Monthly Archives: February 2018

How Are Those Resolutions Coming Along?

We are almost through the second month of the year. If you set some goals back around January 1st, how are those working out for you? Many people choose not to make New Year’s resolutions. “I probably won’t follow through,” they say, or “A good idea is a good idea anytime, I shouldn’t only think […]

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Collectively Speaking

The team’s visit to Japan last week yielded a number of interesting conversations in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. In addition to speaking with local business leaders and academics, we also had a chance to speak with some western MNC “top talent” professionals who were in Japan to visit their local office. Asking about the point […]

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Build Your Body, Clear Your Mind

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Regular exercise is a great way to help you keep a positive outlook on things. Keeping yourself in good physical shape relieve you of a lot of daily pain and cuts down on your worries about your health, and feeling better physically can help you feel better emotionally. Plus, the time spent exercising is time […]

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Interesting Conversations

The team is still in Japan this week and we have been having some interesting conversations following our “Things Work in Japan” post from the other day. We’ll get our thoughts together, and keep having some talks, and next week share what we learn. Twitter LinkedIn Facebook WhatsApp

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Things Work in Japan

The Designing Leaders team is in Japan for the next week, with stops in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. It’s been over a year since we last sent people here, and nearly 10 years since one of us first visited, and so as you can imagine there are plenty of things that have changed. One thing […]

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Are You Ready For Them?

A recent article from the World Economic Forum (the Davos folks) examined an OECD study of how well countries are preparing students for the workforce. An interesting result is that Singapore tops the list when it comes to collaborative problem solving skills among 15-year olds, a key metric in the study. What does this mean? […]

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Retention Starts With Recruiting

When we are losing talented employees with valuable corporate knowledge and experience, it’s common to take a look at our retention strategy (assuming we have one) to figure out what’s wrong. Have we identified the right critical positions and individuals to know where we should focus our attention? Are we paying enough? Are we offering […]

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The Gig Economy Grows

An article this week in Human Resources Online shares some data showing that a growing number of professionals in Singapore are open to contract work. The headline might give the impression that more Singaporeans are looking for contract work as opposed to full-time. Reading the article, though, it is more the case that people who […]

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