Views - 387 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:02
Overview Much has been said about the legal position regard to the current political phase we are going through. I am reluctant to take a side to argue or counter-argue with regards to recent actions and inactions. For me, it surely proves what we de
Views - 530 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
I was humbly happy to be the first Sri Lankan to speak at Fiji Annual HR Convention. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet warm people of another island nation. With booming tourism and bountiful natural resources, it appears as one of the most
Views - 263 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00
It was delightful to be a Sri Lankan speaker at the NATCON 2018, the biggest HR conference in India held in Pune recently. I spoke on the future of HR and had the opportunity to discuss it further with Dr. T.V. Rao, who is hailed as the pioneer of th
Views - 328 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00
It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about
Views - 485 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:02
It was amazing to see the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the much acclaimed “Fireside Chat” held recently. It not only showcased seven fiery entrepreneurs, but paved way for their frank expressions without fear or favour. They enjoyed th
Views - 221 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00
Not much time has passed since the heart-warming heroics heard from Thailand.
Views - 307 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:15
It is encouraging to see many research conferences related to management are being conducted by State and non-State higher education institutes alike. I was the keynote speaker for the second Annual Research Symposium (ARSYM–2018) organised by the
Views - 225 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00
I am so happy to present my seventh book titled, “People Perspectives”. It is a display of diverse discussion for discovery, in fact, my third collection of articles based on the “Humane Results” column published in the Daily FT. Today’s co
Views - 308 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00
I was so delighted to get involved with the national convention of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) with the fitting theme, “National Prosperity through World Class Quality and Productivity”.
Views - 444 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00
I was so happy to meet Dr. Daniel Goleman of Emotional Intelligence fame, at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference of 2018 held in Chicago recently.
Views - 429 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00
Sri Lanka, often named as the ‘Wonder of Asia,’ has many citizens wondering what is going on.
Views - 220 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00
I am delighted to drive a dynamic community of diverse people in presenting a distinctly different experience at the National HR Conference 2018.
Views - 655 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:05
I was delighted to be reappointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) for the second term of three years.
Views - 227 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00
We in Sri Lanka observe ‘International Labour Day’ on 7th May instead of 1st May, this year. From Haymarket Square, Chicago in 1886, it has come a long way in bringing workers’ rights to the forefront. It is an opportune time to reflect on nati
Views - 1153 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00
I hardly watch teledramas, not only because I value my time but also because of their questionable value.
Views - 462 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00
It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Kuwait who actively supported our endeavour
Views - 371 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00
Conflicts arise when communication breaks down. A prolonged strike or an ongoing dispute can have a link to improper communication.
Views - 625 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:02
Much has been said about the sad incidences in the Hill Capital. No sensible human being will endorse such acts of shameful violence, irrespective of provocation or justification.
Views - 821 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00
Producing leaders has become a national priority in a context where there are more laggards then leaders in critical positions. Among the many roles of a typical business school, enhancing leadership competencies of the students is key.In fact, an ex
Views - 551 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00
By the time this column is published I am sure the final verdict of the Sri Lankan voters will be loud and clear. Freshly elected members to the local government institutions, hopefully with 25% female representation, must be gearing to “serve” t
Views - 534 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00
We as a nation will celebrate 70 years of independence in a few days’ time. It was Peter Drucker who said that there are no good or bad institutions but well-managed or ill-managed institutions.
Views - 404 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00
Ecosystems are so essential for nature. They provide the basis for survival and sustainability.
Views - 879 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00
A refreshing 31,557,000 seconds in 2018 are with us. A brand new year invites us not only to have brand new thoughts but to convert them into grand actions. As usual, people tend to have New Year resolutions. My suggestion is to go beyond resolutions
Views - 589 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00
A manager in the little town of Bethlehem became world famous because of Christmas. It is not only a time to relax and refresh, but also to reflect and to reinforce. Despite the overly commercial coverage of Christmas, the true serenity associated wi
Views - 296 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00
An annual convocation is an event to remember the social obligation we have in order to produce leaders of the right calibre to the nation.
Views - 378 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:50
It was a rigorous yet rewarding process that we went through in competitive bidding towards hosting the most prestigious global event in the field of human resource management (HRM) in 2020.
Views - 347 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00
I had the opportunity of participating in one of the largest HR conferences in the world last week. The 70th annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK, was held in Manchester Conventions Centre on 8 and 9 No
Views - 934 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
I had the opportunity to chair a session in the international seminar recently organised by the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) with the fitting theme ‘Leveraging Supply Chain Management to Enhance Sustainability’. It showcas
Views - 738 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00
We conduct interviews to recruit people to organisations. One common myth is that you can sit in an interview panel without any preparation. Some even sarcastically ask, “What is there to learn about interviewing?” It certainly goes beyond common
Views - 674 Monday, 2 October 2017 00:00
As I mentioned in my previous column, employee engagement in a disruptive environment is an emerging challenge. There was an exploratory study involving more than 12,000 employees recently done by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM).
Thursday, 15 November 2018
A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme
Thursday, 15 November 2018
“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall
Thursday, 15 November 2018
“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be
Thursday, 15 November 2018
In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e