Browsing Category : Culture

Three Leadership Roles That Technology Can’t Replace


[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017] There is a “neomania” — or a fascination with the new — gripping our world. While self-driving cars roam our streets right here in Singapore, ominous headlines warn about the looming obsolescence of labour and management. In a world where stores know that you are pregnant without asking, an algorithm…

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…