Posts Category: General

Resolving Leadership Insanity: Mindful Thinking vs Executive Thinking

by Ravi Elangkoh   Has it occurred to you that the leadership skills you’ve learned in the past 10 years and what you’ve planned for the next 5 years may no longer be relevant? Yesterday’s leadership theories and development methodologies are no longer adequate for today’s disruptive marketplace and...

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Stranded, Not Shaken but Stirred!

by Ravi Elangkoh   Stranded! It was a long tense wait for the 150 passengers of Flight 720 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The plane was supposed to depart from KLIA2 at 7.15 a.m. but by the time we boarded, it was almost 7.25 a.m. Then there arose some...

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Authenticity Despite Tragedy

“Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another.”  ~ Mitch Albom, “Tuesdays with Morrie” For many of us, we can never look at a field of sunflowers the same way again because of MH17. The memory...

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CULTIVATE POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS CHANGE

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli Change can be planned or unplanned, expected or unexpected. To remain relevant, individuals and organizations must embrace constant innovation as a viable long-term survival strategy. Resistance to change If change...

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Invictusly Karpal

Tribute to Karpal Singh (1914-2014)

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Is Your “Core Competency” Really Core?

Discerning what’s really core; and how to make your customers more core to your competencies! by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh The concept of core competency was first defined in 1990 by C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel in the Harvard Business Review as “an area of specialized expertise that...

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Mandela: The Man Who Was Inspired By “Invictus”

“If I had not been to prison, I would not have been able to achieve the most difficult task in life, and that is changing yourself.” ~ Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela (18 July 1914 – 5 December 2013) achieved much during his lifetime but he was most well-known for...

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Why We All Wear Tinted Glasses and Hire the Wrong Candidate

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh The traffic light turns amber but instead of slowing down, a car speeds past it. Your mind immediately goes: “What a reckless driver!”

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Interview with Grant Donovan, PhD

INVICTUS LEADER speaks to Grant Donovan, PhD, Master Trainer and Learning Facilitator of Paradigm Learning, who will be conducting a Zodiak workshop* on business finance and strategy on 9 October 2013 in Malaysia. (*Click here for more details about the Zodiak workshop.) Invictus Leader (IL): How would you describe discovery learning in...

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Everyday Leadership Series: The Cold, Calculating Leader

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh

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