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  1. Corporate leadership skills can be developed

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In some parts of the corporate world, a certain mystique still attaches to the skills of leadership. It is as if only individuals with some kind of exceptional birthright possess the abilities to organise, plan, communicate and manage change- the fundamentals of any leadership role. Admittedly, the challenges, both day to day and long term, of running a team or division, never ...

  2. Tables turn for mid-managers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... an increasingly important role as the economy recovers. Strategically, middle managers act as ambassadors between senior leadership and the rest of the company, enabling the organisation to run smoothly. ... to be with their organisation two years from now. This negative sentiment seems to be mutual, as demonstrated by a DDI leadership forecast last year, indicating that only about one-third of the 13,700 leaders surveyed ...

  3. Inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professor Huang Xu is head of the department of management and marketing at Polytechnic University. Here, he gives us his insights into effective leadership in the workplace. In what ways is poor leadership manifested in the workplace? For too long, we have put too much emphasis on the performance outcomes of managers and senior executives. Poor leadership is almost equivalent ...

  4. Transition

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Transition by Iain Banks Little, Brown HK$104 Transition is one of Iain Banks' regular adventures in science fiction. The story follows an assassin who kills people in a number of different universes, and has the sort of name you encounter only in sci-fi: Temudjin Oh. But for Transition, Banks has dispensed with the 'M' initial that he usually uses ...

  5. Preparing for the transition from classroom to workplace

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan When the new term begins, most final-year university students have to turn their thoughts to job hunting, in addition to coursework. They must start to prepare themselves for the coming transition from classroom to workplace. 'Every type of work involves communication, which makes skills like relationship building and teamwork very important,' says Lawrence ...

  6. Transit entertainment

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make necklaces and bracelets. Even some adult passengers join in the fun. 'Some passengers have to wait long hours for their next transit. They may be new to Hong Kong and unfamiliar ...

  7. Transit time cut to Shanghai with 14 weekly flights to Hongqiao

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong airlines are to operate 14 weekly flights to Shanghai's domestic Hongqiao Airport- slashing passenger transit time to the city centre- in a move that will help ... a popular service as it reduces transit time to Puxi in Shanghai by about an hour compared with flights to the city's Pudong International Airport. Taiwanese and mainland carriers which operate ...

  8. Trade-based seats are still in transition, minister says

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The secretary for justice said yesterday he felt there was no reason to depart from the stance that functional constituencies were merely 'transitional arrangements' ... transitional, as previously expressed. Ho cited a government report made in 1999 to the United Nations, under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Hong Kong, in which the government- dismissing ...

  9. Power transition and economy top agenda for Kim Jong-il's meetings

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... power transition top his agenda. 'China's endorsement is crucial if Kim wants to secure a peaceful transition of power as his father did,' Jin said. Kim Jong-il stepped in when ...

  10. Guangzhou's new bus system on trial

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Zhao Jingming Trials of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are underway in Guangzhou. The system is designed to ease the traffic jams caused by the increasing number of cars on the city's roads. Special lanes have been created to separate buses from the rest of the traffic. There are also passenger platforms next to the bus lanes. Recently, the government trained bus ...




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