“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 […]
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 […]
To energize their teams, leaders need to create and nurture a culture of learning and openness.
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.
When we see that every person is created by God as a unique individual, we begin to respect and value the diversity in others.
Leaders need mentors. Those who lead can be the loneliest people. We need mentors who can share our challenges and struggles, yet accepting us as we are.
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 […]
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.