Imagine, three weeks at sea, cramped like cattle in a steerage compartment, or freezing on the deck of a steamer from Southern Europe. Then through the fog, you see the statue of Lady Liberty and the skyline of New York.
We’re a bunch of cowards. Every single one of us. At least, if I give an example from the other evening, when I discovered that little green thing stuck between my teeth when I looked in the mirror at the end of a long day.
“Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right things.” Warren Bennis
I’m not sure why, but recently I’ve come across an increasing number of articles, quotes, memes or infographics that compare managers against leaders. That’s no
"Adversity introduces a man to himself" – Albert Einstein
As we continue to mourn the tragic loss of AirAsia QZ8051, I couldn’t help but notice the impressive leadership of CEO Tony Fernandes throughout the crisis.
During my recent business travels across Asia, I’ve been surprised at the amount of underemployment within some firms. Underemployment has several definitions, but for the purposes of this article I’ll define it as:
“an employee who is under-utilised and not working to fu