Companies today are lucky if they surpass 15 years

Views - 70 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Steven Swientozielskyj, the Global President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) says CIMA is committed to deliver finance professionals who can harness the full power of technology and data to create and add organisational va

Ambidexterity: The holy grail of company strategy

Views - 10 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

By Sanda Wijeratne F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” To succeed and to maintain that succes

SLID asks: Is your board of directors ready to lead into the digital age?

Views - 73 Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:38

The digital age is well and truly upon us, big data, cloud computing, mobile commerce, smartphone penetration and the explosion of social media and its multitude of platforms mean that the leaders of organisations, whether in the public or private se

Congratulatory comments from participants

Views - 20 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

Jude Joseph’s presentation on ‘Jaffna… searching for its rainbow colours’ drew a number of participants to ask so many questions for which he had relevant answers. He also stated that those who have not visited Jaffna should do so to see for

Why HR policies are prerequisites to organisational excellence

Views - 17 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

The Human Resource (HR) department is undeniably one of the most pivotal cogs of an organisation. It is the sole bridge that connects a company and its employees which strengthens inter-personal relationships while eliminating any discrepancies. It a

Colombomap joins The Management Club

Views - 80 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

Colombomap is the latest addition to TMC’s list of partners who will function as the web and digital marketing service provider for three years commencing 1 January 2019. The MOU was signed between Colombomap and The Management Club on 9 January 20

TMC welcomes Mobitel as Telecom Partner

Views - 21 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

TMC welcomes Mobitel Ltd. as their Telecommunication Partner for the next three years commencing February 2019. The MOU with Mobitel Ltd. was recently signed at their head office, 108, W.A.D. Ramanayake Mawatha, Colombo 02 with Mobitel CEO Nalin Pere

About TMC

Views - 19 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

CIMA partners with TMC

Views - 46 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:39

CIMA Sri Lanka and The Management Club (TMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently. The exchanging of the MOU took place on 18 December 2018 at the CIMA Sri Lanka premises between The Management Club President Emeritus Fayaz Saleem and

CIPM joins hands with ETD to expand ‘Play for All’

Views - 20 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:36

Yet another building block has been placed in ETD’s mission to promote social inclusion for our brethren with disabilities. The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) has provided Enable the Disabled (ETD) Foundation with its fullest s

Jaffna: Searching for its rainbow colours

Views - 25 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:36

Jude Joseph, an eloquent speaker with his very vivid and informative presentation with facts and figures well researched, had the participants wanting to know more and more as to how the rainbow could find its colours at the Members Speak held at Gal

Wurth Lanka signs up as Partner Sponsor of TMC

Views - 34 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:33

Wurth Lanka Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Wurth Group of Germany, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka’s exclusive corporate forum The Management Club (TMC) to be its Partner Sponsor for a period of three years. “We are

About TMC

Views - 18 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:32

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

Global CEOs sour on Trump policies, warn they hurt business, investment

Views - 36 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): From centre-stage in Davos last year, President Donald Trump told the world’s corporate bosses that America is a great place to invest. It hasn’t quite turned out that way. Foreign direct investment to the United Sta

SLID continues enhancing skills of board directors

Views - 167 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Recent surveys indicate that a company’s ability to attract capital at a favourable cost is a direct factor of the standard of the corporate governance employed, and exhibited, by it. There is a growing impetus to improve standards of individual d

An attractive and unique EMBA at PIM

Views - 31 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:55

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program launched in 2016 at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) is becoming popular, attractive and unique. The inaugural batch which was launched as a brainchild of Dr. Wickrama Weerasooria, under the guidance of

Upskilling non-finance professionals with management accounting skills – a critical need

Views - 64 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:53

KPMG, together with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), organised an orientation session to disseminate information on a new product that was announced by the two leading brands called ‘Diploma in Performance Management’. Th

NHRDC to present proposals to manage the import of labour

Views - 150 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:51

Sri Lanka is currently facing a shortage of skilled and unskilled labour and is struggling to deliver the skills required for the rapidly developing sectors of the economy such as construction, hospitality, services, manufacturing, education and agri

About TMC

Views - 37 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

Annual General Meeting – TMC Colombo

Views - 40 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club of Colombo was held on 28 November 2018 at 6 p.m. at the VIP Lounge, Galadari Hotel with the participation of a large number of its members. Manjula Wijemanne as the Chairman welcomed the members. He

The 8 qualities all people who do great work share

Views - 29 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Everyone who accomplishes the extraordinary shares these traits (and no, luck isn’t one) What qualities do all people who do great work share? Your first guess might be luck. Certainly no one who achieves greatness lets a lucky break pass them by u

Benefits for all TMC members!

