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Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Views - 103 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th


Fifth intake for Leadership Academy now on

Views - 8 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, the consulting partner of Results Based Leadership Organization USA recently concluded the fourth intake for the Leadership Code Based Leadership Academy held over four days at Cinnamon Grand


CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 on 28-29 August

Views - 85 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka will hold its annual flagship conference, the CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit, on 28 and 29 August, at the Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo.


Doing the correct thing in the right way

Views - 24 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

In a recent interview with Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) Senior Vice Chairman A.R. Rasiah, he shared his simple version of Corporate Governance which is ‘doing the correct thing in the right way’. To do the right thing is important, but


Leading your Leaders: An innovative training program by JASTECA Institute of Management

Views - 11 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management announces a day’s training titled ‘Leading your Leaders’. “Whether you were born a leader or have had leadership thrust upon you, you’re in for a whole new set of challenges when managing other leaders. Thin


SLID Independent Directors Forum says silence in the boardroom not a solution

Views - 56 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

Recent corporate governance failures suggest that there may be a problem with how businesses are run and how directors behave in the boardroom. The common thread that runs through these corporate fiascos is the failure of corporate governance control


Lessons from the cave for CEO Communicators

Views - 45 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Yukthi Gunasekera There were two CEOs involved in the recent Thai Cave Rescue: The football coach Ekkapol Chantawong (Ake) and the head of the rescue mission Narongsak Osotanakorn (Oso). There are important lessons in CEO Communication – esp


Changing lives through NLP

Views - 56 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Viswanathan Natarajan (Natty), a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach from India, visited Just In Time Group (JIT) recently to help coach the senior and middle management. Natty was invited to coach Just In Time Group by JIT CEO Chrishan Mendis.


Eminent speakers, business leaders to address CPM Regional Management Conference 2018

Views - 231 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The country’s foremost management event, CPM Regional Management Conference 2018 (CRMC 2018), organised by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka), is to take place from 4-5 September at The Kingsbury Hotel, Co


KPMG Family Business and Board Governance team on ‘Tackling the Next Wave’

Views - 148 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

KPMG Sri Lanka hosted a workshop for family business owners on 13 July at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The event, which


LNBTI organises guest lecture on Japanese-style business principles

Views - 20 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI), Sri Lanka’s only Japanese-based technology university, will be hosting International


John Mattone enthrals Sri Lankan corporates

Views - 19 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Over 1,000 corporate professionals and 300 CEOs witnessed a riveting and interactive master class in leadership and corporate


Dealing with the absence of independence in the boardroom

Views - 133 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Good boardroom decision-making can be facilitated by appropriate policies and processes. However, even when combined


Inclusive leaders to vanguard management industry: British Council Country Manager

Views - 90 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda During the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch held on Thursday (21), Ambeon Capital CEO Murali Prakash was elected as President of CMI SL. British Council Sri Lanka C


IPM conducts MDP for senior management of Regional Development Bank

Views - 15 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, inaugurated a customised Advanced Management


CMA Conference ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’ a must for corporate leaders

Views - 96 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

CMA Global Management Accounting Conference on the theme ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’


Integrated Thinking for Business Leaders and State Institutions by int’l experts at CMA Conference

Views - 55 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

CMA Global Management Accounting Conference on the theme ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’


CMA Sri Lanka qualified management accountants deprived of applying for Government jobs

Views - 166 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Following is a statement issued by CMA Sri Lanka on CMA Sri Lanka qualified management accountants being deprived of applying for Government jobs, contravening approval granted via Cabinet decision of September 2014


The evolution of CSR towards Creating Integrated Value

Views - 329 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Creating Integrated Value (CIV), a term that I coined in 2014, is a concept and practice that has emerged from a long tradition of exploring the role of business in society. It has roots in what many today call corporate (social) responsibility or CS


CMA Global Management Accounting Conference 2018 on 5 July

Views - 193 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The CMA Global Management Accounting Conference 2018 on the theme ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’ will be held on 5 July at Cinnamon Lakeside. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Rachael Grimes, President of the


BDO conducts seminar on strategising financial reporting in the wake of new tax regulations’

Views - 35 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The new Inland Revenue Act No. 24 of 2017 introduces many key tax regulations which have significant impact on financial reporting. BDO, on 5 June, conducted a seminar under the theme ‘Think Beyond’ titled ‘Strategising financial reporting in t


Anticipation builds for John Mattone Live in Sri Lanka

Views - 63 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan corporate sector has commenced the countdown to the arrival of best-selling author John Mattone, the coach of legendary Apple Founder Steve Jobs, with the keenly anticipated event, organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing just two


From SDGs 1.0 to SDGs 2.0: How to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals transformational

Views - 130 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

We must begin by asking if the SDGs are they really changing the way that business does business. Or are they little


ILM Lean Transformation Summit calibrates minds to see waste

Views - 157 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The International Lean Transformation Summit 2018 was inaugurated on 22 May at the Grand Ballroom of Galadari Hotel,


Deepal presents the Leadership Code-Based Leadership Academy for the third time

Views - 39 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 00:00

“What makes a great leader?” Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman set out to answer this question – to crack the code of leadership.


Future readiness in Sri Lanka: Building a strong talent pipeline for tomorrow

Views - 106 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 00:00

As Sri Lanka strengthens its business and economy contributions, how can Sri Lanka sustain its momentum, enabling the talent today to be ready for the world tomorrow? In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, the purposeful development of


Dynamic route-to-market: Your next wave of ‘Smart Growth’

Views - 287 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Distribution plays a pivotal role in the overall growth of a company and often impacts its market share and future preparedness


Great Place to Work names Best Workplaces in Asia for 2018

Views - 161 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

The 2018 Best Workplaces in Asia build inclusive workplaces where employees feel proud of their accomplishments and create strong bonds with colleagues and leaders while achieving business goals. These workplaces are distinguished by their extraordin


Prof. Boris Groysberg on ‘Best of Harvard for Sri Lankan CEOs and their Executive Teams’

Views - 86 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) organised a seminar titled ‘Best of Harvard for Sri Lankan CEOs and their Executive Teams’ with Prof. Boris Groysberg of Harvard Business School on 24 April at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.


How long can your company survive?

Views - 129 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

In today’s fast-changing times, what is most important for an organisation? Is it the sole pursuit of profit or is it something bigger and more meaningful?


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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen


The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin


Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.


Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


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