Stop Hiring Your Purple Cow!

Yes, Purple Cow. This was a concept popularized by Seth Godin in his bestselling book Purple Cow. The basic concept of the Purple Cow is to stand out and be insanely different from your competitors. According to Godin, the world is full of mediocrity and if you want to be successful in business or in … Continue reading Stop Hiring Your Purple Cow!

June 9, 2015

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

What HR & Hiring Managers Can Learn From Warren Buffett & Jim Rogers on Hiring the Right People

Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is consistently ranked as one of the world’s wealthiest, successful and most influential persons. One of Buffett’s famous quotes is “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing”. Buffett should know it better than anyone else. He has seen his wealth skyrocket from practically nothing back in the … Continue reading What HR & Hiring Managers Can Learn From Warren Buffett & Jim Rogers on Hiring the Right People

April 21, 2015

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

Are you a Leader or a Manager? If you are in-charge of a team of people, then should you function as a Leader or a Manager? The differentiation between Leadership and Management was started by Professor John P. Kotter some years ago. According to Professor Kotter, the difference between Leadership and Management are obvious and … Continue reading Are You a Leader or a Manager?

March 24, 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

3 Simple Steps to Highly Focused, Effective & Relevant Interview Questions

How do you craft highly focused, effective and relevant interview questions? That’s a common question I get from my workshop participants and clients. Crafting interview questions is not rocket science. It is actually very simple once you understand the basic rules of crafting good questions. Most HR Professionals and Hiring Managers I know do not … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Highly Focused, Effective & Relevant Interview Questions

October 7, 2014