Views - 31 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

TMC is pleased to inform its members of the benefits available to all life members and members who have renewed their memberships. Your TMC Card is the key to avail of these benefits which are applicable to all members irrespective of which Club they

Shevanthi Jayasuriya at February Members Speak

Views - 31 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Shevanthi Jayasuriya will be the speaker at the February Members Speak. She will be speaking on a very interesting topic which will be notified shortly. Shevanthi is a TMC Colombo Founder Life Member and has been a part of the corporate world for ma

BDO strengthens position as leading adviser to the mid-market

Views - 45 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

BDO has announced a total combined fee income of $ 8.99 billion/€ 7.56 billion for the year ended 30 September 2018, representing a year on year growth of 10.7% in US$ and 8.3% at constant exchange rates. The global organisation’s continued and

Winning through last mile delivery excellence

Views - 69 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

The FMCG business is transforming rapidly today, with innovators and disruptors reimagining every aspect of it. Wave after wave of revolutionary products and solutions are entering the market almost daily. The entire industry is getting overhauled, w

New Year greetings!

Views - 41 Monday, 31 December 2018 09:29

I take this opportunity of wishing the Committees of the Board of Management, the Executive Committees of TMC Colombo, Mt. Lavinia, Kalutara, Negombo and our CSR Arm – Enable the Disabled together with the entire Membership of TMC and the Chartered

Board of Management 2019

Views - 33 Monday, 31 December 2018 00:21

Standing from left: ETD Chairperson Jezaayar Hassendeen, TMC Colombo Chairman Manjula Wijemanne, TMC Negombo Chairman Gehan Amarasinghe, Vice President Treasury Yoshan Fernando, TMC Mt. Lavinia Chairman Jayantha Gunasekera, TMC Kalutara Chairman Anv

About TMC

Views - 36 Monday, 31 December 2018 00:20

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

Foresight and innovation for public sector excellence

Views - 71 Monday, 17 December 2018 01:10

Recognising the vital role of a strong public sector in the achievement of Sri Lanka’s ambitious development goals, Citra, Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab, through a partnership with the Ministry of Public Administration and Law and Order

CIMA-KPMG Diploma in Performance Management: Opening up new avenues for Lankan professionals

Views - 545 Monday, 17 December 2018 01:07

KPMG Sri Lanka Managing Partner Reyaz Mihular and CIMA Regional Director MESANA Geetu Ahuja recently spoke about the new diploma launched jointly. They said that the Diploma in Performance Management will open up new avenues for Sri Lankan profession

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Discipline and freedom under the reign of Gota

Saturday, 23 February 2019

There’s nothing like a well-crafted marketing slogan for a prospective Presidential candidate. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is emerging more clearly into the daylight as the Opposition’s candidate for executive president. Against a redone image in the back

The chainsaw massacre and other ‘lawful’ horror stories

Friday, 22 February 2019

Admit it. The headline hooked you. Hope you won’t be disappointed. There are no gory scenes featuring dismembered limbs here. However you might read about the long arm of the law being truncated. Perhaps a chilling scene where the mask of the murde

What went wrong with Sri Lanka?

Friday, 22 February 2019

If Sri Lanka wants to get out of the present miserable situation, it needs to make a profound change, a paradigm shift in the way it views at everything including the religious, political and economic issues. Such a change could be made only by loo

Regulating foreign workers now a top priority

Friday, 22 February 2019

Sri Lanka is today facing a domestic labour shortage in some key sectors and industries. While demographic, social attitudes, expansion of the economy and outward labour emigration are contributing to the shortfall. Generally a lack of interest in ce

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