Archive for: 2014

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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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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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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