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Shifting Gears

You’ve had another great year and this time you’ve been assigned the responsibility of leading your own team. How hard can that be, you think to yourself – after all, what is needed is the ability to articulate clearly what is expected and the results should follow. But it’s now three months into the year...

Be A Sponsor, Be A Leader

Understanding how to motivate and manage your top talent is an imperative few business leaders can afford to ignore. Nowhere is this truer than in Asia where top talent is hard to find and employee engagement levels are surprisingly low, hovering in the single digits according to the latest Gallup Global Engagement Survey (2013). The...

Quantum Mechanics, Spirituality and Leadership

For two decades, I’ve puzzled over a fundamental paradox: on the one hand, companies globally spend billions each year on leadership development, yet on the other hand most continue to report an acute shortage of good leaders within their ranks. After much research and practical experience, I am becoming increasingly convinced that we may be...

Leadership Consciousness

For almost twenty years, my work has given me the opportunity to help people who want to live and lead at a higher level. Every week my colleagues and I at The Iclif Leadership & Governance Center (www.iclif.org) have the privilege to meet a new set of people in our programs, seminars and research work....

Trust:The CurrenCy Of Leadership

Almost all 30 executives named their mothers as one of their three choices, with fathers running a close second. The third choice varied among best friend, brother, sister, spouse, or a religious figure. Think about this for a moment. We spend the vast majority of our waking hours at work, yet not one of the...

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

The daughter of a friend of mine recently quit her job at a retail commercial bank. When I asked her why, she said: “My boss meant well, even tried all sorts of cute stuff to motivate us, but I left because he had no clue about what motivates ME. He never stopped trying to motivate...

Mind The Mind To Lead

Have you ever wondered why some people manage to succeed against all odds, while most others give up at the slightest whiff of resistance?  What is it about such people? Imagine that you are in the children’s wing of a hospital.  Before you are two infants.  One, a girl, born with no arms and only...

Soft Leadership Creates Strong Companies

The openness and plurality in a company’s leadership has a direct impact on its actual performance At the recent TEDIndia conference in Mysore, the Minister of State for External Affairs and MP Shashi Tharoor argued that India’s vast, open, pluralistic society is creating a stronger, more respected Indian identity that will translate into greater power...

To Continue Growing, Quit The Big Job

Peter Wong (not his real name) was a rising star in of one of the largest global banks in the world.  Starting out in Asia as an entry level hire, he steadily made his way up after completing several expatriate assignments across the globe.  At the rate he was progressing, it would only be a...

Helping Malaysia along its transformational path

MALAYSIA is making significant strides towards its developmental goals of becoming a high-income, developed nation by 2020, but there remain challenges along the way that might prevent her from reaching her full potential. Though recent economic data shows that we have remained resilient compared to our regional peers, we cannot yet afford to take our...

Five Denials of the Human Brain

Generations of human experience have taught us that the five principles discussed in this post are proven keys to success, happiness, and leadership effectiveness. Yet, most of us not only forget, but also flagrantly violate them in our daily interactions with people. We are quick to criticize others when they fail to follow the principles. ...

The Other Duty of Corporate Governance

According to BusinessDictionary.com, corporate governance is “The Framework of rules and practices by which a board of directors ensures accountability, fairness, and transparency in a company’s relationship with its all stakeholders.”  OECD.org defines it as the “Procedures and processes according to which an organisation is directed and controlled. The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights...
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