve willingly with gratitude and self-giving spirit. They themselves are examples for people to follow and model after.
The most intimate context that influences a leader is his self-perception. This is the “Being” lens that will inform his decisions and direction.
Focus, determination and confidence are all traits to be admired as strengths. Yet I also believe they could be the reasons for a person’s downfall.
This is an exclusive interview with Mr Lawrence Leong, the former Managing Director of the very first F1 Night Race in Singapore on the topic "Managing High Performing Team".
The biblical virtue of integrity has to do with consistency between what is inside and what is outside.
This is an exclusive interview with Professor Ho Peng Kee, former Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore on the importance of core values in leadership. Can you share with us what are your key principles as a leader working across various ministries and sectors? Well I will […]
Some would define leadership as “getting things done through other people”. I disagree. That is management, not leadership. If you are going to be a leader, you need to transform people’s lives.