The problem with most recognition awards at the workplace

In the recent facilitation session that I ran for a client, I realized that every year they hold a great event to celebrate the innovation projects of teams and recognize their efforts, and business impact.   In most innovation projects the teams usually involve some leaders who took an idea and turned them into reality. […]

Get noticed: 8 things that your boss wished you did more

After working with thousands of directors and leaders from many different countries, I have noticed that there common areas which they wished their team members are better in. Your boss will surely notice you if you do these! 1.    Speak up more by giving feedback or share ideas Bosses wished their people spoke up […]

Important lesson from the great Angkor Wat

I was in Siem Reap, Cambodia in March this year to conduct a 4-day teambuilding program for an Asia Pacific meeting for our client. During this time, I also had the chance to visit Angkor Wat, the famous temple in Siem Reap. The Angkor Wat, which is the 7th Wonder of the World, took a […]

Keen to See Richard Branson In Person?

Ever wanted to listen to top business leaders on how they think and challenge convention? What if you could watch these people LIVE in action? If you want to grow in your professional skills, you have to learn from the very best and this time, you will get to do it! Here are some of […]

Won An Award for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World

JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons_TOYP of the World-Kenneth Kwan-Singapore

  I hope to celebrate my Big Win last night with you. I just won a merit award from the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Singapore’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Singapore. This award serves to recognize people under 40 years of age who have demonstrated significant service and impact to society. Previous well […]

Charismatic Leaders May Not Be Good For Your Organisation

Researcher Jim Collins in his book “Good to Great” outlines the CEO of great companies and found empirical evidence that Charismatic leaders may not be good for your organisation. This is because most of the focus tends to be on them, their brilliance or how they might save their company. This is detrimental to the […]

How An Old 1930s Factory Taught Researchers How To Increase Employee Productivity

Hawthorne Workers

In 1924-1932, a series of experiments were conducted to examine how fatigue, monotony and supervision on an assembly line affected productivity. However at the end of the experiment, researchers were amazed to find out many other correlations that affected employee productivity and morale. Many of their insights and observations are still used by today’s management. […]