Inclusive leaders to vanguard management industry: British Council Country Manager

Views - 125 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 - 23 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 - 137 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 - 67 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 - 365 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 - 384 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 - 213 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 - 58 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 - 72 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 - 149 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 - 171 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 - 58 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 - 122 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 - 336 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 - 275 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 - 105 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 - 143 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 - 54 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 - 47 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 - 159 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 - 407 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 - 189 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 - 354 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 - 117 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 - 103 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 - 50 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 - 151 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 - 136 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 - 98 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 - 507 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

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Xi Jinping: China’s story of Moses

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Xi Jinping’s story resembles the story of Moses in many ways. Moses (Prophet Musa as known to Muslims) though an Israeli, was adopted by the Egyptian Pharaoh. Moses was known as the Prince of Egypt, until he fell out of favour with the Pharaoh and

We don’t want an executive presidency

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The executive presidency was established in 1978. Since then there has never been as much hope for its abolishment as there is right now. It however still requires many actors to come together to work towards its abolishment. The 20th as brought to

What is next for middle-income Asia and Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Decades of sustained economic growth have left the Asia Pacific with few lower-income countries. Absolute poverty levels are and will continue to keep falling. This is cause for celebration. But it also requires a new partnership between countries an

Why didn’t they tell the President?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The President appears to believe that he still possesses the full executive powers he derived from the Constitution when he was elected to his office in January 2015. Three months later, he sat during a tumultuous session in Parliament, and witnessed

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