Ajantha Dharmasiri

Emotionally intelligent leaders: A rare breed in Sri Lanka?

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:23

It appears that the West and East alike have one common phenomenon - emotionally charged leaders making utterances that get wide media publicity le...


Digitisation Dynamics: People for Progress

/ Monday, 30 January 2017 00:20

Digital business transformation is about significant change; it should be diligently driven by leadership   Overview&...


Communicating with confidence: Clarity over chaos

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:02

We witnessed the reactions of people at the inauguration of the Hambantota industrial zone. Even before, we saw how Hambantota port employees stage...


17 suggestions for success in 2017

/ Monday, 2 January 2017 01:07

A brand new year has just dawned. As usual, people tend to have New Year resolutions. My suggestion is to go beyond resolutions, to have s...


Whither MBAs? Rigour, relevance and results

/ Monday, 19 December 2016 08:07

    An MBA has always been a sought-after qualification among managers. It has been hailed as a competency builder on one...


Men and women for SEN: Reaping research richness

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

The research monograph is handed over to the Secretary of the Ministry of Education    It was a delight to witne...


High impact HR: Local and global

/ Monday, 21 November 2016 00:01

   I was involved in two key recent global and local HR events. The annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Pers...


Humane results: Discovering future HR in a digital era

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

I enjoyed speaking at the Annual Conference of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) recently. The topic assigned to me was ‘Reimag...


Competencies or connections? Clarity of choices

/ Monday, 24 October 2016 00:01

   I recall the discussion that took place during the annual sessions of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) rece...


Managers and leaders in high demand

/ Monday, 10 October 2016 00:01

 I was a speaker at the annual conference of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) last week, held along the theme ‘Good G...


Ten Commandments for talent developers

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  Talent is in high demand both locally and globally. We saw a wave of writings such as ‘Winning the War for Talent’ sprea...


Prison as a prism: Poignant points

/ Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:02

Politically powerful people in prisons receive publicity. Prisons are supposed to remand and rehabilitate people. In times when much attention is p...


Presence as a present: Practising spiritual intelligence

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

 I read a refreshingly resourceful book titled, ‘You are here’. It is written by Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh         ...


My son as my hero: Reflections of reverse mentoring

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

I never thought I would write this column in my life. Strange are the swirls that entangle us. My son, my hero is physically no more. I tr...


Remembering a management sage: One year later

/ Monday, 1 August 2016 00:00

When I handed over the book co-edited by me to Prof. Liyanage   Time has passed by. Almost one year is gone after the...


Convocation as commencement

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

I led the organising team for the graduation of 452 extraordinary managers at PIM’s largest convocation ever. That was a celebration of hum...


Championing Communication: Confidence through 10 Cs

/ Monday, 4 July 2016 00:09

  It is essential for managers to be effective communicators in order for them to drive success - AFP   Managers,...


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...


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Mobilising against measles

23 February 2017

The WHO South-East Asia Region is making rapid progress against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Region was certified polio-free in 2014. Maternal and neonatal tetanus was routed in 2016. And routine immunisation for diseases such as diphtheria a...


A prelude to the accountancy profession

22 February 2017

An honourable profession  It is an honour to share such a great profession as a Chartered Accountant (CA). A profession that has been evolved over thousands of years, weathered various storms and tested for time. Accountancy professio...


‘Better plan’ for solar energy and coal-hydro compatibility

22 February 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I was very happy to see that two-page advertisement in Daily FT on the first ever PV Solar park at Hambantota commissioned to develop 10 MW and I could imagine how happy the Minister and State Ministe...


Rationale for mandatory credit allocations: A counter view

21 February 2017

By Joan de Zilva Moonesinghe “Whatever ‘name’ is given to a just social system, nevertheless not its name but its content is what is important, andcalls for a ‘strong juridical framework’, that is, a legal ...


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