Management

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

Views - 84 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 - 488 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 - 46 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 - 185 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 - 52 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 - 126 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 - 369 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 - 31 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 - 221 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 - 325 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 - 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,


Optimism booms among Davos CEOs despite geopolitical storm clouds

Views - 20 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 - 17 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 - 551 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 - 114 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 - 461 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 - 409 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 - 41 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 - 51 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


How to use ‘New Global Standards’ in project management, to improve project success

Views - 354 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:02

By Dr. Madhu Fernando Two decades of the 21st century are almost completed. Some project management practitioners are still relying on the traditional project management standards which have been introduced in mid to late 20th century for projects. P


Tough journey, great destination by Ronnie Peiris

Views - 503 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

Recently I watched the movie ‘The hacksaw ridge’ the amazing story of how a young man called Desmond Doss went to the battle field without a gun because it was against his value system to kill. Eventually he ended up saving 75 people from death.


Not a sword; only stones for David’s defence: David’s and Goliath’s dynamics of success

Views - 30 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

In the Biblical context, the story of David and Goliath depicts dynamics of winning cultures in a battlefield. Goliath, a Palestinian was a strong man. His strength was measured through braveness


Global best practices in managing conduct risk introduced to Sri Lanka

Views - 79 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII), TCF Consulting (UK) and Global Business Counselling (GBC) collaborated to introduce the concept of Treating Customers


Digital transformation will change everything – Is the CFO ready for tomorrow?

Views - 58 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

Since its inception in 1986, Global technology giant Oracle Corporation has enabled thousands of organisations across APAC to transform their business operations.


Corporate governance important factor in strengthening capital markets: SEC Chief

Views - 92 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:12

The Code of Best Practice on Corporate Governance 2017 was released on Wednesday by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).


KPMG hosts first Family Business Forum in the Maldives

Views - 260 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:09

Given the importance of raising awareness and ensuring family businesses carry forward their legacy, the Family Business Division of KPMG in Sri Lanka organised a forum in the Maldives to discuss key challenges faced by family businesses and the ways


Spiritual workplace strategy: A paradigm shift in contemporary work-ethics

Views - 33 Friday, 15 December 2017 09:07

In the backdrop of Triple Bottom line (People-Planet-Profit), organisations are traversing towards a spirituality culture.


Nominations called for the four international standard- setting boards

Views - 30 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

A call for nominations for the four international standard-setting boards was issued last week.


Outstanding performances at Asia-Pacific Executives Forum 2017 and AAPM Certification Ceremony

Views - 108 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

There were some outstanding performances this year at the Asia-Pacific Executive Forum 2017 & AAPM Certification Ceremony held at Hilton Colombo on 26 November.


Corporates urged to find the fit between CSR and innovation

Views - 23 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

As top corporates in the country bring Corporate Social Responsibility to the table in the quest for greater value and competitiveness, experts stress that corporate social innovation is the new CSR.


Today's Columnists

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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