“The bad news: time flies. The good news: you are the pilot.” — Michael Altschuler
Time seems to be the scarcest “commodity” of the 21st century. Friends, family and clients I know have more than often complained about the lack of time in their lives to do the things they want. And so have I. What got me to really thinking about this further was the conversation I had with one of my clients last week. He said: “I know that there are all these things to be done to build my executive leadership brand. But where is the time? How do I fit all this in my…..
“If all my possessions were taken from me, with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of speech –for by it I would regain all the rest.”
This quote is from Daniel Webster, a leading American senator and statesman during the nineteenth-century era of the Second Party System. This thought could not be more relevant in today’s corporate world. The ability to present with confidence and style has become an essential skill for most leaders and managers. The question whether someone is able to deliver with persuasion – and thus motivate clients and colleagues…
“Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.” –William Sloane Coffin Jr.
The above quote is absolutely true for the business world today. Companies have realized that multicultural teams bring in more perspectives, increased creativity and effective decision making to the table. This translates to a globalized workforce and a large number of professionals living the expat life. However, leading a diverse team comes with its own fair share of challenges and complexities. Cultural misunderstandings and miscommunication can lead to decreased productivity, negative work environment and ineffective teams. In the presence of these factors, managers and business leaders can find it extremely difficult to keep…..
If you want to be the best, learn from the best! That’s right.
Irrespective of where we are in our careers, we can learn so much more from the experiences of inspiring individuals. And so, I am starting a new feature in my blog – “Coffee Conversations” As part of this series, I will share with you my “Lessons Learnt….Secrets of Inspiring and Successful Personal Brands” in Hong Kong. We will find out about the challenges they faced in their careers, how they made it, some practical tools and techniques and more. Our first guest today is Ms. Joanne Hon – Chief Operating Officer (Greater China…..