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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. Strive to stay on track

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... derailment is a pitfall for managers at organisations of all sizes,' said Michael Jenkins, managing director in Asia for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). 'It is a fact of life, ... by CCL research, the most common was the inability to adapt during a transition. In day-to-day terms, this might be down to a failure to get on with a new boss or difficulties in getting used ...

  3. Leadership means being inspirational

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman There are only two aspects about leadership on which most analysts, commentators and self-proclaimed management gurus agree- it is hard to define and we all know it when we ... of thought are easy to break down. Those who are striving to become leaders believe that leaders can be made, while those who are already in leadership positions believe that they are born to lead- ...

  4. Secrets of good leadership

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Employees who are reluctant or ill-equipped to captain a team will learn much from the case studies and practical advice offered in this easy-to-read guide on managing people, writes Susie Gyopos MAKING THE TRANSITION into the world of management is not as simple as it seems, regardless of whether your move is deliberate or accidental. Learning to handle the people in your team, ...

  5. Good leadership means rising to the challenges

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... will come,' she said. Ms Chan added that during a business career, most people destined for leadership positions passed through three distinct phases. These involved going from technician to manager ... they had strong leadership skills, the evidence of which was in their ability to build billion-dollar companies from next to nothing. 'The challenge for these Chinese leaders is to let ...

  6. Different strokes define leadership styles

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... Mainland executives and their western counterparts may have sharply contrasting approaches to business practice, writes Samantha Kierath MAINLAND EXECUTIVES continue to rely on leadership ... mainland chief executives enrolled in the university's Executive MBA and development programmes and analysed their leadership styles based on a range of situational and self-appraisal ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Games for leaders

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer As the world becomes more complex and unpredictable, leadership skills are becoming more highly valued. Many parents are thus looking for opportunities for their children to develop the skills of leadership, largely through participation in organised sporting activities and outdoor adventure programmes. The qualities that people most often associate with leadership ...

  10. Career path proves a work of art

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abilities as a leader? The key thing is that you are always willing to learn. Time and the experience that comes with it mean you are learning the whole time, whether about leadership or other skills. It is also important to take the initiative and push yourself. Leadership is a matter of not being afraid to make difficult choices and tough decisions and, if necessary, being ready ...




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