How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of bureaucratic power. In order to engage in a conversation about leadership, you have to assume you have no power… Continue reading

You Have to Treat People in Different Ways : Carlos Brito

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company. Carlos Brito is the man who engineered the surprise 2008 buyout of Anheuser-Busch and its iconic American brands and brought them under the umbrella of Brazil’s InBev. A Stanford MBA, the Brazilian-born Brito worked for Shell Oil and Daimler-Benz before joining Brahma, a beer and soft drinks company. Over the… Continue reading

“Effective Management Skills” Training in Jakarta, 26-28 August 2013

PROGRAM TITLE Effective Management Skills DURATION 3 days DATES 26 – 28 August 2013 VENUE Jakarta: Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel PROGRAM OBJECTIVES At the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to: Manage themselves Manage their work and unit Lead and manage their subordinates Cooperate with peers, superiors and other stakeholders PROGRAM CONTENT Managing self and the transition… Continue reading

It is time to invest in the tier of managers that has been forgotten: middle managers

Investment in the top – namely senior executives and high potentials – has for a long time been the main focus for leadership development. Especially in recent years, tough economic conditions have meant most companies have invested in these top players while overlooking the larger management population in the middle. This has exacted a heavy price in terms of underperforming… Continue reading

Why now is the time for training

With the skills gap still a major issue in workplaces today, a number of recent reports have pointed towards giving employers more involvement in the design of training programs. It was interesting to be involved in the HR Lunchtime Debate on the day the Richard Review was published. The review recommended that businesses have a greater say in apprenticeship design,… Continue reading