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How Agile Is HR In Times of Turbulence?

News headlines in the past months have not been short of negative developments. From China’s slowing growth to large lay-offs; from volatility in stock indexes to new bottoms in oil prices; many signs are pointing to a slow down in 2016, and maybe beyond. If we end this year positively, consider ourselves lucky. We might […]


Conversations on High Potential #2 – Learning Agility

I have seen high performers who have gone from zero to hero, and then to zero again, in a pretty rapid fashion, all because of the lack of learning agility. They made a one-off runway success and continued to harp on the past without moving on to tackle the new situations with their capability. Previously […]


Making A Successful Leadership Transition

You have been performing well and were given a promotion. This is certainly a cause for celebration. The promotion comes with something exhilarating yet worrisome thoughts – managing and leading others. Perhaps you have chalked up an indisputable track record as the best sales representative, or trader, or researcher, or financial controller (fill in the […]


5 Things To Do Being The Youngest Manager At The Table

Young managers can make their youth work for them When I was a boy, my family lived in an apartment some shops. Every day after school, I did not have much of an opportunity to mix with children my age. Instead, I spent time with the shop owners and employees working below us who were […]