Archive for December, 2011

Leadership risk assessment: a broad responsibility

Two seemingly unrelated events towards the end of last year has helped me crystallize a concept that I have been mulling over for some time now.

The first was the Singapore Institute of Directors conference 2010 aptly titled “Getting it right, the challenges and opportunities ahead.” There were several speakers and one of the key questions raised by Baronness Sarah Hogg Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council UK, related to the sustainability of corporate performance without sacrificing good corporate governance. Her message was clearly that one should not transfer shareholder’s rights to regulators. The regulators job is to protect the rights of the shareholders and not to usurp them.

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4 common leadership mistakes to avoid

One of the most satisfying elements of our work is being able to watch at very close quarters how different leaders work with their teams. And, we have been fortunate to see many remarkable leaders and their different styles in handling their teams. At the same time, in the course of our interaction with various teams, we do come across leaders who are perhaps still growing into their roles.

From our experience in handling several diverse teams, I would like to point out a few things that you as a leader must watch out for. Avoiding these common leadership mistakes will certainly go to great lengths in firmly establishing yourself as a leader.

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