Plan for the Joy of Retirement
We observe a group of old people gathering at the hawker centre whiling the time away over cups of coffee from dawn till dusk. Another group may pass their time playing golf or going for extended vacations. The second group enjoys their retirement because their retirement went according to plan.
Carbon: The New Trading Frontier
The recent floods and forest fires are a result of global warming forcing climates to change. Yet people continue to emit polluting gases. Carbon trading may be one solution to the problem. This article looks at the complexity of carbon trading.
How to Juggle Work, Studies, and Personal Commitments
There has been an increase in the number of people juggling both work and studies. We look at how one stays motivated, especially when the classes progressively get more difficult. Some executives who are juggling both work and school share how they find the right balance between work, personal commitments, and school.
The Case of Selecting a Successor to the Family Business
It took Lee Hong Cheng 43 years to become the leader in the dried seafood business in Singapore. As he nears his seventieth birthday, he thinks it is a good time to choose a successor for the business. There are three strong candidates. Who is the best to keep the ship afloat?
Five Rules to Powerful Leadership
Leaders have an obligation to set a compelling example by incorporating a set of values, attitudes, and practices at work and in their personal lives. This will mould the executive into the kind of person employees or peers would like to emulate.
Leadership 2021: Getting Next Generation Leaders to Take Over
A new pipeline of leaders has to be groomed in order to address the growing shortage of next generation leaders. Several key challenges face Generation-X leaders looking to bridge the gap between them and Generation-Y. Gen-X leaders can address some of these key challenges by engagement, setting specific and measurable goals and addressing non-performance issues firmly.
Management For The Tenderfoot Executive
Plunging into the Management Pool
This is a new series of articles for the newly promoted manager. It is not an easy task to take on the responsibilities of a manager. You have to please your boss as well as your subordinates. You have to answer to the external customers. In each instalment, we shall examine the characteristics of a manager, some tips on good management, and learn certain management principles.
Manage Your Clients, Don't Just Sell
Clients are becoming more knowledgeable and sophisticated. Sales executives can no longer expect them to be enthused when they merely sell a product or service. Instead, they should manage their clients.
Dealing with the Media When Things Go Wrong
Companies meet the press when they want publicity or when a crisis happens. You can alienate the journalists or swing them to your side. This article looks at how to handle the press satisfactorily.
Empathy at the Workplace
When we make an effort to be aware and be sensitive to the other’s point of view, our understanding of the other person’s perspective becomes much clearer. This clarity then allows us to respond empathically.
Publishing the Research Paper: Tips for Writing the Academic Paper
Undergraduates in higher education are expected to write good academic papers to attain high grades. Researchers who want to disseminate their findings write academic papers for journals. This article looks at the process of writing good papers and offers some tips to assist in gaining acceptance of the paper.
The Subtle Secrets of Effective Communication
Some speakers have magnetic personalities while others fail to keep the audience’s attention. This article lists the 10 turn offs in communication. It looks at intrapersonal adeptness and interpersonal savvy.
Successful Cloud Computing Adoption Depends on Service and Support
In 2011, customer retention will be a key focus for cloud service providers with competition becoming more intense. This can be attributed to the dynamic nature of cloud services, which empowers enterprises with the freedom to easily jump from one vendor to another if they are dissatisfied with the services that they are receiving.
Job Hunters on the Prowl
With the improved market situation, many workers are seeking new job opportunities. They have to compete with the fresh graduates who are job hunting too. We look at why those who are employed have decided to leave, how to leave on a good note, and what they look for in their new job.