Three important questions you should ask yourself as we enter a new decade
For most of us, the end of a year feels like a natural time to reflect and reset. It’s a time to think about what’s gone well, what hasn’t, and what we will vow to do differently in the coming 12 months. Read more
China offers investors certainty, resilience
The Chinese government has adopted a series of measures to boost economic growth, including stimulating consumption, further opening up to foreign investment, supporting private enterprises and encouraging technology innovation. Read more
How to stop your best people leaving
As a leader, ask yourself this question: if lifelong learning and success are linked, is continuous learning really a personal priority to you, as the leader of your business, and, importantly, are you the role model your workforce looks up to in this regard? Read more
Have we forgotten how to talk to each other?
Before you read on, take a look around your office – how many people are actually talking to each other? Most are plugged into their earphones, or beavering away behind their computer screens, probably emailing the person that sits opposite them. Read more
Is your team addicted to work?
Do you put more time and effort into your work life than your personal life? Are you always the first to arrive at the office and the last to leave? Do you work every weekend, and never seem to quite manage to take your full quota of holiday entitlement? Read more
How to boost productivity & engagement within challenging macro-economic climate
As the Chinese economy slows to more modest & sustainable GDP growth rates, organisations in China are by no means losing steam. Read more
It’s time to break the taboo around quitting
As new generations with different motivations and ambitions enter the world of work, the age old adage of a job for life is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and thus transitions into and out of our businesses may well become more frequent. Why? Read more
4 reasons why you need a millennial mentor
Over the past decade or so, it’s been fascinating to see how the traditional image of the mentor has been radically turned on its head. And now, particularly in the corporate world, many innovative employers are encouraging reverse mentorship. Read more
Are you getting these basics wrong?
When was the last time you saw a boss demanding to review even the most basic of emails or memos before sending, barking orders or timing people’s lunch breaks down to the last minute? Read more
If you fake it, you won't make it
It’s extremely sad to say that trust in CEO’s and business leaders appears to be at an all-time low these days. Undoubtedly, there are those, the minority, who have given business and business leadership a bad name. Read more
4 steps to help you succeed in a developing market
Working in a developing and growing market usually means working at full capacity and being inundated with business every single day. This might sound like an attractive proposition for an individual or organisation. Read more
Too much pessimism clouds silver lining for china’s economy
China’s slowing economy has exacerbated the gloomy sentiment about the world’s most populated market and sparked worries about massive job losses amid potential company collapses and loan defaults. Read more