Posts Category: Lead

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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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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Authentic Leadership (Part 3) – Consistency over Conformity

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “To become authentic, each of us has to develop our own leadership style, consistent with our personality and character.” ~ Bill George In Part 1 of our “Authentic Leadership” series, we outlined the meaning of authentic leadership and contrasted it with counterfeit leadership, while...

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Watch Your Word! Leadership Training vs Leadership Development

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh What’s in a word? One wrong word could spell the difference between success and failure, or life and death. Think about an erroneous label on the package of a prescribed drug and you get the picture. Leadership Training ≠ Leadership Development Mike Myatt, a...

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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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Authentic Leadership (Part 2): Substance over Style

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “Be authentically ready and readily authentic.” ~ V. S. Ravi Elangkoh In Part 1 of our series on “Authentic Leadership”, we inquired about the meaning of authentic leadership, and contrasted it with counterfeit leadership. Here in Part 2, let us consider the next question...

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Authentic Leadership (Part 1): Introduction

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “I believe that leadership begins and ends with authenticity.” ~ Professor Bill George in “Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value” (2004) What is authentic leadership? It could mean different things to different people. There is no standard definition, but in Part...

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Barriers to Leadership Growth: Beware the 3I’s

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “When bosses start feeling too secure about Insecurity… When your leaders are constantly ignoring Ignorance… When the management becomes immersed in Inertia… That’s a sure way to wipe out the organization’s existence!   ~ V. S. Ravi Elangkoh   In August 2013, the web...

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