Raise your glass!
I have recently had several encounters where colleagues resign because they think their careers have reached a dead end, or have hit a glass ceiling. Some have invested more than 5 years with the company and yet they feel like there is no way up the pay scale or the corporate ladder. So they tender […]
Because of Asian cultural upbringing that age dictates seniority, one should always speak respectfully when talking to those senior in age. That being said, when they are out of line, being respectful does not equate to agreeing blindly when in the workplace. A true professional knows when to speak in turn, and respectfully state the […]
Queue versus Wait
Which is worse? Queuing or waiting? The answer to this question can simply be answered as such. You can Queue to Wait, but you cannot wait to Queue. Imagine a Line has formed for the latest “Hello Kitty” plush toy at your local fast food retailer. You may be able to join the queue and […]
“The Hard and Fast Rule”
The ONLY “Hard and Fast Rule” in management, is that there is no such thing as only one “Hard and Fast Rule“.
The Mentor Manor
In a handful of multi-national corporations, some employees find themselves stuck at a glass ceiling they can’t seem to rise above. In most instances, the reasons may well be due to internal factors (self). To correct the situation, the employee must internalise what is lacking and strive to improve, but more importantly, to be seen […]
Margins for Profit
I was very recently consulted by several different contacts on my outlook for the global economy in the year ahead. Whilst I do not own a crystal ball that I can stare into and say with absolutely clarity that the economy will improve or retract as the case may, I can however with total confidence […]
Ideas vs Reality
An idea is just an idea until it is implemented. Then it takes on form and substance.