“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.
This is an exclusive interview with Mr Lim Siong Guan, the Group President of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on the role of leaders in a changing world. Hi Mr Lim, can you share with us how you define leadership? Leadership to me is making things happen which on their own would not happen. That means the […]
We continue to explore 3 more reasons why we procrastinate in this second part, you can click here to read part 1: 4. Complacency ‘There’s no rush’, ‘I’ll wait till the kids have left home’, ‘I’ll quit smoking in the New Year’. There always seems to be some reason why we can put off taking action today. What can […]
Let’s explore reasons why people ‘put things off’ and fail to carpe diem (seize the day) and take action in their lives. (These reasons have been inspired by my friends at The Mind Gym, www.themindgym.com) 1. Avoiding Discomfort Achieving success means that at times, we have to leave our ‘comfort zone’. We may have to move out of […]
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 […]
Leading Organization for 45 Years – Peter Chao, John Ng and Michael Tan What were your greatest moments in the 45 years serving together in the leadership of Eagles Communications? John Ng: For me, the greatest moment for 45 years is: initially, everything was about Peter Chao; he led the organisation, he was such a […]
Letting go of control is the first and most essential task of pursuing a life of extraordinary leadership. Let's stop imposing complete order on everything.
Leaders cannot do everything alone, and have to depend on others to execute the work, they need to spot the potential in others and to develop them.
Conflicts are dominated by certain major factors that create or aggravate a situation. We need to confront these factors squarely, one at a time.
With change comes uncertainty and anxiety. Despite our insatiable appetite for new things, we also cling to the comfort and security of the familiar.
“You can’t regain your children’s childhood; no amount of professional success can compensate for the loss of that family time. At the end of the day, if you aren’t a success at home as well, success at work probably won’t count for much.” Michael Jenkins – Managing Director of Center for Creative Leadership The family is in […]
Retaining talent to fulfill the job's requirement is indeed a great challenge for organizations today. It often boils down to the elusive concept of "Fit"
The most powerful kind of leadership is when you inspire values that are inside of somebody to come out with vigor and excitement to change the world.
To be great at something, you have to love what you do. And to love what you do, you have to do what you love.
Size has an enormous impact on how a church functions. It profoundly affects how decisions are made, how relationships flow, how effectiveness is evaluated.
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 […]
Execution is the culture of getting strategies and plans implemented consistently to create value for stakeholders, staff and the customers.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.