Posts Category: Lead

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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Egotism 101

by Ravi Elangkoh   Why is it that all participants at leadership workshops agree and understand what the right attitudes and behaviours are BUT when they return to the workplace, they are unable to practise what they have learned? Many tell me, “Hey, coach, let’s be realistic! What we’ve...

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The Great Disconnect

by Ravi Elangkoh   We are fascinated by the success stories of Kellogg, Wrigley, Nike, Apple, GE, Facebook, etc. We envy successful people and are inspired by them to become better. Likewise, we listen to experienced gurus teaching the right behaviours of leadership, we spend millions of dollars in...

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Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge: The Consultants’ Crisis (Part 3)

Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge: The Consultants’ Crisis (Part 3) by Ravi Elangkoh   From young children to mature leaders, humans tell white lies for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is to avoid facing the harsh consequences of the...

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Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge: Leadership or Liarship?

Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge:  Leadership or Liarship? (Part 2) by Ravi Elangkoh   What is the state of leadership today? I have listened to impressive speeches presented by leaders of organizations at town hall meetings and company retreats, describing how leadership looks like...

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Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge: Politeness or PoLIEness?

Why Leadership is still the No. 1 Human Capital Challenge: Politeness or PoLIEness? (Part 1) by Ravi Elangkoh   Results of a survey by Deloitte state that for 3 consecutive years, leadership has been a major challenge in human capital. Why is this is happening? I am pretty sure...

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Executive W.H.I.T.E. Leadership™: The Awakening – 25 May 2015, Bangkok

This is an excerpt of Invictus Leader’s “Executive W.H.I.T.E. Leadership™: The Awakening” presentation on 25 May 2015. It was the very first Executive W.H.I.T.E. Leadership™ engagement held in Thailand. Organized by DC Consultants of Bangkok and facilitated by Mr V. S. Ravi, CEO and founder of Invictus Leader, the engagement attracted...

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Bridging Perception Gaps between CEOs and Executives – Gap#1: Degree of Caring

Does Your CEO Really Care About You? by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh A number of perception gaps with far-reaching consequences were uncovered in the June 2014 report of a recent CEO.com survey. I highlighted seven of what I thought were the most critical perception gaps in my last article....

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Disconnected from Truth: Do CEOs know what their people think about them?

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh Here’s a challenge to leaders out there – do you dare to subject yourself to a 360 review by your staff? You might be surprised at the results! From the best-paid or most senior leader to the youngest or most junior leader, there’s always...

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