As the Ox Rules, the Ox Says

In the Chinese mythology, there were 12 animals who appeared during an invitation by the Emperor and as a reward for appearing, the animals were each given a year that is named after them in the order of their appearance. The Year 2009 is the Year of the Ox, and the ...

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The Road Map For Success

As we usher in the turn of the year, we will benefit from having a road map for success to guide and direct our thoughts and actions.  Think long term, plan out your actions in advance and draw a road map showing you where you are now to where you ...

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Managing in a Downturn – On the Road Less Travelled

How are you preparing for tougher times ahead?  The conventional management response during a declining economy would be thinking ‘which business units to close and what costs to cut?’    Few people are painting a rosy picture with the current economic climate and some countries are already experiencing a recession although not ...

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Training benefits!What’s your return on investment (ROI)?

Not too long ago during a conversation with a general manager, he made a comment that gripped my mind and I would like to talk more about it in this month’s management e-news.   The manager said his company has been training the employees however he said ‘training could not change the ...

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Building a Learning Community

Forum at Authentic Success is an online knowledge network forum that allows members to network, share resources and knowledge, seek advisory opinions and ideas.  It is a virtual meeting place where you can get together with like-minded executives and professionals to exchange information on your most vexing management, service or ...

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Service Innovation – The Next Corporate Buzzword

Flipping through the pages of The Borneo Post recently, I stopped to read the full page advertisement of Panasonic.  I do like their motto ‘Ideas for Life’ which is appropriately coined for this competitive and global economy and the picture of a huge light bulb in the center-page with the ...

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Focus on Leadership: Strategic Planning in a Turbulent Environment

What are the implications when hard work and operational activities fail to produce the performance the company used to achieve? What do you need to do to bring back superior performance? The answer is strategic transformation of your business. Faced with rapid environment changes and increasing complexities, many leaderships have already ...

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