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Stewardship For The 21st Century, Singapore Management University Apr 2019

Stewardship For The 21st Century, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Thinking long-term while simultaneously taking care of immediate goals are crucial qualities of a good steward. Ethics underpin everything


Are Leaders Born Or Made?, Singapore Management University Nov 2018

Are Leaders Born Or Made?, Singapore Management University

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Even if there is a particular gene that turns us into leaders, it can be a mixed blessing with complicated effects


Sorry Guys, But Women Make Better Investors Than Men, Singapore Management University Feb 2017

Sorry Guys, But Women Make Better Investors Than Men, Singapore Management University

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New research confirms a superior performance by female traders. Women have had a pretty bad reputation in global financial markets. As investors, the perception is that they joined the game too late, they saved too little and they invested too conservatively.


Communicating Leadership, Singapore Management University Feb 2017

Communicating Leadership, Singapore Management University

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Organisations should invest on its leaders’ communication skills to manage ‘organisational alignment’ – what it and its employees communicate


Political Leadership In The Digital Age, Singapore Management University Nov 2016

Political Leadership In The Digital Age, Singapore Management University

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Luxembourg’s Prime Minister: Leaders need to factor in technology’s effects on national policies


Exploration, Preservation And A Culture Of Innovation, Singapore Management University Oct 2016

Exploration, Preservation And A Culture Of Innovation, Singapore Management University

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Knowing one’s leadership style can help in promoting a culture of innovation


Manila Water: Delivering Water And Sustainable Growth, Singapore Management University Jul 2016

Manila Water: Delivering Water And Sustainable Growth, Singapore Management University

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The privatisation of Metro Manila’s water and sanitation services is a case for the importance of Tri-Sector collaboration


Sby: Looking Back On 10 Years In Charge, Singapore Management University May 2016

Sby: Looking Back On 10 Years In Charge, Singapore Management University

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Indonesia’s first directly elected president is proud of successes despite falling short on some promises


Shinta Kamdani: Opportunity And Empowering Women, Singapore Management University Feb 2016

Shinta Kamdani: Opportunity And Empowering Women, Singapore Management University

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A third-generation entrepreneur, Shinta Kamdani is CEO of her family's Sintesa Group, an Indonesian conglomerate with 6000 employees across 17 companies. Sintesa is a national leader in consumer goods distribution, with other interests in prefab concrete, energy production, steel manufacturing and real estate. Kamdani spoke to Julian Lorkin in Jakarta for BusinessThink.


Tall Order: Are Ceos Born With Leadership Traits?, Singapore Management University Nov 2015

Tall Order: Are Ceos Born With Leadership Traits?, Singapore Management University

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New research reveals which men are likely to become the boss


From Architect To Master Businessman, Singapore Management University Sep 2015

From Architect To Master Businessman, Singapore Management University

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Ong Tze Boon had no idea how to read a balance sheet. It did not stop him from growing a 62-man firm to over 1,000


A Tale Of Two Bosses: Why Strong Female Leaders Are Seen As Inauthentic, Singapore Management University Aug 2015

A Tale Of Two Bosses: Why Strong Female Leaders Are Seen As Inauthentic, Singapore Management University

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New analysis of media portrayal reveals the gender bias in leadership perceptions


Education For A Second Career, Singapore Management University Jul 2015

Education For A Second Career, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Two former soldiers go from the business of waging war to waging war in business


Creating A Motivated And Engaged Workforce, Singapore Management University Mar 2015

Creating A Motivated And Engaged Workforce, Singapore Management University

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All a company needs to do is fulfill employees’ need for three things: competence, relatedness, and autonomy


Crisis Communication In The Age Of Social Media, Singapore Management University Jan 2015

Crisis Communication In The Age Of Social Media, Singapore Management University

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Organisations must include the communications department as part of the strategic response to a crisis, and the CEO must display leadership


Ethical Culture Starts At The Top, Singapore Management University Apr 2014

Ethical Culture Starts At The Top, Singapore Management University

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In a world where people have little faith in businesses and executives, getting the C-suite to build a credible value system is critical


Uniquely Bloomberg, Singapore Management University Apr 2014

Uniquely Bloomberg, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

A study conducted at the global media company unveiled the "And factor", which defines leadership qualities in the organisation.


