Ajantha Dharmasiri

HR Ecosystem for competitiveness – A glimpse through 10 Gs

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

 Overview The National HR Conference (NHRC), the premier people event in South Asia, is just around the corner. This time they have picked a...


In search of emotionally intelligent leaders

/ Monday, 6 June 2016 00:00

Emotional outbursts in the political circles have become a much talked topic these days. Leaders are supposed to be more ‘emotionally intelli...


Authentic leaders: Are they here?

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:06

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think a...


PIM MBA in Qatar: A source of Sri Lankan pride

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Doha, Qa...


Chaos of connections sans competencies

/ Monday, 25 April 2016 00:00

 Results can be delivered only when the right person is handling the right job. It is possible only when competencies are considered in hiring...


Avurudu Awakening

/ Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

Another Avurudu is round the corner. Holidays give us time to refresh, reflect and renew. As Sinhalese and Tamils unite in enjoying the festive ti...


Living with leaders and laggards

/ Monday, 28 March 2016 00:00

  Gandhi became the epitome of a servant-leader by constantly heeding the counsel of those around him - AFP It was a memorable...


PIM Genesis for fostering entrepreneurship

/ Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

   The PIM Genesis business incubation centre It was a moment of happiness when we had the soft launch of the PIM Genesis...


Responding to turbulences with tranquillity: A 7R recipe

/ Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00

Many of us have to face the hustle and bustle of life amidst rush and push. When the outer world is turbulent, how can we maintain inner tranquilli...


Performance evaluation: Illusions and solutions

/ Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

According to Jack Welsh, the biggest injustice employees can suffer is to be deprived of knowing how they are performing  I p...


Consumer Strategy: A consumer’s perspective

/ Monday, 1 February 2016 00:00

  It has been almost six months since the sad demise of Prof. Uditha Liyanage. A collection of his articles was posthumously published by...


Communityship

/ Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

   Figure 1. Management as a practice    The moment I typed the heading, the Word spellchecker highligh...


Sixteen Suggestions for Success in 2016

/ Monday, 28 December 2015 00:03

A Brand new year is a few days ahead. As usual, people tend to have New Year resolutions. My suggestion is to go beyond resolutions, to ha...


Management Research beyond barriers

/ Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

  It was an insightful intellectual interaction when Prof. Michael O’Donnell and Prof. Mark Turner from the University of New So...


HR Quiz 2015 delivers motivating momentum

/ Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00

  There was an impressive show of young talent at the HR Quiz 2015 which was held recently. With the involvement of 50 teams representing...


Five S for the mind

/ Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

Prof. AjanthaDharmasiri delivering the key note speech at the Annual Five S Conference   It was a meaningful occasion when I h...


Academics as thought leaders: Promises and pitfalls

/ Monday, 2 November 2015 00:00

I was so happy to get involved in the Annual Research Symposium 2015, organised by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, as the ...


Talk in Tamil Nadu on Tech-Tradi Tribe

/ Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

   Addressing the Annual Conference (NATCON) of the National Institute of Personnel Management, India    ...


PIM MBA in UAE: A new beginning

/ Monday, 5 October 2015 00:00

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in the Unit...


Professing in a premier enterprise

/ Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

I am delighted to embark on a new series of Humane Results. Having written 250 weekly columns, I thought to make it a fortnightly column. This is t...


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Brexit: Are the UK Universities and the research sector the biggest casualty?

27 June 2016

Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland, in this Reuters picture. Brexit was fought on emotional grounds rather than on hard core economics or political realities    Brit...


Will we learn from Brexit?

27 June 2016

Consequent to Brexit, $ 2 trillion was wiped off stock markets. Where did it ‘evaporate’ to? Did this money ever exist in the first place?  Human greed to make quick big money (with a simple click transaction) has driven us to pla...


Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders

27 June 2016

Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders Hyundai Merchant Marine said it had reached an agreement with ship-owners to secure lower charter rates; a major breakthrough in its financial restructuring that enables state support for the purch...


Transforming next-gen leaders

24 June 2016

  It is evident that conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organisations globally need to incorporate the next generation leadership competencies in order to address the development needs of th...


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