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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…

Manage Millennials

Want to manage millennials? First learn how they tick…


This post was also published on TechInAsia on 31 Aug 2016. Last updated: 11 Aug 2016 Download this as a gorgeous PDF eBook It isn’t easy to manage millennials. I’m a millennial myself. And I know what I look for in a job. A great boss, who can push and challenge me in exactly the right way. Also, I look…

3 Must-Read Lessons from the Legacy of Google’s HR Chief


Last updated: 5 Aug 2016 What lessons from Google can we learn from the insane number of people experiments run there? Download 50 best quotes from Work Rules  What do we know about working at Google? They became famous for free lunches, dry cleaning, bringing pets to work, the Googleplex, casual everydays. For those who’ve never been into Google, it…

The Counter-Intuitive Guide to Employee Motivation


Last updated 28 Jul 2016 Mountains of research have been thrown at the problem of employee motivation, and specifically, how it’s affected by pay. Why haven’t we fixed this yet? Download this as a PDF If I gave you $50 to read to the end of this post, would you do it? Putting aside your scepticism about if and how I’d…

Employee Engagement Recognition

The Right Way to Praise Your People


One of the core pillars of employee engagement is appreciating your employees for good work. Why do so many Asian managers find this hard to do? You know what is cheap? A word of praise, evidence that you’ve noticed one of your employees doing good work. Costs almost nothing, except some attentional resources and a couple of breaths. You know…

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Boss in Bad Times


I published an Op-Ed in the Business Times on this recently (27 Apr 2016, for those that keep these things lying around at home), and more have written on this since then. Click here to download this post as an eBook There isn’t much each individual leader or manager can do about the overall economic conditions. But there are things…