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5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Corporate Culture Sucks

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Corporate Culture Sucks


If you’re a business romantic like me, you’ve probably read books on corporate culture like Delivering Happiness, Anything You Want, and Onward with rosy eyes and a longing spirit. We’ve all heard plenty about how Zappos, Google, and Southwest are dreams to work for because of their stellar company cultures. Is it too much of a generalisation to say that…

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement


Do you know that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between US$450 billion to US$550 billion each year in lost productivity? According to a Gallup report, they are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away. It all comes down to the lack of employee engagement.  Organisations with an average of…

7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review


For many companies, it’s that time of the year again. Bonus season. It’s hard to decide which is worse: explaining a bonus payout to staff who think they should’ve done better, or listening to your boss giving you reasons why you didn’t qualify for a better payout. However, as much as everyone loathes doing performance reviews, they are a necessary…

Learning-culture

Build A Company Culture Of Learning With This Critical Ingredient


This post was first published in Forbes on 15 Jan 2017. Why should leaders build a company culture that learns? Partly, to compete fiercely and partly just to survive. With the average lifespan of an average S&P 500 company falling from 67 years to just 15 years today, the marketplace is much more unforgiving towards companies that take too long to…

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The Forgotten Language All Effective Leaders Must Learn


This is a guest post by Dr. Paul White and Jasmine Liew. Most employees across the world today don’t feel valued at work. Supervisors know that their team members are “doing more with less”, feeling stressed, unmotivated and many times, are approaching burnout. Predominately, monetary incentives, increments and promotions have been a common way of recognising staff. However, in today’s…

Bankrupt Leadership

3 Surefire Ways to Bankrupt Your Leadership


This post was originally published in Forbes on 29 Sep 2016. Leaders, face it. We’ve all been there. “You’re not a perfect fit, but we need warm bodies in this role urgently…” “I won’t fire you since you’ve been with us for 25 years…” “I’ll close an eye to massive attrition in your team, since you’re bringing in the numbers…”…

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Why Happiness at Work is a Brilliant Business Move


Last updated: 29th Aug 2016 Click to download the eBook Is it possible that happiness at work could be a secret formula to business success? Most of us grew up with the belief that if we work hard, we’ll be more successful. If we’re more successful, we’ll get paid more, which would mean we’d be able to afford more in…

Western Leaders in Asia

The 5 Traits Western Leaders Need to be Successful in Asia


Last updated: 24 Aug 2016 Download the PDF summary here Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie, writer and a well–known political analyst, once said that a key difference between doing business for Asian or Western leaders, lies in realising that relationships are very important in the East. Is this too simplistic? Even the West goes by the adage that “People do business with…