Ajantha Dharmasiri

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...


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    ...


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Sustainability now: The waste challenge

27 July 2016

Shifting waste from one place to another is no solution; nor is burning it in the backyard. The moment waste is understood as resource, a multitude of solutions are already available to develop a waste free Sri Lanka   ...


Elephant-human conflict, the most crucial issue not even identified

27 July 2016

Since 1950, a minimum of 4,200 elephants have perished in the wild as a direct result of the conflict between man and elephant in Sri Lanka. During the last 12 years, a total of 1,464 elephants were killed, along with 672 humans &...


Let us say ‘Black July: Never again’ through the right electoral system

27 July 2016

    The challenge in constitutional reforms is to have the long-term goal of a Sri Lankan identity, while giving the space for identity politics in the short term and convincing the Sinhala majority the necessity for doing s...


Kilinochchi: The forgotten city of today!

26 July 2016

I still remember travelling in an armed car on route to Kilinochchi and then taking an Air Force chopper that hugged a railway track to avoid sniper attacks way back in 2007-2009. At that time Kilinochchi was making headline news daily, given that...


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