An unassuming figure, the eyes of Lucas Ngoo, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Carousell, light up when he talks about his pet project. What started as a three-man operation has now morphed into one that serves 14 cities across six countries. As HRM Asia discovers, beneath this quiet exterior lies an individual who is fiercely determined to ensure that one of Singapore’s most successful start-up stories is translated onto the global stage.
He sets “unreasonable” goals, and handpicks many of the talents joining his team. CEO of mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship Victor Cui is never short of chutzpah, as he leads the organisation to unprecedented heights.
Speak to Dan Marjanovic, Partner of Simmons & Simmons law firm in Singapore, and words like “strategy”, “planning” and “prioritising” stand out. He tells HRM Asia how these concepts have become the bedrock of his career to date, as well as the way he charts the organisation’s course.
Every year, the HRM Awards recognises a C-Suite Leader for their work to champion the value of HR across their businesses and the wider economy. In this special feature, HRM Asia catches up with five of the most recent winners who share how and why HR continues to be the lifeblood of their organisations.
Having effective CEO level conversations requires a blend of understanding of what goes on in the mind of a CEO as well as knowing what motivates them and gets their attention. HRM finds out how HR can have highly effective C-suite discussions
HRM Asia officially launches its first ever premium congress series in Malaysia – The Business Savvy HR Leader Workshop, to be held on the 5th and 6th of May 2015 at the Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur.
Following a hugely successful run in Singapore last year, this most highly acclaimed congress series will feature an intensive and highly interactive 2-day training programme – limited to only 30 seats and strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
The man behind the Chicken Soup for the Soul series will be headlining the Spire HR Summit in 2015. In this exclusive interview, Jack Canfield, also one of America’s leading success coaches, sheds light on the behaviours of highly successful people and how everyone can reach their true potential
You may have that one manager who constantly spouts ideas and methods of execution. Their creativity in finding solution-oriented actions is often impressive, and it is not always easy to keep pace with all of their ideas. Although their initiative is great, there comes a point when this hyper-creativity becomes counter-productive. Limited financial and/or human resources can hinder timely execution, and there is also a tendency for idea generators to adapt their ideas along the way.
Cutting off these ‘idea machine’ managers would stop them being creative. However, without focus, they will drown your team in hundreds of unfinished projects.
Try this three step solution:
Firstly, welcome these ideas by giving your manager time and space to brainstorm on a consistent basis. It is important to provide a space where the ‘idea machine’ feels they are being listened to. After hearing them out, explain what you need and come to an agreement on a few ideas to proceed with. Then, consult your execution team on the feasibility. This way, there is ownership at all three levels.
Secondly, keep an ideas list from the brainstorming meetings. This way, potential projects will always be on hand, which creates a cycle of ongoing activity, keeping the workplace energy revving away.
Finally, focus the attention on a maximum of three projects at a time. That way, everyone involved is re-energised by the successfully completed project and will be ready to repeat the cycle.