3 Secrets to High Performance Teams

This article first appeared in the the HR & Education Section of Singapore Business Review portal on 20 March 2013. http://sbr.com.sg/hr-education/commentary/top-3-secrets-high-performance-teams Productivity is a big buzzword everywhere today, and companies are always looking for ways to increase productivity through their employees. One effective way to increase productivity is for employers to look at creating high … Continue reading 3 Secrets to High Performance Teams

June 2, 2015

Why Half of ex-GE Executives Created Great Value While the Other Half Actually Destroyed Value

Recently in an article “Not All Leaders Are Created Equal” Dr Daniel Goleman cited a study that was conducted by Professor Groysberg and Nitin Nohria from Harvard on GE Alumini. As most of us probably know, GE is not only known for being an outstanding company, but it is also a “talent factory”. This is … Continue reading Why Half of ex-GE Executives Created Great Value While the Other Half Actually Destroyed Value

March 3, 2015

Why You Should Hire for Personality

So far we have covered Culture, Attitude and Aptitude in our previous articles. The final piece of the CAAP® Foundation is PERSONALITY. If you missed the previous articles, read them here: Culture, Attitude, Aptitude So what is Personality and why is it so important? According to Peter Gray, a professor of psychology with the Boston … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for Personality

November 4, 2014

Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

The Guy Who Could Not Learn Many years ago, I hired a guy who had more than 10 years of working experience and all the relevant technical qualifications and certifications. He did well in the interviews but there was one particular area that I completely overlooked — he worked almost exclusively by himself for most … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

October 28, 2014

What is ATTITUDE?

In my previous article, I talked about Culture. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today we will examine the next attribute – Attitude. So what is Attitude? Attitude is something that is notoriously difficult to define. It is something that you know it when you see it and it is usually not … Continue reading What is ATTITUDE?

October 21, 2014