Turning leaders into winners

With safe distancing limits in place, coaches find themselves pushed to change the way they interact with clients, putting a dampener on demand. Prospects of new business also appear to have dried...

Budget 2020: Training, mentorship for 900 SME leaders over next 3 years

UNDER a new programme, business leaders of Singapore’s promising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will get a boost in driving their business transformation.

AMTD, Xiaomi to create fintech leadership programme with SMU and NUS

HONG Kong investment bank AMTD Group and the financial services arm of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi have joined hands with Singapore Management University (SMU) and the National University of...

Leadership myths and mistakes

I HAVE always been attracted by the bigger picture and the impact one can have on others, either as an individual or as a team.

Cultural intelligence - a skill critical for SME leaders

FRANCOIS (not his real name) was parachuted into Singapore some years ago. He had performed well in a Swiss-owned pharmaceutical firm in Basel and when the opportunity arose, he was posted to...

Singapore needs confidence and consensus to attain big achievements

IN the 1970s, when the International Air Transport Association regime required airlines to charge for food and beverages, one upstart broke the rules.

The challenges of leading a team when the chips are down

In a coaching conversation with a CEO, the recent SMRT challenges surfaced. How, over the last several months, there have been so many negative customer experiences, with a new problem surfacing...

Tech-savvy leadership gives S'pore firms an edge over Hong Kong counterparts: study

SINGAPORE-listed firms are better prepared than their Hong Kong-listed counterparts in facing the technological tsunami that is affecting businesses across the globe because they have better tech-...