Archive for: 2011

Project Managers vs Project Leaders

You can train somebody to be a good project manager, but great project managers seem to be born and not made. Excellence depends on certain innate characteristics: “Some of us got ‘em, and some of us don’t.” “Project management requires competencies in three subject areas: technology, business and behaviour,”...

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Man, Manage Thyself!

Employees are not necessary evils; with the right ideas, they can be nurtured into valuable and productive assets. Corporate crisis tends to rear its ugly head now and then; a hydra of old, it has many visages that can cause untold misfortune and misery in the workplace. One such...

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Next “G” Leaders

The “G” is not just for generation; it is also for “Grooming”. What makes or breaks organizational success almost always comes down to the leadership criteria in that particular company. Talented and dynamic leaders provide a very keen competitive edge that spans trans-global barriers and hyper-competitive environments. Good leaders...

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Leadership Cannot Be Reduced to Lists

Leaders, writes psychologist Howard Gardner, tend to have — and to need — an “inclination from early childhood for risk-taking and a willingness to go to great lengths — often in defiance of others, including those in positions of authority — in order to achieve their ends.” Then, too,...

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The Importance of Going Nowhere

Feeling ‘dead-ended’ at your workplace may just be a blessing in disguise – here’s how you can capitalize on a negative emotion and come out tops! Ever get the feeling that it just isn’t worth it to go in to work today? Has your get up and go ‘got...

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The Search For Executive Intelligence

AI – artificial intelligence – may be the way of the future, but EI – executive intelligence – is what your organization needs now.   Read any article on leadership and talent, and one of the recurrent themes is that there are many varied forms of these available to...

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A Road To Leadership

The formula of life: we are born, we mature, we are educated, we work, we retire and we die. There are only two constants in this equation: we are born and we die. The richness and tapestry of life between these milestones is a factor of many things, but...

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Project Management in Malaysia

What do the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC), Sepang F1 circuit, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and many more successful projects have in common? Answer: Project Management. However, it would be erroneous to associate the concept of project management with engineering and construction,...

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Leadership

Your Business Leadership Needs INDIVIDUAL LEADERS EMERGING LEADERS MID-LEVEL LEADERS SENIOR LEADERS EXECUTIVE LEADERS Developing Leadership Relationships Through Interpersonal Skills Take Charge Leadership – Mark of the Lion Big Think Transformational Leadership Strategy for Leaders Leadership Alignment Coaching Lead like a Coach, Think like a Mentor and Influence like...

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Take Charge Leadership – The Mark of the Lion

Leadership is like a cancer cell. It exists in all of our bodies. Thanks to the presence of Natural Killer (NK) cells that diligently patrol our system, these cells are prevented from mutating into dangerous cancerous growth. But once the trigger or the dangerous cancer is activated through a...

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