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We All Need Negotiation Skills

What is Negotiation? It is “the back-and-forth communication designed to reach an agreement when you and the other side have some interests that are shared and others that are opposed” and “interpersonal decision-making process that is necessary whenever we cannot achieve our objective single-handedly”. (William Ury, Founder of Harvard Program on Negotiation) First Step to Start In a negotiation...

4 Goal Setting Tips for 2020

Towards the end of 2019, it's time to review our progress and plan for year 2020. Goal setting is important for not only our career, but also mental well being. Psychologists found that people who set challenging goals and make progress continuously are happier in their lives. Setting a goal is easy. Making and tracking...

Taking the LEAP to success

This is a book review of LEAP, a narrative book of practical strategy executed by succeeding companies. In the modern world where everything can be copied, what can we learn from companies that have endured and transformed despite copycat followers? As an individual, what can we learn from this book where jobs are being automated? How...

Do You Have a Real Training Need?

When there is a performance problem, one of the solutions that pops up is providing training to employees, hoping to teach them skills and techniques that improve performance.Once the training topic is named, training is designed and delivered to employees. Encouraging figures are then presented, in numbers of training sessions, training hours, and happy sheet...

Human Resource Optimization – a New Paradigm for Developing Talent

Because of the long-standing dominance of the behaviorist tradition in the HR community, informed opinion in the past has been, essentially, that one could be anything or anybody they wanted to be--all that was needed was the proper training. This is the assumption behind the traditional Human Resource Development (HRD) paradigm. If a person is...

Change Navigator Program with one of the 4 Biggest Chinese Bank

As a trusted partner, we worked with the Chinese bank to run an year long training campaign. Departments and teams were invited to join our Change Navigator Program. We have completed 1-2 classes each month and more is coming in 2019! The aim of the program is to prepare them with a mindset to adapt...

Use Lego Serious Play to Visualize Abstract Ideas

Lego Serious Play is best used to facilitate discussion of abstract ideas. Using simple Lego bricks and mini-figures already enable our participants to share their own experience and feelings in a solid way. With a Lego Serious Play model, it becomes much easier to recall their experience with examples and connect with their feelings. Here are...

HOPE bring you around the World

“We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose infinite hope” -Martin Luther King JR.   Hope is an important essence to achieving our goals. As leaders, we shall always motivate our team towards challenging goals, going out of comfort zone. With hope, "impossible is nothing". That's why we designed a motivational leadership program with the H.E.R.O....

Why Psychological Capital Matters?

Economical Capital + Human Capital + Social Capital + Psychological Capital = Competitive advantage ————————- In a competitive and rapid changing world, organizations have to evolve with agility to survive in fierce competition. There are four types of capital leaders should invest to increase an organization’s competitive advantage:   Economical Capital – Financial strength of an organization, investment and resources...

The Birth of HERO – A Motivational Leadership Program

As leaders, how can we motivate our team more effectively to achieve better organizational performance?   In search of the answer, we have developed a signature motivational leadership program - HERO.    Working together with our client, we leveraged on their happiness charter/positive leadership culture building program, combined with the H.E.R.O model from positive psychology. That's how the HERO...