Management

John Mattone enthrals Sri Lankan corporates

Views - 22 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 - 147 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 - 118 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 - 20 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 - 114 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 - 61 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 - 279 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 - 360 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 - 206 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 - 49 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 - 68 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 - 137 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 - 166 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 - 50 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 - 114 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 - 310 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 - 232 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 - 99 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 - 137 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?


Chartered Management Institute recognises Sega Nagendra

Views - 48 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The Chartered Management Institute, UK – Sri Lanka Branch held its awards presentation recently at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. This was the very first time that CMI held a Management Excellence Awards Scheme to recognise the most promising and i


Kanishka Weeramunda bags two awards at CMI Excellence Awards

Views - 42 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

PayMedia CEO and Founder Kanishka Weeramunda has been named the Best CEO of the Year and the Best Future Leader of the Year in the small and medium service sector category at the CMI Excellence Awards 2017, which was held recently at Shangri-La Colom


Vidya Sivaraja on ambition, passion and building high performance teams

Views - 147 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Vidya Sivaraja’s career evolution is one of hard work, passion and above all, growth. She recently became the first Sri Lankan to lead one of Fonterra’s country markets with her appointment as Managing Director for the Malaysia and Singapore busi


Maha Vanija Jataka: Exposing myth of maximising profit and enlightening on creative capitalism

Views - 403 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

It is fascinating to observe these days many Sri Lankan corporates publish annual accounts one after the other, under compelling captions, on how they maximise profits compared to previous years. Almost all the comments and interviews made by incumb


The Great Managers Awards: A call to greatness

Views - 170 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Colombo Leadership Academy and People Business recently held the inaugural Great Manager Awards, recognising leadership competencies that produce stronger results amidst challenging business landscapes, creating stronger values to drive performances.


CMI Sri Lanka fetes brilliance in management field

Views - 345 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka held its first-ever CMI Management Excellence Awards Night last Thursday (29) at Shangri-La Colombo, recognising and rewarding brilliance in the field of management. The awards


Official launch of Skills Development Plan and Employment Strategy

Views - 110 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

The Skills Development Plan and Employment Strategy for tourism sector in the Eastern Province prepared by Australian


SLID Independent Directors Forum discusses Manifestations of Independence in Boardroom Practice

Views - 97 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

In the past, dignitaries, retirees, and “good old boys” were staples for forming a company’s board of directors.


Brandix Head of CSR lauded for leading efforts to alleviate water poverty in Sri Lanka

Views - 45 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Brandix Lanka Ltd. Head of CSR and Corporate Communications Anusha Alles was recognised as one of the world’s


Model for crisis management: Supreme board of stakeholders for Sri Lanka

Views - 143 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is a country which never learns any lessons from past.


Breaking down the art of negotiation science

Views - 129 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:17

By Darshana Abayasingha Negotiation skills become a science, just like most knowledge translates to science, explains Professor Horacio Falcao, Senior Associate Professor of Decision Science at INSEAD, Singapore.


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IPS’s State of the Economy Report 2018 is a demonstration of its independent analysis of the economy

Monday, 22 October 2018

Economists are at the receiving end of society today when it comes to economic crises. They have been blamed not only for giving confusing advice, but also for failing to predict accurately the oncoming economic catastrophes.


Future competencies for Sri Lankans: Rhetoric and reality

Monday, 22 October 2018

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


Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden.


Government’s cohabitation stuck in the past or what?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The appointment of career judge Nalin Perera as the new Chief Justice, who has served in the judiciary for over 30 years, provides a snapshot into President Maithripala Sirisena’s thought process, amidst various stories of clashes with his coalitio


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