Management

Chartered Management Institute recognises Sega Nagendra

Views - 42 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 - 34 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 - 133 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 - 398 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 - 147 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 - 329 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 - 95 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 - 81 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 - 44 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 - 141 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 - 122 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.


Royal College Class of ‘72 to hold forum on inspiring leadership

Views - 73 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:15

The greatly anticipated leadership seminar ‘Excellence in Action’ is back again this year, with our nation’s young professionals in mind. This career and leadership development seminar is aimed at encouraging the future leaders of today to both


Key to ensuring family businesses deliver returns across generations

Views - 466 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

In Sri Lanka, as in many parts of the world, family-run businesses contribute substantially to the country’s economic growth


Building directors’ skills to manage boardroom disputes

Views - 40 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID), in its efforts to contribute to the professional advancement of board directors and promoting


CA Sri Lanka Business Plan competition 2018 kicks off this month

Views - 159 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

To encourage Advanced Level students to gain a better understanding of the importance of developing a business plan and to also help harness entrepreneurial skills


Learn how to transform stress into positive energy

Views - 49 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

A full day highly informative and interactive workshop titled ‘Thriving! Positive Energy at Work for Leaders’ by expert Karl LaRowe will be held on 8 February at Hilton Colombo. Delivered in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle to New York, Abu Dhabi,


INSEAD at Round Table 5 Business Forum 2018 on 16 February

Views - 117 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Business leaders and professionals in Sri Lanka are invited to two upcoming events – the Round Table 5 Business Forum 2018 on the 16 February, and the first INSEAD Public Masterclass on 17 February. The two events will see academics, business and


Dhammika to speak his entrepreneurial mind and the leadership heart at Colombo School of Business a

Views - 286 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

Colombo School of Business and Management is privileged to showcase Dhammika Perera, one of Sri Lanka’s greatest entrepreneurs as part of the thematic seminar series, ‘Evening with a Corporate Leader’ on Wednesday, 21 February from 5:30 p.m. on


Public servants to receive training under NHRDC-AIM tie-up

Views - 25 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

The National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Philippines held discussions on a tie up for knowledge sharing and collaboration to address challenges faced by the public sector. Areas


SLID continues to contribute towards good corporate stewardship

Views - 219 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

The need for good corporate governance and board room practices have never been so pertinent with increased expectations and responsibilities being placed on directors whilst key stakeholders keenly observe director behaviour and performance as a mat


The mantra of organisations that are successful

Views - 314 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

As a leader, it is our job to focus on getting things done—on time, with acceptable quality, and within the allocated budget. That requires the leader to surround himself with people who could help create the culture he desires.


Optimism booms among Davos CEOs despite geopolitical storm clouds

Views - 15 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): Chief executives are more optimistic about the economic outlook than they have been for many years although anxieties are rising about geopolitics,


Optimism booms among Davos CEOs despite geopolitical storm clouds

Views - 18 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): Chief executives are more optimistic about the economic outlook than they have been for many years although anxieties are rising about geopolitics,


Moody’s says Asia Pacific corporates to see continued stability in rating trend in 2018

Views - 15 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Moody’s Investors Service expects the stable rating trend, which was evident for Asia-Pacific non-financial companies in 2017, to continue in 2018.


How not to do a strategic plan

Views - 543 Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:00

‘Strategic planning and budgeting’ are vital items in the corporate agenda of any organisation. As a CFO and a member of the senior leadership team of several large organisations both in the private sector and the public sector, I have tasted the


Managing stress: You can do it!

Views - 110 Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:00

By Nicholas Chow Paul is a senior executive who works in a global organisation and was posted to a senior role in Colombo early last year. Having worked in challenging roles before, Paul has some experience in managing stress, and found that his fit


Chulla Setthi Jathaka: An entrepreneur creating magical wealth out of nothing

Views - 458 Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:00

For over a decade, I have travelled as a lending banker to every corner of the country and it has exposed me to thousands of entrepreneurs. My close interaction with them helped me to understand their attributes, qualities and characteristics that se


Pitfalls in 5Ss and how to avoid them

Views - 388 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

After many years of experience in the manufacturing industries and successful implementation of lean practices in sixty companies


Thinking ahead!: ACCA Platinum Employer WNS outline’s future of finance outsourcing

Views - 38 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:05

With many companies using finance outsourcing to add value, increase business flexibility and prepare for future growth, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has played a significant role in being at the forefront of supporting finan


Why ‘Have a safe trip’ is taking on greater meaning

Views - 49 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:05

By Alastair Paterson Have a safe trip! Typically, when we wish someone well before they leave on a journey we are referring to their physical safety while in transit. But, increasingly, there’s another consideration – their online security. Over


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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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