Views - 338 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 - 695 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 - 249 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 - 1431 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 - 537 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 - 400 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 - 663 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 - 866 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 - 763 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 - 577 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 - 473 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00
Ecosystems are so essential for nature. They provide the basis for survival and sustainability.
Views - 906 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 - 611 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 - 323 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 - 488 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 - 371 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 - 1346 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 - 1091 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 - 871 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).
Views - 506 Monday, 18 September 2017 00:08
I had yet another memorable visit to Tamilnadu. For the second time, I was invited to be one of the speakers at the Annual Conference of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), India. I received much warmth of Chennai people. Represent
Views - 574 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00
Disruptive technologies drive digital initiatives in diverse fields. The people-centric function of Human Resource Management (HRM) cannot escape from this wave of disruption. How do such disruptions challenge HR policies and practices, globally and
Views - 1263 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00
I am indeed glad to pen my 300th column. It began as a weekly column and due to my challenging commitments, now it appears bimonthly. I am also honoured to devote this special column to share memories of my mentor. In fact, this article is on the
Views - 1891 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00
The GCE (A/L) exam is round the corner. The Grade 5 scholarship exam also is scheduled for this month. One thing in common for both student groups is that they probably represent one common generation often called Cen
Views - 2344 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:08
We are plagued with multiple environmental challenges. While garbage disposal is still chaotic, dengue mosquitoes continue to inflict misery upon millions. Do we see eco-friendly initiatives or egos clashing with individuals adamantly clinging to
Views - 2627 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:15
The National HR Conference (NHRC) 2017, organised by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka was a thriving success with loads of positive feedback received. With participation exceeding one thousand, the conference focused on possi
Views - 2912 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02
The National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) of 2017, the largest HR conference in South Asia, will begin tomorrow. Further to the discussion we had two weeks ago, this column will highlight the nature and features of NHRC 2017 in inviting the Da
Views - 4031 Monday, 5 June 2017 00:00
South Asia’s largest HR Conference NHRC 2017 on 20 and 21 June The National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) of 2017, the largest HR Conference in South Asia is round the corner. Whilst we are recovering fr
Views - 4110 Monday, 22 May 2017 00:01
The nation is awaiting a delayed cabinet reshuffle. The expectations are high that there will be better delivery in terms of ensuring an integrated plan of action towards socio-economic development. As it has been often deliberated in pro
Views - 4642 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:02
Piles and piles of words have been uttered about the Meethotamulla mayhem. While the world was moving towards advanced scientific solutions concerning garbage management, were we more worried about commissions, votes or popularity? Should
Views - 6906 Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00
It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
My children have two different passports, making them a sort of case study in the stupidity and ultimate cruelty of passports. My daughter has a white passport, so no visas required. My son has a brown passport and he has to prove that he’s not try
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
With the growth of cross broader international trade, economic liberalisation and relocation of manufacturing facilities to economical location in search of competitive advantages, the concept of Free Zones was born. Free Zones include varieties of F
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
A number of very important people called to thank me for inviting them to the very popular presentation by Dr. Howard Nicholas. It was held on 18 July at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) auditorium. The title of the presentation was ‘
Monday, 22 July 2019
Drawing lessons from Vietnam’s experiences The Sri Lanka-born economist attached to The Hague based Institute of Social Studies – Dr. Howard Nicholas – addressing a packed audience consisting of the alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Manag