Archive for: 2013

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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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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The 6 Myths of Creativity in Organizations: The 6th Myth – “A Streamlined Organization is a Creative Organization” (Part 6 of 6)

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “How to kill creativity? Keep doing what you’re doing. Or, if you want to spark innovation, rethink how you motivate, reward and assign work to people.” ~ Theresa Amabile   In this final instalment of our six-part series, we discuss the 6th myth of...

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The 6 Myths of Creativity in Organizations: The 5th Myth – “Competition Beats Collaboration” (Part 5 of 6)

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.” ~ Thomas Stallkamp  In the penultimate instalment of our six-part series, we reflect on the 5th myth of creativity, as first espoused by Professor Theresa Amabile: “Competition beats Collaboration”.

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Everyday Leadership: “Travel Agent” versus “Tour Guide” Leadership

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh

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Everyday Leadership Series: The Cold, Calculating Leader

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh

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