Leaders World

About a year ago, I had a fruitful and enjoyable trip to South Africa and Namibia. The trip included a lunch with longtime friend and fellow professional speaker, Nick French, who used to live in...
May 10, 2018
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Picture this situation: having worked hard at getting a key decision-maker to the bargaining table, you think you have sewn up. They like your service or product, the conversation has been pretty...
Feb 28, 2018
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This is the time of the year when people attempt and I say attempt, as few actually succeed, in achieving some goal they have set for themselves. The vast majority of those so-called “New Year...
Feb 21, 2018
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The Chinese must be arguably the world’s largest diaspora with roughly 100 million ‘Chinese’ who are mostly through national assimilation, Malaysians, Singaporeans and so on. I’ve even met Spanish...
Feb 15, 2018
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IN DECEMBER 2016, Jeff Boss, contributed a trend piece for Forbes magazine in which he outlined seven megatrends in leadership for 2017. So, how have some of those been panning out? I can say from my...
Oct 03, 2017
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IF YOU HAVE a curated feed of news on your smartphone like many people, you would have noticed the slew of new stories, memes and articles stemming from the recent outrage about the way United...
May 18, 2017
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For nearly eight years, I’ve covered a range of leadership topics in this publication; but one that does stand out in popularity and application is the topic of presentation skills. One of the...
Mar 02, 2017
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On a very normal Saturday at 9.12 am tiny island state of Singapore, a young man created history by being the first Singaporean to win an Olympic gold medal. Joseph Schooling not only won the men’s...
Sep 12, 2016
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Concerned by possible defects in a multi-million dollar manufacturing deal between a Chinese-Japanese consortium that is building trains for Hong Kong’s underground rail system, reporters from...
Aug 08, 2016
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Downhill skiing is one of the most exhilarating sports in which to take part, and possibly to watch. Even on a non-competitive level, there’s something about the mastery of manoeuvring your body...
Apr 05, 2016
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Tired of the usual annual, corporate kickoff format and outcomes? Consider the following steps to help create the best kickoff you’ve had yet for your team or organisation. How do I know? For the...
Jan 13, 2016
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Over the decades, many have come to admire the success story of this small island, devoid of the kind of natural resources, be they forestry, minerals, or hydropower. Many admirers, though, would not...
Jun 11, 2015
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Just recently, Singapore lost its first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Though retired from the Singapore Cabinet since 2011, the enormous influence Lee Kuan Yew, or LKY as he was often referred to,...
May 27, 2015
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The Football Association’s all-England knock-out competition, better known as the FA Cup, sometimes sees hitherto unheard of teams getting a chance to pit themselves against giants like Chelsea on...
May 05, 2015
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The new year has been upon us for a few weeks now, and depending on your organisation’s financial year, most of us will be looking forward to the latest news, trends and issues that will matter most...
Feb 11, 2015
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The single deadliest day in the recorded history of climbing Mount Everest occurred this year on 18 April, Good Friday when a massive avalanche raced down the west shoulder of Everest and slammed...
Oct 31, 2014
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In recent months, I’ve been working on a number of motivational and leadership programmes for a leading, family-owned German company who are the ‘best in class’ in what they do. Last week, the senior...
Oct 30, 2014
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