“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.”
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 […]
We sat down with three prominent Asian leaders who shared personal and organizational challenges. Read this inspiring story of how one of them, a top property developer, found God in the midst of a financial crisis which changed his approach to work and life. Dr John Ng, Moderator: Leadership has its struggles. Every leader faces […]
The way we think, i.e. talk to ourselves in our head, significantly impacts upon what we do in our actions, and it is our actions that determine the results we achieve in life.
It’s said the difference between people who succeed and people who fail is how they handle setbacks. We will all suffer setbacks, but whilst one person learns from the experience, the other can be crushed by it.
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.
It is energy management, not time management that we need.
Some practical help for busy leaders to maintain a healthy devotional life on the go.
The journey into a profound spirituality for me began when I finally said, “I quit.” Refusing to continue pretending everything was “fine,” I told my husband, Pete, I was quitting the church – and he was the pastor! The powerful journey we took together – to “quit” the things that really do not belong to […]
It is great to be driven! Life is not a matter of que sera sera. To be driven is to be ambitious. We are told to take life by the horn and not merely cruise along and hope for the best. We are encouraged by the media to live our dreams and to reach our […]
Leadership Is Hard Leadership is one of the hardest things to do. It is a multi-dimensional function. You see, when most people think of leadership, they often think of downward leadership (leading subordinates for whom they are responsible). This is sometimes difficult for a complexity of reasons. Yet that is not the whole terrain of […]
“Exceptional leaders distinguish themselves because of superior self-leadership.” – Daniel Goleman GREAT leadership is a cultivated art. It begins with self- leadership. Because at the center of leadership is the person who, more than anything else makes the difference. Leadership success or failure begins with how the leader approaches self-leadership. Bill Hybels, a noted leader of one […]
Making A Difference (M.A.D) means looking outside yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone to benefit others. In doing so, we are also helping ourselves! Find out why.
Can you share with us the different leadership roles you are currently undertaking? I am leading my company, Meta, in terms of running the business aspect of it and also providing consulting and training. Meta offers three types of services for companies: leadership development, organizational cultural change, and customer centric cultural change. There’re two areas […]
People who lead – whether or not they have a title – strive to make things better for those around them. They increase what I call ROI. In this instance ROI doesn’t stand for “return on investment,” but rather: Relationships, Outcomes, and Improvements.