Bridge Over Troubled Strategies, Singapore Management University Nov 2013

Bridge Over Troubled Strategies, Singapore Management University

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If strategy is the future of an organisation, implementation is its bridge. And successful implementation should be straightforward. But it isn’t. A new website has the answers


Are Women Ready To Lead?, Singapore Management University Apr 2013

Are Women Ready To Lead?, Singapore Management University

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In a world where Sheryl Sandberg and Hilary Clinton regularly steal headlines, it’s easy to think that the world has become a more egalitarian place for women. Not so, says Marina Mahathir, who goes on to speak about lack of opportunities for women in politics.


The Ups Approach To Employee Relations, Singapore Management University Jan 2013

The Ups Approach To Employee Relations, Singapore Management University

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But at UPS, the management starts off every meeting by reciting one of the policies in the company’s policy handbook that contains guidelines on how to handle employees, stakeholders and customers. Mary Yeo, vice president of supply chain operations at UPS South District, said at a talk presented at Singapore Management University (SMU): “This is a reminder to all of us working at UPS that we cannot overlook any important matters happening in our environment by simply forgetting the good culture at UPS.”


Daddy’S Advice For Life, Singapore Management University Oct 2012

Daddy’S Advice For Life, Singapore Management University

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ANTHONY A. ROSE , speaks about his book, "Daddy's Logic", which is based on real-life experiences and anecdotes of some of the most inspirational people in the world, ROSE looks back over 30 years of shared experiences with his late father-as well as over 21 years of career experiences in working with many of `Daddy's Heroes`-to define and share Daddy's Logic for success in both the personal and professional spheres of one's life.


Will The Obama Administration Change Tack On Protectionism Before Things Get Worse?, Singapore Management University Jun 2012

Will The Obama Administration Change Tack On Protectionism Before Things Get Worse?, Singapore Management University

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The new American government under President Barrack Obama is not the biggest cheerleader for free trade. With its own domestic economy entering this steep downturn, talks of protectionism in one form or another have been voiced every now and then. Catchy buzzwords like “Buy America” are gaining traction. The temptation to turn inwards, driven by the obligation to votes is growing stronger.


Broadening Boards: How Directorships Should Adapt For Challenging Times, Singapore Management University Jan 2012

Broadening Boards: How Directorships Should Adapt For Challenging Times, Singapore Management University

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"Will good governance lead to greater profitability and business sustainability?" This was the question that framed the lively panel discussion that involved talk on a broad range of issues, from gender diversity to boardroom theatrics.


Read Leadership Books. Become A Leader., Singapore Management University Dec 2011

Read Leadership Books. Become A Leader., Singapore Management University

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When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in October, there was a tremendous outpouring of grief from millions of people around the world. It was all the more remarkable that they were celebrating and paying tribute to the life of someone who was neither a humanitarian nor a revered statesman.


Leadership In A Multinational Corporation: Going Beyond Stereotypes And Expectations, Singapore Management University Oct 2011

Leadership In A Multinational Corporation: Going Beyond Stereotypes And Expectations, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

"There are plenty of good managers but finding a real leader is not that easy." Fabio Landazabal, vice president and regional director for Asia Pacific at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said this at a CEO talkorganised by Singapore Management University's Wee Kim Wee Centre. With some 3,800 (and growing) employees in the region alone, the world's number three pharmaceutical player (by revenue) is paying greater attention than ever in building up its leadership capabilities for its future.


Of Ice And Men: Chilling Leadership Tales Of Four Great Explorers, Singapore Management University Aug 2011

Of Ice And Men: Chilling Leadership Tales Of Four Great Explorers, Singapore Management University

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Following a brief pause after the Age of Exploration, the desire of human beings to reach every corner of their earth, however remote, was revived when expeditions to the two Polar Regions began in the 19th century. Participants of such harsh expeditions might have been carrying on the mantle of adventure or seeking fame, but they also provide fine examples for some very important lessons, said author Ragnar Kvam.


To Succeed In Life And Business, Adapt And Fail Productively, Singapore Management University Aug 2011

To Succeed In Life And Business, Adapt And Fail Productively, Singapore Management University

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Most people don't make very much of their bread toasters. These small but hardy metal boxes often come at low prices (from $7) and are not terribly difficult to operate. All in all, this is not the best example of a sophisticated, complicated or inventive home appliance.