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    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    | Be A Leader | Career Advice | A Day in the Life | Career & Industry |
    Be A Leader

    Leadership makes the difference

    “We each know how good we have become, but none of us know how good we can be.” That is the assertion that drives business educator and international bestselling author Mark Sanborn’s passion for helping others.

    Are you getting the most out of your training?

    “What are the facilities at the venue? Is it a four or five-star hotel?” If these are the first questions you ask when being assigned for an out-of-office training course, then you are in it for the wrong reasons, according to a top Malaysian trainer Selvaganabathy SG, affectionately known as Selva.

    Career Advice

    Gamification develops character and boosts engagement

    Gamification: a word almost unheard of until 2010 and now described as the “future of employee engagement”. As traditional methods of education continue to be phased out in favour of a more interactive, hands-on approach to learning, the world of gamification is changing the way we learn and engage with our work.

    Why we need to allow children to be children

    Different key elements and experiences need to embed at different stages of one’s life journey – possibly at different times for different individuals – in order to mould someone into the leader they aspire to be. Key elements that are developed early in life include character, the existence of role models, and agency.

    A Day in the Life

    Dope your Learning

    We all want to learn, or at least, we say we do. Though, sometimes, I have my doubts if most people genuinely mean this. We also know that learning should result in some sort of a change; ultimately a change of behaviour.

    Career & Industry

    Trust your hands to expand your mind

    The reason why most meetings are more of a hindrance than a help is because they are of the 20/80 type where 20% of the participants take 80% of the time – creating a state of disengagement and exclusivity in the control and flow of the discussion.

    Invest in your people

    This is an age old dilemma. Companies and managers hesitate to invest in their people with the fear that they’d leave the organisation in due course, along with the time, effort, knowledge and skills invested in them.